To read or not to read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in occasionally. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!

This week we are all talking about the books we haven’t read for some reason. I have lots of books I haven’t read, so I had no trouble coming up with a list of ten! I bought the books on this list in 2013 or even longer ago than that.

  • The first five are ones which are lower on my radar and that I may never read.
  • The last five are books are I probably will read now that I remember them.

These are the books I still might read sometime, but also may not.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

  • This has lots of great reviews, but I think this is probably a new adult book which I haven’t read before.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

  • I’ve heard great things about this book, but I don’t read that many young adult contemporary novels so even though I own the book I’m not sure I’ll read it.

The Chocolate Rose by Laura Florand

  • I’m not reading much romance right now especially not contemporary romance.

Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning

  • I started this book, but it is very depressing and icky in the first part I’ve read. I don’t want to continue even though I’ve liked the previous books in the series.

The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman

  • I read the first book in this series a year ago and really liked the book. I bought this book after that, but don’t have an itch to read it.

These are the books I probably will read, but haven’t remembered or been in the mood to read yet.

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

  • I started this book a few years ago, but then had to take the book back to the library. Then I bought the book, but haven’t read it.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

  • Another book I’ve read great things about and had on my list to read, but haven’t read it yet.

Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson

  • I read the first two books in this series and like them, but haven’t read the third book though I’ve had it for almost a year.

Phoenix Rising: A Mystery of Peculiar Experiences by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

  • I bought this book three years ago and had forgotten I even had the book.

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

  • I’ve read other books by this author and like them and this sounds like an interesting young adult dystopian, but I bought it a long time ago and then forgot about it!

Do you have books you wonder whether to read or not to read?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

16 thoughts on “To read or not to read”

  1. Fangirl isn’t happening for me either. I like the one Rowell book I’ve read but this story just isn’t doing much for me. I’ve been thinking about Jellicoe Road and The Chocolate Rose but honestly those probably aren’t going to happen either. Great list!


    1. Yes,I seem to have lots of books like that. 😦 I usually decide to read a book only when I’m really “feeling” it…LOL


  2. Oh my goodness, there are so many on this list that you NEED TO READ! Jellicoe Road was my first read by Melina Marchetta, and it is seriously weird and wonderful. The Subtle Knife is excellent, but you should know going in (if you don’t already) that Lyra’s not the narrator for most of it. His Majesty’s Dragon is also great – I read it this winter and gave it 5 stars. It’s a nice military fantasy with an adorable friendship between a hero and a dragon! It’s crazy how unread books pile up, isn’t it?


  3. Oh you must get to Lies of Locke Lamora if you can!

    And I hear you about the Fever series. It takes a pretty dark turn around the middle.


    1. Okay, Lies of Locke Lamora…I’ll try to move that one up on the list, Mogsy! And I’m glad it isn’t just me with the Fever book.


  4. I will not be reading any of the examples from the top half of your list.

    I enjoyed His Majesty’s Dragon, love The Lies of Locke Lamora, and was lukewarm on Phoenix Rising.


  5. Ahh. My comments are being ate by wordpress today!

    Try again. Loved Lies of Locke Lamora, liked His Majesty’s Dragon, and kinda enjoyed but had some issues with Phoenix Rising.


    1. I’m sorry your comments got eaten, Nathan. Today I’ve had a number of spam comments that got through the filters. Hard to figure out!


  6. I just read FANGIRL and loved it! The nods to fanfiction was a bonus.

    I’ve never really fallen for Laura Florand though I’ve only read a novella of hers so far. May give her another shot.


    1. I’ve bought several books by Ms. Florand and started at least one of them, but just haven’t gotten into them. Okay, Li, I’ll try Fangirl. I have heard so many good things about Rainbow Rowell’s books.


  7. You know my love for Temeraire! So I won’t beat a dead dragon… Locke Lamora and Phoenix Rising are both on my TBR list (and I have a copy of Locke Lamora) but I don’t know when I’ll get to them. I should have put the former on my TTT list, I guess! Fangirl is another; I want to read it, but I keep putting it off, so I must have some hesitation (or maybe just a really full TBR list?)


    1. Ha-ha, I don’t want to beat a dead dragon (or a live one), Lark! I do want to read Temeraire. I agree about having so many TBR books and not being in quite the mood to read something.


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