Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Top Ten Books I Keep Saying I'll Read

...but may secretly be lying. Alternately: In Which Kelly Needs To Toughen Up and Read These Books

Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I know people love them. I know they have excellent reviews. They're recommended for people who've read what I have. And I have no idea why I'm having such a hard time thinking about reading them. It's very strange. I think it may have something to do with the concept.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
A friend of mine sings praise for this book (so I keep saying that I will read it at some point), and again, it has excellent reviews. But I read the blurb and think "great, another love triangle in which I am not liable to care in the slightest about the participants". Also, I'm not crazy about assassins.

The Maze Runner Trilogy and the Scorch Trials by James Dashner. 
These I really do believe I'll read at some point. I don't know why I haven't yet, I just keep putting it off for some mysterious reason.

The City of Dreaming Books (Zamonien, #4)The Cite of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
A friend really wants me to read this. I keep saying I will, once I finish the pile of books I'm reading now. The issue is that I keep adding to that pile, so it never gets read. It also happens to be part of a series, though she doesn't know that (I've done my research).

Reached (Matched, #3)
Reached by Ally Condie
I've made the executive decision that this counts. Because I keep saying I'll finish it, but am still trying (and failing) to do so. I think it might be because I realized I don't much care for any of the characters.

Looking for AlaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green
 This is another I truly believe I will one day soon get around to reading. I'm just a procrastinater.


  1. Veronica Roth's books are on my TBR list, as is John Green's Looking for Alaska! :) Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday list: Top Ten Catchiest Book Titles:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  2. I've been trying to tell myself to try and read Looking for Alaska but for some reason I just really don't want to. Happy Holidays!
    Carson @ Reader with Voice

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  3. I loved Divergent, but the entire Match trilogy would be on my list. I've just heard so many mixed reviews and my initial reaction to the premise of the story is just a kinda "meh". And while I don't have Looking for Alaska specifically as a book I keep putting off, I do keep saying I'll read a John Green novel and have yet to do so.

    1. I'm in the same boat about the John Green books. I just keep putting them off. I think I'll probably try An Abundance of Katherines... it sounds neat.

  4. I definitely think you need to check out Divergent and Insurgent. I've got The Maze Runner on my TBR list too. And I haven't read any of the Matched series yet either. Hopefully I'll get to that one soon though.

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  5. I love your list idea! I agree on the Matched series. I read the first one, but I just can't seem to bring myself to read the rest of the series. The characters just didn't catch my interest.

    I've been wanting to read Looking for Alaska for a long while. Not sure why I haven't yet. it just gets lost in the shuffle.

  6. Nice list. I have a few books that seem to sit on my TBR list forever as well. I chose my Christmas gifts for my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  7. What a great idea for a list. I also have tons of books I say I'm going to read, but haven't. Lookng for Alaska is one of them :)