Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This weeks topic seems like it was made to call me out for all of the books that I have been avoiding reading for so long simply because of one stupid reason or another. Alot of these are books that I am almost certain I will enjoy, and so I really wish I could just bite the bullet and pick all of these up rather than just being too scared to give them a go.
So here are eight books on my TBR that I’m avoiding and why!
Out of my Comfort Zone
I rarely read adult novels anyways, but when I do it tends to be sci-fi or fantasy anyway, not contemporary romance like this one. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the movie, I never would have even heard of this book, let alone have it on my TBR, but as someone who always like to at least try to read the book before watching the movie here I am with it on my to-read list.
Everyone was raving about this book when it was first released, and so that added with the fact that this whimsical tale sounds exactly like my sort of read made me instantly pick up a copy for myself. And yet it is exactly that same hype and popularity that has made me put off reading this one again and again as I am just so scared of either not liking it or of my expectations being too high.
This book is nearly 900 pages long! Seeing as I put off reading Goblet of Fire similarly because of the length of it, its no wonder that I am also avoiding reading this huge novel. What probably doesn’t help is that I already know the basics of what happens in this book as I grew up with the movies, but nonetheless I am so excited to see how much more about this world there is left to explore when I finally do pluck up the courage to devour this one.
Nowadays I just generally think I am scared of most Sarah J. Maas books as they all have so much hype and popularity behind them that the fear that I won’t enjoy them for whatever reason stops me from picking them up. I also tend to always take longer reading her books, and so I tend to favour reading other books over this one as I know that it won’t put me behind on my reading even more than I already am.
High Fantasy & Length
Even as someone who loves a good fantasy novel with a complex world and magic system, high or epic fantasies are still something that I tend to avoid as they are just so intimidating. I know this one will take me longer to get through than most other books, plus I am going to have to really pay attention whilst reading in order to fully understand everything about this world and story.
Last Book in a Series
I have been waiting for this book ever since I first read Everyday so many years ago, and so I am constantly torn between wanting to instantly dive into this one and wanting to save it because once I read it this series is over and all my questions will be answered. I am scared of being disappointed by this conclusion, and so it seems so much easier to avoid reading it than to know how A’s story ends.
Mixed Reviews & Out of my Comfort Zone
An adult thriller is about as out of my comfort zone as I can get, and so its no surprise that I am avoiding reading this one despite the concept sounding so intriguing and unique. I have also heard some mixed reviews about this one which naturally makes me more nervous to dive into a book so different from my normal reads.
Not only is this Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s most popular book, but as someone who loves all of the other books that I have read by him, I feel like I have built up my expectations for this one too high that I am scared I will be disappointed. I actually have already started this one, but put it down after only a few chapters as I got too busy, so hopefully it won’t be too long before I stop avoiding reading this one.
What books on your TBR are you avoiding? Do you tend to put off reading books for the same reasons as me? Have you read any of these – what did you think?