Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Top Ten Books We’re Not Sure We Want to Read
Books we may have bought, but aren’t sure if we want to read… “TO READ OR NOT TO READ?”
1. Jodi Picoult novels
I can’t stop myself from buying her books. I must own twelve of them, yet I’ve only read three. When it comes down to it, I always pick a YA book over her books. Am I the only one who does this with adult bestsellers?
2. Harry Potter series
At this point, I’ve started giving away my Harry Potter books. I don’t think I’ll ever read them. I fell asleep during the first movie, and I have little desire to read the books. I’d only be reading them because it feels like I should read them. I keep the first book on my shelf in case I change my mind, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. Don’t hate me!
3. Stephen King’s On Writing
I hears that this book is a great inspiration for writers. I always mentally “save it” for when I plan to start a new novel. Needless to say, life gets in the way, and I never pick it up.4. The Best American Short Stories
I can’t tell you how many classic short story collections I own. For some reason, reading them always feels like I am doing homework, so I never get to them. Why is that?
5. Hitler’s Mein Kampf
This was free at a book sale several years ago. I took it because I thought it might help me better understand Hitler’s horrible mind. I don’t think I will ever read it. It would make me very angry, and I don’t think I will find any of the answers I am looking for.
1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when I was in middle school, but just didn’t like it. I wanted to but didn’t. Since then, I’ve bought the whole series. I even have the huge compilation book, but I just don’t know if I’ll ever read them.
2. Jodi Picoult novels
I’m right there with Ricki. I own 6 of her books, I think, but I haven’t read any of them. They all sound so good, so I buy them, but they just never get read. (In general, I don’t find myself looking at my bookshelves at home, with adult books on them, to find something to read. I tend to go straight to my classroom library. I’m using Jodi Picoult to represent many adult authors’s books who I own multiple copies of, but I haven’t read.)
3. All of those vampire books I bought a couple of years ago that sounded so good
Oh, how I loved my vampire books. In 2012. My students and I were both reading vampires, so I bought a ton. I meant to read them all, but instead, they have never come home with me. Now I am so over vampires.
4. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
When I started teaching, these books were hot, so I bought them all. They were loved and checked out all the time, so I never got around to reading them. And now there are so many other books I want to read. Maybe I’ll pick them up one day.
5. The sequels to SO many books I’ve read
I try to be proactive when it comes to reading new YA/MG series when they are released, but that means I have to wait a year or so for the sequel. Then the sequel comes out, and I just never get to it. There are SO many series that I have started and never finished. At this point, I’d have to go back and reread the first book….
Which titles make your list?
4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books We’re Not Sure We Want To Read”
I agree on the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. They were so big and I had them all in my classroom library. I never wanted to read them tho!
I agree, too. That was a good call, Kel!
Too funny that you both have Jodi Picoult novels on your lists! I read one of her books…. the one where the girl is forced by her parents to be a donor for her sister (does that ring a bell? I *think* that was the story) and I was into it all the way through–until I got to the ending. At which point I threw the book across the room (metaphorically speaking) and vowed never again to Jodi Picoult. I’m right there with you on sequels, Kellee. By the time Book 2 comes out, I have often lost interest, moved on, or forgotten so much from Book 1 that I feel like I should reread Book 1 before finishing the series. But someday I really am going to finish the Chaos Walking series (only I have to reread Book 1 first!)
My Sister’s Keeper! I agree about the ending. That is a common thing with Jodi Picoult books. The endings are surprising and a bit odd. They certainly get people talking!