Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Am On The Fence About

Happy Tuesday friends! My life has been crazy! Between applying to summer internships to trying to finding housing for next year I have been quite busy! I am happy that I have a bit of a break for the next 24 hours which I am going to devote to reading. These are a collection of books that I have heard a lot about but I am not sure if I want to read them for various reasons. Also, if you have read any of these please let me know what you thought of them!

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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

I have been hearing a lot about this on twitter and it is giving me creepy mermaid vibes but I have read the synopsis a few times and I am not seeing the mermaid part.

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

This book was on my TBR for over winter break because it sounds like a fabulous and very timely novel but the main thing that is holding me back is that I have not been enamored with Mafi’s work in the past. I read Nevermore and wasn’t really into it and I tried reading Shatter Me and couldn’t start it. Maybe third times the charm?

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The Entire Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan

I am a huge fantasy lover but these books are so long and I have tried reading obnoxiously long fantasy books and it just doesn’t work but they sound so good! Also there is the show (or is it a movie?) coming out and I want to see that and I am one of the subscribers to the philosophy of reading before watching.

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A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

See above!

A Memory Called Empire

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

I love the concept of this book but I am not exactly one for murder mysteries.

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Queen of Air and Darkness and all of the other Shadowhunter novels that I haven’t read yet by Cassie Clare

I was not a fan of LoS but I also want to finish this series because I have spent so much time with this series. However, I don’t want to spend my time reading something that I am not going enjoy.

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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

This is on my TBR but it is mostly there to remind me that it exists. This, frankly, a really weird book on top of being rather long so I am not sure if it is worth it.

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Legendary by Stephaine Garber

Like QoA&D, I have this on my TBR already because I read Caraval. I didn’t fall in love with Caraval and I am not interested in reading something that I will not enjoy hence the do I or don’t I.

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Enchantée by Gita Trelease

This book sounds perfect for me but I have seen a few negative reviews from people who are share similar reading tastes with. I am trying to decide if I should take the leap of faith and just read it or pass.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Hugo

I feel like this book was on all of the best lists last year but I am not sure about the subject. This type of historical fiction is a bit iffy because I am not a big fan of memiors and biographies. I know that is more fictional but still realistic. Maybe I just need to get it from the library and dive in.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme by The Broke and The Bookish and is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

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13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Am On The Fence About

  1. I am unsure about the hype behind “Evelyn Hugo”… and I got “House of Salt and Sorrows” from NetGalley, and I’m super pumped to read it! I can see how it gives you mermaid vibes, but pretty sure it’s a “Twelve Dancing Princesses” retelling.

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  2. Great list! I didn’t read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo last year but I saw so many amazing reviews last year that I picked up a copy recently and I’m looking forward to it because I believe there’s an f/f romance in there somewhere. I tried reading A Game of Thrones and couldn’t get into Martin’s writing style – I think I’ll just stick with the show!

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  3. I am a huge Fantasy fan and don’t mind a long book. I tried reading George R. R. Martin and just couldn’t get into it. I bet the story is epic but his writing is just so meh. He’s just not a good writer in my opinion. He has several short stories so I might give one of those a try again. Seven Husbands is on my TBR and I’m really looking forward to reading it.

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  4. I really loved Enchantee but then it’s very much to my reading tastes, so I’m not really sure if I can offer you anything there! I really loved Legendary, and I’ve heard people who didn’t love Caraval found Legendary better, so take that how you want. I love the Game of Thrones show, but haven’t read the books yet, I think reading them on audio might be less intimidating, so I’m going to try that.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/top-ten-tuesday-197/

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  5. My husband read the first few Wheel of Time books right after they came out and he enjoyed them (he’s not much of a reader, so that tells you something). I did read A Game of Thrones and while I liked it, I feel no motivation to read the rest of the series. I hope you do enjoy them if you do read them though!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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  6. Evelyn Hugo was one of my top reads last year!! It’s not typically something I would pick up either but a lot of my trusted bloggers, were recommending it over and over. I loved it so much. I would honestly pass on Game of Thrones because I don’t know that he will ever finish the series. If he does, then totally pick it up!

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  7. J’adore Enchantée! I liked it better than Wildcard, which is saying something for me.

    I haven’t read A Very Large Expanse of Sea, but I went and bought the special Target edition with the extra chapters. I guess that means I’ll read it… someday. I liked QOAAD (although it is long, they could have probably made it two books) and GoT.

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