Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’m On the Fence About

Top Ten Tuesday

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!

So, I don’t keep track of upcoming releases, which is the technical prompt from this week. So, I’m just going to list books that I’m on the fence about! Some of them are upcoming releases, but, honestly, I’m just picking books off of my maybe shelf on Goodreads!

The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow, #1)

Okay, so it sounds super interesting. It sounds like it’s going to be an interesting book with an interesting world. But, I don’t like the books it’s being compared to. I read Eragon like everyone else who grew up when it was first coming out. But, I never loved it. And, I wasn’t into And I Darken although I might give it another try this year. So, I’m going to awkwardly wait for more reviews to see what they say.


When I was growing up, I read a “royal diary” that was written by Anastasia. Yes. I was that nerdy kid. I remember finishing it in a dark room because I was supposed to be asleep, then I decided to read the section of the book that related what happened to her next. That was how I found out she was murdered and it was horrifying to little Caidyn.

So, any book that deals with Anastasia and some weird alternate history for her, I’m skeptical of.

What Happened That Night

This sounds like a very interesting mystery, however, I just don’t read about rape. I don’t. It’s a personal preference not to read books that are centered around rape. Still, it’s there just in case I decide I am ready for it.

Bad Boy

A long time ago, I read a book by Elliot Wake and enjoyed it. However, I equate his stuff to Ellen Hopkins. It’s basically torture porn to me. And I don’t like reading that. Sure, this is an ownvoices transman book, but I also know it’s going to be so dark and heavy.

The Dead Queens Club

By now, you all know that I love Henry VIII’s reign. However, when I see books that are based off of it in a YA format, I cringe. I really cringe. Because I know it’s going to be reduced down and it’s just not going to be good. So, this is on my maybe shelf because it sounds good but I also have zero trust that it will be good.

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)

I read all of the Illuminae Files and enjoyed them, but, overall, I thought that they were basically the same story told over and over again with different characters. So, I don’t have much trust that this will be any different than those in the end. It sounds good, but that doesn’t mean this book will be good.

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Just the other day, I found out that this author is a local one for me. (KCMO! Which is where I went to college and I’ve lived in the KCK suburbs my whole life.) Still, it sounds like a book that’s good but I don’t know if I’ll necessarily enjoy it. It’s still on my list! I might get to it! But, I still don’t know.

All the Rage

This book is the same case as Bad Boy and What Happened That Night. It sounds excellent. Hell, I loved Sadie as much as the next person. However, I just don’t read books about rape. Plus, it sounds torturous for me to read. Personally, it just sounds like torture. The only reason this stays on my mental list is because I loved Sadie so much.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

This has been on my TBR for a very long time. Funny enough, I have it from the library and, as I write this, I can see the book and it’s staring at me. However, I found out that Kemmerer is friends with Maas and that people reading it can tell. I have no interest in Maas and what she’s about. So, I’m really on the fence for this one because I don’t want to hate it.

Blank 133x176

I can honestly say that I find everything I’ve read by Schwab lackluster and uninspiring. Premises are fantastic, but I don’t think she carries out her ideas well. And this sounds like a fantastic book, but I don’t trust Schwab enough. Still, it’s on my maybe shelf because, again, it sounds pretty good.

Talk to me!
What books are you hesitant to read?

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’m On the Fence About

  1. I had no idea kemmerer was friends with Maas during/after reading A Curse so Dark and Lonely, if that’s any consolation. I don’t know if you would enjoy it though, since it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling. The whole, Prince must fall in love to break curse thing is very much a focus of the story.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s