Top Ten Tuesday: Too Much Pressure…

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Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular blog meme, Top Ten Tuesday.  This week they ask us to share lists on:

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I thought about posting a list for last week’s list on series I need to finish or catch up on, but in the end decided to go with books on my to-read list that I’m intimidated by.  Once I started going through the series I realized that several on that list were series I’ve decided to just abandon because too much time has passed and I’ve lost interest.  The series that I’ve not abandoned all have books that will probably be on an upcoming list and I wanted to select some titles that haven’t been featured before.  So this week I am going to be selecting some books that I want to read, but have been putting off for some reason or another, or that I’m nervous to start.

Ten book intimidating me from my to-read list.

  1. Born of Defiance (The League, #9)  Bet you didn’t think my favorite author would show up on this list, let alone twice.  I’m nervous about reading this book because I did not enjoy the last book in her League series that much.  Sometimes that happens with authors we enjoy, not every book is going to be a five-star read.  When that happens it always makes me a little leery to read the next one because what if I don’t enjoy that one either.  Could that mean I am falling out of love with that author.  I just need to chill out and read the bleeping book.  Take the pressure off.  Reading is supposed to be fun after all.  This book I’ve decided to put off a bit longer though,  the next one in the series is coming out in November I think and I will wait to read them back to back.  Not stalling at all.  Nope.
  2. Blood Trinity (Belador, #1)  I’ve gotten it in my head to read everything Ms. Kenyon has written, eventually.  This series is co-authored by her for a few books at least and I’ve picked this one up like three times and tried to start it.  I’ve also put it down three times too.  I’m not sure if it is the fact that it is co-authored by someone I’m not familiar with or what, but I don’t think I’ve gotten past chapter two.  Eventually I am going to suck it up and give this book my 50 page try to if it doesn’t work it doesn’t work.
  3. Stolen (Women of the Otherworld #2)  I read the first book in this series a long time ago and wasn’t very excited about it.  Unfortunately I picked up the second book in the series before I read the first, so now I need to read the second in order to justify having bought it.  I really need to stop doing that…
  4. A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones, #1)  This one I’m nervous and excited to read at the same time. I love this author’s main series almost as much as I love my Dark-Hunters series.  I have been meaning to try her spin-off historical series, but sometimes historicals are funny for me, they either work or I hate them.  Now I bleeping won a signed copy of this book from the author and I’m worried that this one will be one I don’t care for and I will need to give it a less than glowing review…  Still thrilled that I have my very own signed copy to keep for my very own!
  5. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)  I’ve been digging the fantasy genre more and more lately.  I tried The Dresden Files and it flopped majorly for me and now I’m nervous to try other popular reads in the genre.  Dammit I knew I should have stopped reading Dresden sooner…  I’ll get to this one eventually.
  6. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)  I’m on the fence as to even finish this series or not.  I forget so much from the first two books that it is almost to the point of why bother.  The book has been out for quite a while and obviously I’ve not been chomping at the bit to finish this series.  What do you think? Should I finish or not?  If yes, care to give me a synopsis of what happen in book one and two?  My email is around here someplace if you want to do that…
  7. Outlander (Outlander, #1)  Oy, another one that Dresden has possibly ruined for me.  Fans love this series and it is a major commitment.  Each book is a brick and it is another historical fiction to boot. I will try it and even give it a longer shot than my normal 50 page try.  I’m thinking 150-200 pages to impress me should be enough.  You think?
  8. Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)  Every now and again I get it into my head that I need to read some classics.  Knowing full well that most of the time I just don’t like them.  This is one book that I always see at work that has never been checked out, something that always makes me feel sorry for the book.  Also being a sci-fi fan I thought it would be nice to read something that is considered a classic of the genre, I just wish it wasn’t a brick…
  9. A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)  Now I know several of you have told me this book isn’t as bad or slow as some people claim.  The main thing holding me back on this title is its size and that I don’t have the next book to jump right into once finished.  I’m also toying with the idea of waiting for winter again to continue this series.  We will see.
  10. The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #13)  The main characters featured in this book are not my favorite.  I also have been a little less than thrilled with the turn this series is taking, so I’ve been putting this book off for a few months now.  Also doesn’t help that it too is a brick.  I’m sensing a recurring theme here.  I’m just not in the mood to commit to big books right now.   Bookish commitment phobia perhaps.


There you have my list this week of all the books I’ve been purposely putting off reading.  What books have you been avoiding lately?


16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Too Much Pressure…

    1. I know right! I read the first three in January this year. Perhaps I’ll save the next two for next January. Make it a tradition start the year off with brick length books. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy is truly beautiful. I enjoyed every word of each book. So, I would say finish it. But, I would also suggest rereading the first two before heading in to Dreams of Gods and Monsters.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing. I will definitely give Dune a try now. I keep hearing good things about The Name of the Wind. I’m just waiting for the right time to start it. It feels like another winter read to me. Thanks for sharing I’ll be checking out your links once I catch up on comments…bad blogger….

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