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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
So today was supposed to be about book titles with numbers in them. But I’m changing topic and going with another topic, namely books on my TBR I’m avoiding reading. Why? Because A) I wasn’t feeling the numbers thing and B) I’m having some trouble getting my posts ready in time lately and this post was supposed to be up a few weeks ago and I almost finished it but didn’t get it up on time so voila I can use it now instead!
Which means, today’s all about books on our TBR I’m avoiding reading, and boy do I have some books for you! All of these are highly popular, highly loved books that are basically MUST READS. And yet, I just can’t bring myself to start them. Because they intimidate the life out of me. So please tell me to woman up and just get to these already!
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
I actually did woman up and got this behemoth of a book on audio. But then I ran into some audio problems… I listen on my phone speakers in my car and I can’t understand a word the narrator says. Out of the car it’s no problem, but since I do 90% of my listening in the car, and this is a 24-hour book, it’s an issue to me. So I need to read this in physical copy instead, but then the sheer size of it is so unavoidable and intimidating.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Honestly, I’m just avoiding this one because I know it’ll make me sob so hard and I dislike sobbing, okay? So I’m waiting for the right mood, but when will I be in the mood to sob my heart out?
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
The hype. The hype is real and it’s intimidating!
Written in Red by Anne Bishop
This series has been raved about by many trusted book blogger friends AND YET I have the first book in this series on my shelf for THREE YEARS ALREADY! I know I’ll love it, but every time I want to start it, something inside me just says… maybe another time. SO ENOUGH!!!
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
Again, I know I’ll love this. I mean, assassin nuns! But the hype is so big so what if I don’t love it?
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
I want to read this so badly because so many people love it, but something about the blurb also makes me think that maybe it’ll be too magical realism-y for me and I don’t know if I’ll be able to get into it. The only solution is to try, right?
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
This sounds like such a fun fantasy series, and the covers are gorgeous, but also there are so many books already and I am intimidated like whoa. Even though I have book one on my kindle for ages already.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
It’s like the classic adult fantasy everybody always says is a must read. So naturally, I’m scared of it. But at least I can tell myself I just don’t read it until the final book is out (excuses, excuses)
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
I ACTUALLY STARTED THIS A FEW WEEKS AGO AND MY INTIMIDATION STILL HOLDS SO BADLY THAT I CAN ONLY READ A FEW PAGES AT A TIME! I don’t want my baby Nikolai, my most favorite character ever, to be reduced in any way. I don’t want this book to hurt me. But it also hurts me that I can’t seem to read this book I’ve been dreaming about for ages…