Hey everyone! Oh, this one is going to be sooo easy. I have about 500 books on my TBR on Goodreads and I gotta tell you, there are definitely more than a few that I’ve been avoiding. Some intentionally, some not, but it’s definitely happening.
So let’s take a look, shall we?
Top Ten Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading
1. My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray
I bought this book. It’s sitting in my library, on my “grab this next!” shelf. I absolutely adored Dray’s first book, America’s First Daughter, about Jefferson’s daughter. It was breathtaking. And for her to have written about Eliza and Alexander, I’m sure this is gorgeous. But I want to savor it and I know that I’m going to just devour it the moment I start it.
2. Strange Angels (Strange Angels, #1) by Lili St. Crow
I’ve been holding off on this for a couple reasons. One was that my best friend from college loved the series until later on, when she said it got really bad. So I’m worried about reading a series that will eventually suck. But also, I kind of wonder if this is one of those series that doesn’t age well. A lot of 2000s books didn’t age well, back when love triangles were hot and sparkling vampires were in. So…I’m worried.
3. Beautiful Redemption (Beautiful Creatures, #4) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
I own this book as well, though this was a gift. I’ve been hit and miss along the Beautiful Creatures series. I loved the first book, but after that I sometimes struggled through the books. It’s been so long since I read any of them that I feel I have to reread the series before I do anything with this book. Hence why I’m avoiding it.
4. I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Gayle Forman + a story about suicide = me and tissues all over the floor. This book will undoubtedly break me. It’s going to be emotional and messy and I don’t know that I’m fully equipped to handle it.
5. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Same as above. Hand has hit me in the feels pretty hard before and this story, also about suicide, it certain to do the same.
6. End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3) by Susan Ee
I’m terrible about reading last books in a series and this series I have loved so much. The first book is easily working its way up the chain of how many times I’ve reread it. The action, the humor, the plot, it’s all sooooo good. I’m worried that it’s not going to end the way I want it to.
7. P.S. I Still Love You (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, #2) by Jenny Han
Ok, so like, I liked the first book. I did. But I didn’t love it. Or at least I don’t remember loving it. But I did like the movie. And with the sequel coming out…next year?…I feel like I need to read this to know what else happens. However, I don’t really know that I want to either.
8. Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine, #3) by Ransom Riggs
It’s been so long since I’ve read any of the Miss Peregrine books that I’m afraid I don’t remember enough. I did that with the 2nd one. I just read it because I got my hands on it even though it had been years since the first one and I forgot a lot. It was a rough read and I didn’t really enjoy it. I think this is going to go the same way.
9. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2) by Cassandra Clare
I’m not totally convince that Clare can write a new story anymore, you know? The first book in this felt a whole lot like City of Bones, except both of them were already in the know. The themes are the same, the plot points are all very similar, etc. Once I get going on it, I do tend to enjoy the stories, but in the last one, I definitely felt like I was aging out of them. There were moments where I felt like a mother, completely not seeing why they were doing what they were doing. So…maybe I’m getting too old to enjoy these particular stories.
10. Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas
Here’s the real money shot. I checked this book out once and let it sit on my shelf so long I had to return it. I want to read it. Truly. But again, I’m scared of how it will end. Obviously it’s going to be amazing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to be a hard journey to get to that point. I do vividly remember what happened to Aelin at the end of the last book.