Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by  The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  Each week they suggest a new theme for bloggers to write about. This week’s theme was ‘Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why.’ I struggled to come up with ten, so there are only six this week!


Every person I know who has read The Book Thief has rated it highly which really makes me want to read it, but I’ve also heard that it’s one that is certain to make you cry. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good book to make you cry, but I just need to work myself up to it!


I was really excited about Stealing Snow before it came out, and I pre-ordered a copy, but then I heard that it didn’t live up to the hype for a lot of people. I still want to read it, but it just means that I’ll go into it with fewer expectations.


I know, I know. I’m ashamed with myself, but I haven’t read ANY of the Harry Potter books. I can’t even pinpoint exactly why I haven’t read them, but I think it might be because they’re so hyped and I don’t want to be disappointed! That, and I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I hope to read them soon though.

Copy of RS-6

It’s probably obvious why I’m so late to read this book — it’s huge! Which is great, but it’ll probably take me a while to read it so I think I’m going to plan to read this one over the Christmas break.


I’ve had a copy of Lady Midnight waiting to be read since it came out, but for the same reason that I haven’t read The Priory of the Orange Tree, I just haven’t gotten to it even though I have the feeling that I’ll love it.


I remember the buzz that Asking For It got around it’s release. I’ve heard that it’s a very powerful and important book, but it also sounds very heavy which is why I haven’t yet picked it up.

What books have you been putting off reading? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!

- Nicole-2

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24 thoughts on “Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why

    1. That’s good to hear! I’ve heard that it’s really good. I think I need dedicate some time to read all the Cassie Clare books I’ve not read yet, I miss being excited about the new releases!

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  1. Hmm… so… Confession time. I didn’t like the Book Thief. Not sure if it was something about Zusak’s writing style, or the story itself, but I kinda wished it was over as soon as I picked it up. I also think that there are some better books out there about this time period in our history. But that’s just me… 🙂

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    1. It’s good to hear another opinion, especially since it’s been so hyped! It can be a bit daunting going into it when so many people have rated it so highly and everyone seems to love it because what if I don’t?! Thank you for reading! 😄

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  2. The Book Thief gave me the chills and, in a lot of ways, changed the way I read as a teenager that first time I read it. It most certainly is one of those novels that makes you cry, but so very worth it! So, here’s to hoping that when/if you get to it, you enjoy it!

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  3. Oh I haven’t read The Book Thief either and you’re right, everyone who has recommends it incessantly. I guess we’re missing out on something great.
    Great list!

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