Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Do you see the amount of books in the Throne of Glass series? They’re just so intimidating! And it doesn’t help that they are also hefty books as well, a majority of them consisting of over 500 pages. I want to read these, especially now that the series is actually completed, I just feel like I don’t have the time too at this moment.
I have heard about just how bingeworthy this series really is, which is why I have not picked it up. Since the third and final book just came out last week, I really have no excuse to not be reading this trilogy written by one of my favorite authors.
Just like with Nevernight, I really have no excuse to not be reading this series since the fourth and final book came out last week. All I can say, I don’t have enough time.
I have a confession: I am probably one of the only people out there who has never seen nor read Game of Thrones. I know, I know, it’s ridiculous, but how can I keep up with so many seasons and so many books?! Plus the book series isn’t even completed! There’s just so much!
This is another trilogy that still has yet to be completed. However, I technically have been reading this book for longer than I would like to admit. This just so happens to be the favorite book of one of my best friends and for about three years, I have been in the process of reading it. I just don’t know whether or not this series will ever be finished and I don’t want to get invested in a trilogy, just for the final book to never hit shelves.
I have been meaning to read Red Rising for a pretty long time. However, three more books were announced, so again, I am in a perpetual state of waiting for these book series to be completed in order to pick them up and binge them all.
Again, perpetual state of waiting. Plus, this one will probably sound like a dumb reason, but I purchased the book with the above cover when it first came out. Since then, they have changed all of the cover art. Yes, I am one of those people who wants their covers to match. Again, might seem like a ridiculous reason, but maybe when this book series is finished, I will see if my local library has the rest of them.
Do you see just how gorgeous this cover is?! Ugh, I could absolutely gush about it for days. This book though, it is an absolute monster consisting of over 800 pages. I took this out from my library and got through a little more than 100 pages of it. This book was written so beautifully, but at the pace I was reading it, there just wasn’t enough time and I didn’t want to keep taking it out over and over again.
This series and I, we have been through a lot even though I never actually picked this book up. I received this book as a gift about five years ago and I had intended to pick this book up soon after receiving it. However, my one friend read the first book and because she is the kind of person that refuses to just give up if it’s in a series, she continued to read on. Throughout her times reading this book, she would constantly rant about the stupid things that certain characters would do. She never gave explicit spoilers since she knew I had every intent on reading this series. However, constantly hearing about how she felt about these characters and this story line, I truly was turned off by this series. Maybe now since all of them are out I might give this one a try, but it might take a little bit of time still.
What’s this? A contemporary at the end of a long list of fantasy books? I find that I am a lot more likely to pick up a contemporary initially than a fantasy or sci-fi book for the sole reason that a majority of them are standalone. However, this does not mean that I won’t pick up fantasy and sci-fi, I just feel a little less inclined to. In the case of this book, I really do want to pick this one up. I mean, come on, a YA novel that is set in college?! How often does one come across one of those? My only hesitation is the huge amount of hype that this book received. Christine is an awesome booktuber with a whole bunch of followers that truly hyped and promoted this book. With all the hype that surrounded it, I’m just really worried that I won’t like it as much as everyone else seems to.
I noticed a pattern with all of this; either a series isn’t completed or I just don’t have enough time to become invested in these at the moment.
What books are you avoiding on your TBR? Do we share any of the same ones? Or better yet, have you read any of the ones that are on my list? Let me know your answers to any of these down in the comments below!
As always, happy reading! 🙂