Today's Topic is the top ten books I'm on the fence about reading. A lot of these books are books I have seen around a lot and have heard a lot about but for various reasons I'm still unsure about them. If you have read any of these and think I should read them now, or never read them, let me know!
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1. Where She Went, Gayle Forman I just recently finished If I stay and felt pretty neutral about it, so I'm unsure if I want to read the sequel or not. I have heard some people say the sequel was better than the first, and others say they didn't like the sequel at all.
2. The Vampire Academy Series, Richelle Mead This series and the spin-off series Bloodlines gets talked about a lot. But I'm not sure if I want to commit to a six book series and then another six book spin off. I'm leaning towards not reading this series, and just concentrating on newer realizes.
3. The Goldfinch, Donna Tart This book looks gorgeous and sounds so in depth and captivating, but I have never read any Donna Tart, and I don't know if this is the best book to start with. All her books are a little intimidating and are rather large commitments, both because of the size and in depth plots of her books, but I pick this book up longingly every trip to the book store.
4. A Girl is A Half Formed Thing, by Eimear McBride This book has won tons of awards in the UK including the Bailey's Women's prize. I have heard that the writing style in this book is totally unique and hard to read at times, which is what puts me on the fence. Well that and the fact that this book isn't released in the US yet. But I think I will give this one a go when it's released, I'm eager to experience this writing style.
5. The Selection, Kiera Cass I always debate on purchasing this book on my nook when it is $2.99 but I never do. It sounds like a fun quick read. Should I read this one?
6. The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton I always pick this one up at the book store too. I absolutely love Wharton's short novel, Ethan Frome, so much so that I don't see how I could love her longer fiction any more than I love Ethan Frome. I know there is zero logic in that statement, and I will pick up something else by her someday.
7. Annexed, Sharon Dogar This book sounds beautiful and heartbreaking, and the heartbreaking is what has kept me from picking this one up. This is about Peter, the boy who hid with and loved Anne Frank. I just don't know if I can handle this book. I always had a soft spot for Peter when reading or seeing adaptations of Anne Frank's Diary and reading his story will be difficult.
8. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis I want to experience this book, but I'm not sure if I can handle it. I own it and have for while. This book is about a serial killer, so as you can imagine, it contains disturbing content. Have you read this? Did you make it through without going crazy?
9. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathon Safran Foer I bought this book super cheap from my local goodwill where you can get four books for 99 cents. I had three so I just grabbed this to make four. I'm not real interested in this from reading the synopsis, and I think the past hype is putting me off.
10. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce I picked this up used for very cheap a couple of years back, but haven'd made a move to read it yet. I haven't read much by Joyce, but I'm not sure he's my style.
11. Shatter Me Trilogy, Tahereh Mafi Soooo much hype! Almost too much, is it worth the hype?
Let me know which ones I should read and which ones I should skip on this list!