Top 10 Tuesday: Avoiding the TBR

Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s prompt is Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why. This topic is kind of fun to think about. And also a bit interesting to see what’s been sitting on my TBR without many attempts at actually reading. Hope you enjoy!

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens // I’ve started it before at least twice but I haven’t really gotten into it before. I aspire to love Dickens so one day I will finish this one! (And it’s on my Classics Club list for extra motivation 😉

Evelina by Fanny Burney // This was required reading in college. But I managed to only skim it for class discussion. But it’s one I am intrigued to read especially because I’ve heard it may have inspired Jane Austen’s writing. One day!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas // Sometimes I think I’m the last book blogger that hasn’t read anything by Sarah J Maas. I basically hear only good things. And yet I am hesitant to read her books. Perhaps it’s because I think I’m a bit outside her target audience? Or I’m putting her books in YA fantasy which is hit or miss for me? Unclear. Perhaps one day I will get it a shot!

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel // I have heard about this books for years. Even saw the movie (I think on an airplane once?). I guess it’s still on the TBR because I have heard that the book gets a bit dense, and I need to be in the right mood for that.

Dear Pen Pal by Heather Vogel Frederick // I read books 1 &2 in the Mother Daughter Book Club series. And then I guess I kind of forgot about it? Not exactly sure why I left the rest of the series unfinished for now. But I think I will finish it one day.

Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo // I feel like I will either love this book or hate it. So I avoid it instead.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell // I went through a Rowell faze a few years ago but I didn’t pick this one up. Not sure why. And yet I’m not super drawn to return to it.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys // I really want to read this book! No clear reason it’s been sitting on the TBR gathering dust instead of being read. I even own it! Hoping to buddy read it with my sister soon!

A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer // I read books 1 & 2 in the Land of Stories series. But I felt a bit let down after book 2. So I haven’t really wanted to go back to the series and frankly, this is pretty low on my TBR.

The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof // I think the main reason this book is still on my TBR is because I keep looking for it at my local library and not finding it. Perhaps I just need to buy it and read it? 😉

What’s been on your TBR that you’re kind of avoiding?

16 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Avoiding the TBR

  1. I’ve been avoiding reading Pilgrim’s Progress…or more I keep meaning to but I just can’t get myself into it. Another weird one is Northanger Abbery. Both have been on my list forever and I know they’ll be good. But I just can’t get around to it for some reason…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I loved Attachments, though it was my first Rainbow Rowell and it might not be her best. If you’re looking for a fun romantic read I’d give it a try. I also keep meaning to read Maas, and I’m seeing her on a lot of these lists for some reason. For me there are so many YA fantasy series, i just don’t get to most of them. I read a different book by Sepetys, Salt to the Sea, and it was very good. Happy Tuesday! My list is at

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much for your comment! I really enjoyed the Rainbow Rowell that i have read so maybe one day it will be the right time to pick that one up 🙂 And yes I feel the same way about YA fantasy which isn’t my favorite genre anyways. Glad to hear you enjoyed another Sepetys book–I’m really hoping to read that one soon!

      Happy (late) Tuesday to you too! 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

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

Facebook photo

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

Connecting to %s