Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Recently Took Off My TBR and Why

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Favorite Bookmarks

Honestly, I don’t have any favorite bookmarks. I’m sure I could search online for some, but that seems like wasting some time. Instead, I’m going with

Ten Books I Recently Took Off My TBR and Why

The first 3 books were on the Huffington Post’s Oh, You Little Heartbreaker! The Ultimate List of Ugly Novels back in 2017. I had planned to read every book on the list. I got through most of them. Recently, I decided that I didn’t need to finish the list. The remaining books were ones that sounded good, but I just didn’t have interest in reading them. Plus, they weren’t available from my library.

1. Fighting Redemption

2. Against All Odds

3. 120 Days…

Number 4 is a book a might decide to go back an read at some time. I think it’s still on my Kindle. I have loved this author’s books that I have read, but I just see myself picking it up anytime soon.

4. Beloved

I’m a fan of Claire Contreras’ books and wanted to read her entire back list. When I looked at reviews for this book/series, I realized that maybe I should stick to her newer releases.

5. The Devil’s Contract

Don’t yell at me too much for this one, friends. I’m not big into historical fiction, so I took this book off my TBR. That doesn’t mean I won’t eventually read it if in the mood. I just didn’t want to feel pressure to read it. I know that Amy Harmon can do no wrong.

6. From Sand and Ash

This is probably considered more of a DNF than a taking off the TBR, but I just couldn’t get into this book no matter how much I love Maggie Stiefvater’s writing. Off the TBR it goes. I do own it, so maybe someday? *Shrugs*

7. All Crooked Saints

I just don’t have a desire to read this one anymore. I’m not sure why.

8. RoomHate

I just decided that I am probably never going to get these books because they’re so long and there are so many of them. I’ve been avoiding them forever, so it was time to give up.

9. Outlander

Another don’t hate me one… I took THUG off my TBR so I wouldn’t feel pressure to read it. I own a physical copy, so I will most likely read it someday. I just felt pressure to read it every time I looked at it and that made me not want to read it. Maybe I’m scared of the hype or something. I feel like I need to love it.

So… are there any of these you think I just HAVE to put back on my TBR? Tell me why!

46 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Recently Took Off My TBR and Why”

  1. I have a copy of Fighting Redemption on my Kindle, and I’ve heard it’s really worth reading. I do want to make time for it some day. I hope you rethink From Sand and Ash, when you’re in the right mood for it. It is a slow read and you have to like historical fiction for sure. πŸ™‚ I recommend THUG on audio. I think you’d enjoy it more that way.

    1. I still have Fighting Redemption, so maybe I’ll give it a try someday. I know I’ll read From Sand and Ash someday. Just not in the near future. Maybe I’ll request THUG audio from my library… You’re making me add books back on! UGH! πŸ˜‰

  2. I took All the Crooked Saints off my tbr list as well. I just wasn’t gravitating towards the book and I didn’t want to pressurise myself into reading it.

    1. I’m glad I’m not alone. I tried to read both a physical copy and listen to it. I just couldn’t do it. πŸ™ I’m still going to read her new one eventually, though.

  3. If you like listening to audiobooks, try THE HATE U GIVE in that format. So good. I applaud your recognition that some books on the list have got to go. Heave ho! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. I can understand that. I think that’s how I would have felt about Game of Thrones if I hadn’t already read the series when the show came out.

  4. Wellllllll…. I’m a total Outlander fan, so I’m going to be super obvious and encourage you to give it a chance! You don’t have to commit to the whole series — just try the first one! πŸ™‚

  5. I have not read any of these books, though, I started Outlander after watching the first season on TV. It wasn’t bad, but the dialect made it such a chore to read. I just couldn’t finish it.

  6. I like your prompt you chose for this week! 120 Days has such a pretty cover, but I don’t blame you for taking it off your TBR. Sorry to hear that All the Crooked Saints was a DNF for you. I’ve got that on my shelf to get to eventually, too. And that’s a shame about THUG, but I totally understand that pressure, too. I feel judged every time I walk into my library. xD

  7. I totally get your reasons for taking out these books from your TBR. I loved THUG and would definitely recommend that you read it without the pressure and all. The book and the movie are good but I read the book in the middle of the hype and felt like I had to Love it. Luckily, it really was a good read even without all the praise.

  8. I loved Outlander when I read it but it’s definitely a commitment. First, it’s a huge book. And all the others are just as long. It’s a lot to take on. I really loved From Sand and Ash, It was one of my favorites in 2017. But if you’re not really a historical fiction fan, I can see letting it go.

  9. I like your topic a lot more than the bookmark one! I read the first chapter or two of All the Crooked Saints and couldn’t get into it and have never tried it again. I honestly don’t think I will. I have Call Down the Hawk from the library right now and I’m not really sure if I’ll get to it before it expires…

    1. Thank you! I just don’t use bookmarks enough to do them. I requested Call Down the Hawk, too. I didn’t get it yet. If you don’t read it and I do, I’ll let you know how it is. πŸ˜‰

  10. Hm, I honestly think it’s quite a good list. I mean, if it didn’t keep you interested why force yourself. There are gazillion more books out there and so little time πŸ˜‰

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