Happy Tuesday, bloggers!
Fall is quickly arriving, I’m trying to catch up on my Goodreads Challenge, and I feel as if this year is flying by too quickly. Life needs to slow down for a month or more so I can catch my breath.
Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The next prompt is books on my TBR I’m avoiding and why. I am loving this topic. Why? Because I avoid so many titles that I’m not surprised my TBR list is this large.
I hope you love my choices! Have fun, everyone!
Girls of Paper and Fire
As a survivor, I have a difficult time picking up a book with sexual abuse in it. I open the book, I question what I’m doing, then I put it back onto my shelf. But I’ve heard a lot of readers who have said people need to read this book. So there’s that.
Queen Takes Knights
As I delve more into reverse harem, I’m careful about which books I purchase since I don’t have a Kindle. But I can’t escape the fact that readers have warned about certain scenes in the vampire-themed novel that I may not like. I’m still hesitant on it and not sure if I’ll ever read it.
Bright We Burn
I bought the book before it came out. I was eager to see what happens next. But ever since it arrived at my house, I was so worried about reading it because I know what happened in real life, so I know how this tale will end. And I’m not ready for it. I’m not ready to let go of these characters or this story.
Stalking Jack the Ripper
My blogger gang keeps telling me to read this series. But here I am, putting it on my TTT list. My expectations are high, and I don’t want them disappointed. I have a soft spot for historical fiction, so this needs to live up to a lot.
John Matthew has gone through so much pain and loss. And I have a sense of what will happen to him and Xhex. And I’m damn scared to read it. But I want to, do you know what I’m saying? I adore these two characters, and I want to know them more. They deserve their time as main characters.
A woman who’s a ghost watching four smoldering men. How can I not read this book? Again, Kindle. But also the fact that I expect this series to completely destroy me. I just hope Kristy can succeed such an act.
I haven’t read many dark high school romance books, so I’m not sure what to expect. However, I love Tate and her writing. And I have a thing about cars and illegal racing. So it’s meant to be, right?
If I don’t read this book, I think my blogger gang will disown me or bug me until I read it. So I don’t have much of a choice when it comes to the series. I’m a bit worried since I don’t find pestilence that sexy though, so I’ll see how this title turns out.
19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading”
Hype is a big book killer for me. I have not read any of Sarah J. Maas’s books for that reason. I want to, but that hype is scary.
I’ve heard of a few of these, but haven’t read them. I too find it hard to read a book if its subject feels a little too personal (at least if it’s an unpleasant subject), so I tend to read all the happier, more lighthearted reads. Speaking of darker reads, despite it not being my kind of genre, I kinda think I want to read “Stalking Jack the Ripper”! It sounds quite interesting.
I hones My TBR books I’m avoidingtly think books should have trigger warnings. I agree. Avoid books that trigger bad feelings/pain.
Honestly, I’ve read and loved Girls of Paper and Fire but I’m the first to say that it needs a huge trigger warning and I wouldn’t go into if I wasn’t in a good place at the time. I also wouldn’t go into if it might trigger me into a bad place. Doesn’t matter how good a book is, self care is much more important ❤
Queen Takes Knights is a recent add to my own TBR. I haven’t read a lot of reverse harem but am hesitant for the same reasons… I don’t often read dark romance. I also think there’s a kindle app so you can read ebooks via the app if you don’t have a kindle 🙂
I really want to read Pestilence, I read The Barganier series by Laura Thalassa and I loved it !! I also wanna read Stalking Jack The Rapper, I heard amazing things about it.
I have trouble reading books about sexual abuse for the exact same reason. You’re not alone there.
I really need to read Kiersten White’s series!
Nice list! I enjoyed Stalking Jack the Ripper. I need to get around to reading the rest of the series! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
Agree with Stalking Jack the Ripper. I haven’t read it yet (and I should’ve put it on my TTT) because I have soft spot for historical fiction too..and I hate when something is messy.
My TTT: https://readlogy.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/top-ten-tuesday-10-books-i-avoid-to-read/
I just finished Pestilence yesterday and I enjoyed it. You might want to give that one a try.
As far as Four Pyschos, I only read up until book 3 because the wait was so long between books that I forgot to go back lol. However, the first two were really good!
I did not put Girls of Paper and Fire on my list but i have not read that one as well.. Also you totally need to read Stalking Jack the Ripper.
My TTT | https://momsbookcollection.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-tbr-im-avoiding-reading-and-why/
If your blogger gang keeps telling you to read a book, you should! My blogger gang usually knows best when it comes to books I’ll love.
I still have to start The Conqueror’s Saga… I’m supposed to read And I Darken next week though.
I need to continue the Stalking Jack the Ripper series—I really enjoyed the first two books but haven’t gone further for some reason.
“I was so worried about reading it because I know what happened in real life, so I know how this tale will end. And I’m not ready for it.” IS COMPLETELY HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT, TOO. I’m not ready to say goodbye.
I only want you to read Pestilence so I can hear your thoughts lol. It’s a weird one for sure
Pestilence may not be sexy because ewww. But Thalassa does a decent job of it. If anything you should read it to have the WTF moments lol. And SJTR is meh.
Blogger gang member here to tell you that you won’t find Pestilence sexy because 1) it’s gross when you think about it, and 2) he’s abusive af. But it is an interesting read, and the second book has a lot better handle on the abusive components while also diving into the lore of the Four Horsemen more.