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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My TBR I’m On the Fence About


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About.  Instead I'm going to change it up a little bit this week.  Instead I'm sharing a list of books on my Goodreads TBR that I'm kind of on the fence about.  If you could be so kind in the comments as to convince whether or not I should read them after all, that would be marvelous.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title:


The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold - The Lovely Bones is a favorite and I'm certainly interested in reading more from the author, but I've seen quite a few poor reviews for this.  Is it worth it?


Avalon High (Avalon High #1) by Meg Cabot - I've never read Meg Cabot, but I'm a sucker for anything Arthurian.  I've seen a lot of middling reviews - is it worth trying for a fan of King Arthur?


Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - I was pleasantly surprised by the movie adaptation, but I don't know if I'm all that interested in picking up the source material.  How similar is the book to the film?


The Bourne Legacy (Jason Bourne #4) by Eric Van Lustbader - I loved the original Bourne books (the original three movies were kind of a disappointment due to how much was changed), but I did like the movie adaptation of this novel more than I expected.  Should I give the book a try?


Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver - I've heard quite a few good things about this YA dystopian romance, but I'm not all that into romance.  Generally, I'm all for less romance, but I'm wondering if it's worth my time.


Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead - I really liked book one, but my interested has kind of waned in continuing on with the series.  Is it just as good or better and worth continuing on with?


Infinity (Chronicles of Nick #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon - I've seen this series floating around all over the place, but I've never read the author.  Would it be better if I was at least familiar with her Dark Hunters series going into this?


The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - I was hooked on the miniseries adaptation when it aired on PBS, but I'm still on the fence when it comes to the source material.  Is it as well done as the adaptation?


Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga #2) by Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game is one of my favorite sci-fi novels, but I've never been eager to read more of the series.  Is it worth continuing since I loved book one?


Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman - I really liked book one, but this just kind of seems unnecessary to me.  Is it, or is it worth picking up?


What books of these should I keep on my tbr and which should I remove?  Have you read any of these?  If so, what did you think of them?  As always, thanks very much for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Comments

  1. Before I Fall is my favorite LO book. There is something really beautiful about watching Sam evolve so much, and if the tears I cried at the end are any testament, she weaseled her way into my heart. I liked Where She Went more than the first book. I liked Adam's voice a lot. I read all the VA and Bloodlines books. The series was good for me. Delirium was enjoyable even if I didn't necessarily love the way it ended.

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    1. Well I may definitely have to add Before I Fall at the least. :)

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  2. I haven't read any of the mentioned books but I hope you enjoy them if you read them �� My TTT

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  3. A big fat NO to The Almost Moon! I hated that book, it has one of the most loathsome characters I've ever come across in fiction.

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  4. I'm wondering the same thing about Before I Fall.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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  5. I liked the Before I Fall movie, but I couldn't get into the book at all, so I'd say skip it.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/top-ten-tuesday-197/

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  6. Though I adore the Princess Diaries films, I've never read a novel by Meg Cabot. Pretty sure SOMEDAY I should remedy this if only for nostalgia's sake. I also have Delirium on my shelf, but never did read it. Hope you enjoy all of these, Lauren!! :)

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    1. I forgot about the Princess Diaries - I loved those movies when I was younger.

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  7. I loved If I Stay, but I never did read Where She Went. I do want to read something by Lauren Oliver at some point.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  8. There are several that make me curious, especially before they fall. Thanks for sharing.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  9. I liked Delirium way back when, but I'm almost 100% convinced I wouldn't like it today. I hope you enjoy any of these that you decide to pick up.

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  10. I liked the movie version of Before I Fall, and was gonna read the book, but I haven't yet.

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  11. Before I Fall was one of my fave books then. But after all these years, I don't really know if it's still my type of book. I also bought The Miniaturist a couple of years back but haven't gotten around to reading it.

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  12. I feel the same about "Speaker for the Dead". "Ender's Game" was such a masterpiece in its genre that a part of me doesn't want to "spoil" the experience. But I want to read it because that's the book that inspired "Ender's Game" in the first place :)

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  13. Great list! Unfortunately I haven’t read any of these. I do understand you about the sequel to Enders Game.

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