Well, this weeks topic is supposed to be, Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read-books you've bought and you don't want to read anymore, hyped books you aren't sure about or books that make you think, "TO READ OR NOT TO READ?" I was having a hard time with this because it seems so negative. If I buy a book, I want to read it. I also don't think any author wants to find him or herself on a list like this. I tried to think of a way to spin the topic on my own. I actually considered not linking this week, but I hopped around the blogs and saw that others had spun it as well. I'm a rebel, so ...
Here's what I decided on...
I noticed that out of the 52 books I've read this year, only 4 of them were contemporary. Why, I don't know. I just tend to reach for the paranormal, sci-fi or dystopian first. I LIKE reading contemporary books, some of my favorites are contemporary, but for some reason, I tend to put off reading them. I actually feel ashamed that I haven't read some of these yet. I keep seeing articles about how dystopian is dead and contemporary is where it's at now, but I still love the dark stuff. I have enjoyed every contemporary book this year and I REALLY want to make time to read these ten books...
(Click on the book titles for the Goodreads link)
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I know! What's wrong with me? How have I not read this yet? A quirky story about first love, set in the 80s...I should have read this long ago.
Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman
This book about an international fashionista turned spy WILL be read soon. I promise. I know and love the two lovely ladies who wrote this book, and I feel awful that I haven't read it yet.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
This book just sounds so sweet and fun. I met Jenny Han and she's adorable, which makes me want to read it even more. Why haven't I?
By Stephanie Perkins
The way people rave about these books, I'm suprised I haven't read these by now. Everyone keeps telling me to read them. All I need to do is pick them up and start. Easy. I know It'll be worth it.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
I feel really bad I've put this one off for so long. I've picked it up a few times but other things have come up. I know it's a wonderful book.
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
Simone Elkeles is one of my favorite authors, yet I just haven't gotten around to reading Wild Cards yet. It's about love and football, how awesome is that? This is definitely on my fall must read list. I love football...(GO STEELERS!!)
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
There is SO much love out there for this book, I hope to share in that love soon.
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
This came highly recommended by a friend and fellow bookseller. I bought it and was very excited to read it, but I never did...I will. I will...I really WANT to!
Swimming Through Clouds by Radjeep Paulus
It's about a romance via post-it notes, but it's also deep and emotionally charged. I've heard so many wonderful things about this book. I have to make time to read it.
Have you read any of these? Where should I start?