Hello everybody! Today, I’m taking part in Top Ten Tuesday again, for which the theme this week is books on our TBRs we’ve been avoiding. Onto the post!
Leah on the Offbeat– I couldn’t have been more excited about this before it was released. Then people started reading it, and I learnt about a hugely problematic section, and ever since I’ve been absolutely dreading it.
Scavengers– I bought this a couple of months ago because I really liked the dedication and I’d heard such good things, but it was quite a silly decision given how rarely I read dystopian. I’m willing to give it a go now I have it but I’m definitely nervous.
Shadowsmith– I have no idea why I’m avoiding this, because I have LOVED both Ross Mackenzie books I’ve read to date. I think part of it is that this is the only one that won’t be from his Emporium duology, and so I’m nervous I won’t love this new world and magic system as much.
Parsnips, Buttered– Joe Lycett is one of my absolute favourite comedians, and I’m so intrigued yet also terrified to see how his humour differs in written format. I’d be shocked if I don’t love it but still scared to actually pick it up! Also scared that once I read it my emails will take on even more of a Joe Lycett style…
The Kat Stephenson trilogy– I’ve been swithering over making these my next read SO many times since I bought them, and they’ve just never made it. Mostly because I can never decide whether I want to binge them or read all three in separate months…
Solitaire– I’ve really loved both the Alice Oseman books I’ve read, but I’ve heard from quite a few people that her debut isn’t as good so I’ve been avoiding it for a really long time.
Catwoman: Soulstealer– this ties into last week’s Top Ten Tuesday, because I’m not sure I’ll like this when it’s about a superhero. I have heard brilliant things though, which is how it landed on my TBR in the first place
That’s Not What Happened– I very definitely want to read this, but it’s about a school shooting and so I want to make sure I’m in the right mood for it before I pick it up.
Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams– I fancy trying to get into Jenny Colgan, but I didn’t love Meet Me at the Cupcake Café as much as I’d hoped to, and have been putting off reading this (which I got out of the library) since.
The Way Past Winter– my reasons for avoiding this are pretty much identical to the last one! I’ve not enjoyed either Kiran Millwood Hargrave I’ve read so far, but I feel like I should love her books and I can’t quite stop trying them to see yet.
Which books on your TBR have you been avoiding? Do we have any in common? I’d love to hear in the comments!