Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 10 September, 2019 by Lianne in Meme / 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. In Jaunary 2018 the meme was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic: Books On My TBR Iā€™m Avoiding Reading and Why

Well, well, look who’s making an appearance for this week’s TTT šŸ˜› This week’s topic sounded really interesting so why not, here’s some books on my TBR that I seem to be avoiding and why O_O

  1. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving — Admittedly I did start reading the first few pages or so but then stopped and opted for another book. I don’t know if it’s the length or the fact that I’m not sure what to expect with this book but I’m guessing thats why I’m avoiding it on my TBR lol.
  2. The Dagger and Coin series by Daniel Abraham — I have the entire series on my TBR so why haven’t I cracked it yet? Simply put, I need to re-read The Dragon Path and I just haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe if I get my TBR pile a bit smaller I might finally get around to reading the series as a whole.
  3. The Century trilogy by Ken Follett — I’m no stranger to massive, Tolstoy-length-esque books but these books are huge. Need to carve out a considerable amount of time to trackle these books.
  4. Life and Fate by Vassily Grossman — I’m also no stranger to Soviet Russian literature but I wasn’t expecting this book to be as huge as it is; I feel like I need to be in the right mood to read it. Maybe this winter, who knows…
  5. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison — I’m not sure why I’m avoiding this book on my TBR pile, there’s nothing quite amazing as a standalone fantasy. I guess because it’s a bit on the hefty side? I don’t know, I don’t know
  6. Frantumaglia by Elena Ferrante — It looks intense, lol. I need quiet time to tackle her thoughts lol.
  7. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson — Another chunkster on my shelf. Am I ready for it? Not sure yet, don’t think so.
  8. Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien — I snatched this book up as soon as it became available to avoid it becoming sold out like other books that won Giller Prizes in the past. So why haven’t I read it yet?!
  9. The Labyrinth of Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon — I don’t want this series to end ;_; I need to savour it as much as I could, hence why I haven’t devoured it yet.
  10. The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner — I bought this book years ago and have yet to read it; not sure why I’m circling it, it has all of the elements to a book that I would enjoy. Hmm. Maybe next summer?

So what books are you avoiding on your TBR queue? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you! šŸ™‚


12 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays”

  1. The Century Trilogy was my first Ken Follett and I fell in love almost immediately! It’s definitely a chunky series but it’s now one of my favorites. The first book was the best Great list for today’s TTT!

    My TTT post

  2. Your reason perfectly sums up why I’ve procrastinated reading Ken Follett, even though they’ve come so highly recommended. I mean, they’re all GIANT. xD Same reason I’m procrastinating with Words of Radiance. I mean, I LOVE Sanderson, so I’ll for sure be reading it at some point. It just takes me time to talk myself into starting some of his larger books.

    Here’s my TTT post.

  3. Owen Meany is one of the few books that I hate…literally, hate. On the other hand, one of my best friends calls it her favorite book. Go figure!

    I’m very interested in Do Not Say We Have Nothing. I should look for it.

  4. Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesdays, Lianne!! Aside from Ken Follett and Brandon Sanderson, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of these authors or their books. I know LOTS of readers love Brandon’s books though. Hope you enjoy all of these if and when you have the chance to read them. šŸ™‚ Glad you stopped by Finding Wonderland.

  5. I haven’t tried a Daniel Abraham book yet although I’ve had them recommended a few times. One of these days I should take the plunge I suppose.

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