This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why. I don’t always avoid reading books because of specific reasons. Usually, it’s because new books release and I make those or any library books a priority. But there are a few books I’ve been putting off for various reasons. Here are ten.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: I can’t decide if I should even bother reading these books anymore. I don’t know if I care enough, but I also want to understand the hype. I’m mainly avoiding them out of apathy and the fact they are long and there are many of them.
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton: I’m avoiding this because it’s long. But my plan is to read it before the end of the year, so I better hop to it.
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch: Okay, I should have read this last year but for some reason I thought it was the last book out and I didn’t want to wait forever for book three, but it’s actually book FOUR I’ll have to wait forever for. So I should read it and then avoid reading book three.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman: I’m avoiding this one because I’m worried I won’t like it and I don’t want to not like it.
The Oath by Frank Peretti: It’s been a while since I read a Peretti book and I’m more wary of Christian fiction these days, but I’ve been told it’s so good and there may or may not be dragons in it?
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness: These books are so long. I devoured The Knife of Never Letting Go, but looking at The Ask and the Answer AND Of Monsters and Men… yikes! I want to read them all before the movie releases next year, so I should… soon.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne: I don’t know if I can handle this book. I know it’s going to be sad, but I should just read it already.
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card: I love Ender’s Game, but I’m worried I won’t like the sequels or side series or whatever else is connected, so instead of reading and finding out, I just avoid them.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean: So many people have told me to read this and so many people I know have read it, but there are so many holds on it at the library and I want to take my time with non-fiction, so I’m avoiding it until it’s just sitting on the shelf collecting dust like other library books.
All the books I own: I own quite a few books I haven’t read, but I keep putting them off for other books. New books, favorite authors, something that sounds more interesting. I need to read these so I can have more space for other books, though.
What books have you been avoiding lately? Don’t forget to join the link-up!