Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

"Books you may have bought but aren't sure if you are into it anymore, books you wanted to read but heard mixed things about, hyped books you aren't sure about --- basically any book that has you going, "TO READ OR NOT TO READ?"

Books I Own
#1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
#2. Pompeii by Tracy L. Higley
#3. A Captain for Laura Rose by Stephanie Grace Whitson
#4. Chateau of Echoes by Siri Mitchell
#5. Unspoken by Dee Henderson

Books I Don't Own
#6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
#7. The Patrick Bowers Files by Steven James
#8. Small Town Girl by Ann H. Gabhart
#9. Jungle Fire by Dana Mentink
#10. Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker

10 comments:

Amber Stokes said...

I really enjoyed both Pompeii and Chateau of Echoes, for different reasons. Both are by excellent writers, regardless. :) Hope you enjoy these if you give them a try!

~Amber

Anne Bennett said...

I honestly think you should read The Giver. It is very thought-provoking and not overly long. I personally liked LES MISERABLES a lot but I am INTO the musical, I've seen it five times.

Jillian said...

I'm with Anne--I really enjoyed both The Giver and Les Miserables. I know there's a lot of hype about it with the movie coming out, but The Giver is a well-written and intriguing book. Les Mis is, well, long and takes a while to read, but I found the storyline intriguing and I loved comparing the book to the movie/musical. I haven't read any of the others on your list, but I hope you'll give these two a try!

Hallie Szott said...

I, too, recommend The Giver for all the mentioned reasons. It's one of my favorite books and I'm always telling people to read it. I think it's worth a try.

Hallie @ Book by Book

Katie said...

I agree with you about Unspoken. After her long hiatus from writing, I was so excited to see a book with her name on it again, so I picked it up immediately. And it's still sitting on my shelf a year later. I don't know why I don't want to pick it up, but it's just not drawing me in. But I do think you should read The Giver-- you can read it in a day. It's a very quick story and a good read. I wish it had been a little longer and deeper, but it's worth reading.

Grace M said...

I'm curious about Les Miserables, but I struggle getting into classics, and it is so long. "Pompeii" (or "City on Fire: A Novel of Pompeii," as the copy I read was renamed) was an okay read. My issue was some of the content, but the storyline was interesting and the author's writing good enough that I want to read more by her.

Rissi said...

Don't blame you for Les Mis! I picked it up once after seeing the musical and thought, "I could read this." Then I saw how long it was... and promptly placed it back on the store shelf. ;)

Hope you like Small Town Girl if ever you read it; I quite enjoyed it. :)

acps927 said...

Read The Giver! It's an easy read but very thought-provoking. Don't let the movie trailer sway your decision either because it looks pretty different from the book.

I am currently trying to get through Les Mis... I started it in January as a secondary reading project, and 8 months later I'm only 26% through it. Some of it is really good, and some of it is really boring. I plan to keep reading, but at this rate it's probably going to take me well over a year to finish! Maybe you can find a good abridged version? I'm kind of wishing I had done that!

Carissa Miller said...

Give the Giver a shot. I read it in eight grade and loved it. It was the first dsyption novel I ever read. Don't let the movie keep you from reading the book.

Abbi Hart said...

Amber-I have enjoyed both of those authors so I'm pretty sure I will at least try them! They just don't jump out to me as much!

Anne-I want to see The Giver movie so I'm pretty sure I'll read the book first cause I kind of have a policy about that! As for Les Mis it's more the size that gets me than anything else! I just don't have time to commit to such a long book!

Jillian-I'm sure I will! Glad you liked them so much!

Hallie-Thanks for the heads up! I have heard lots of good things I just haven't got around to it!

Katie-Yeah I loved Dee Henderson's older books, I would read them a couple times a year, but I really didn't enjoy Full Disclosure all that much and I'm kinda dreading Unspoken!

Grace-I'm the same way with classics! Especially the long ones!

Rissi-I only picked up a copy because it was about $1 and my sister said it was amazing! I have heard good things about Small Town Girl I'm only hesitant because I didn't enjoy one of her previous books!

acps927-I've thought about trying an abridged version but part of me wants to say I read the whole thing!

Carissa-The movie coming out is what actually piqued my interest in the book!

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