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Books On My TBR That I’m Avoiding

“Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.”

First line in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday where the topic is books on my TBR that I’m avoiding. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This list is not going to be very long for me. I tend to keep my TBR fairly short (currently on 60 books) and only add books to it that I’m positive I want to read. There aren’t a lot of maybe-books on there but I did find a couple that was added a long time ago so enjoy.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

This was added after I watched a musical of it which was incredibly amazing (really, go see it if you ever have the chance!). So, I know the story and how different it is from the Disney movie (that was an unpleasant surprise). Maybe that is what’s holding me back from reading it. I’d rather pick up a book that I don’t know how ends, you know. If anyone has read it, I would love to know what you thought.

Any Book By Rick Riordan

I have a complicated relationship with Riordan’s books. I so wish that I could be 12 years old, so that I could actually love those books because I want to read them. They are just a bit on the younger side but my mind is set on reading them so I’m going to. It’s just taking me a while.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Both this one and the next book was added to my TBR right around the time I started watching booktube. Both recommendations came from Hannah at A Clockwork Reader, because she was one of the first ones, I watched every video from. She’s very sweet but I’ve come to realize that we don’t really share reading taste. I still watch her videos though. I wasn’t overly excited about this book when I added it, but I love Sáenz other book, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, so I’ve kept this one on my TBR. It’s not really calling to me though.

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

Another Hannah recommendation. I believe she compared it to The Night Circus, which I really liked so I didn’t need much else to add it to my TBR. I’ve later realized that I’m not a fan of magical realism which this one is. I also know very little about it, so it’s not something I’m dying to pick up.

A very short list for me today, but I really want to know if you’ve read any of these. Maybe you can push me to finally read them (or push them off my TBR).

12 thoughts on “Books On My TBR That I’m Avoiding

  1. I haven’t read The Hunchback of Notre Dame yet either. I find that I need to be a particular sort of mood in order to enjoy the classics. (Although I generally really like them when I am in that mood!)

    My TTT.

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  2. I loved Aristotle and Dante, even though it’s not a genre I typically like, but I wasn’t a huge fan of The Inexplicable Logic of my Life. I just didn’t really like the main characters in that one.

    I basically have the same reaction to Rick Riordan books, though! I want to love them, and I feel like younger me would’ve been a huge fan, but I’m afraid of picking them up and not liking them at all.

    Here’s my TTT post.

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    1. I also really need to like the main characters to like the book. I might be putting that one off for a bit.

      Yes, Rick Riordan books are perfect for kids. I just can’t pretend to be one apparently. It’s gets a little boring when every little detail is explained and you aren’t allowed to think for yourself.

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