Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we're discussing those books we once had every intention of reading...and now, we're not so sure about. I limited my response to some books that I have actually acquired/purchased (so have in my possession) that I just may not actually take the time to read.
First, an ARC:
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
I was actually really excited about reading this at one point, and I can't even pinpoint just why I no longer feel like reading it. I'd say it's because I don't want to read dystopians, but that's not quite true. I just can't muster enough curiosity to battle this inertia.
Then, some ebooks:
The Testing (The Testing, #1) by Joelle Charbonneau
Partially because I'm not in the mood for a new dystopian series. Mostly because I'm not sure how interested I ever was in this particular series. I fell bait to it being free for Kindle.
The Night Creatures trilogy (Burn Bright, Angel Arias, Shine Light) by Marianne de Pierres
free for Kindle. It sounds like a cool concept and it's Aussie YA. But I
haven't heard the best things with regard to this series, so that's
definitely affecting my desire to pick this up.
The Books of Bayern series (Enna Burning, River Secrets, Forest Born) by Shannon Hale
I did love Hale's The Goose Girl (my review), but I think mainly because it was a fairy-tale retelling. I'm just not sure I love this world/these characters enough to continue reading about it.
Stray (Touchstone, #1) by Andrea K. H st
I didn't love
Entangled (Spellbound, #1) by Nikki Jefford
This was actually the first ebook I purchased when I started blogging. I'm not sure how I heard about it, but I thought buying it was a good idea at the time. It just doesn't sound like the type of story I'd enjoy, unfortunately.
The Registry (The Registry, #1) by Shannon Stoker
I know that basically everyone seems to have disliked this book. But I found it free on Kindle and it does sound like something I could like. The issue here is going to be starting it with the knowledge so many people haven't enjoyed it.
Finally, a few audio books:
Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon, #1) by Anna Banks
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Raven Boys (The Raven Boys, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
These basically all have the same rationale. I'm not opposed to reading them (in fact, I really, really want to read the latter two), but I have no real way to listen to audiobooks at this time, so the amount of effort I'll have to put in to listen to them makes me disinclined to read them.
So, am I crazy? Should I reconsider any of these books?