Top Ten Tuesday | TBR Books I’m Avoiding

Heyo everyone! It’s Tuesday and you know what that means!!! Do do dooooo. Top Ten Tuesday!!! Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl in which a topic is chosen and whoever wants to do it can create a list having to do with that topic! That’s a really vague way of describing the meme, if you click on the link to her page she describes it much better.. This Tuesday the prompt is TBR books that I’m avoiding.

So this prompt is on one hand relatively easy and on the other very hard to do at the moment. It’s easy because there are many books that I’ve been avoiding reading, for years at this point… yikes. On the other hand, it’s hard because literally all of my books are put away in storage right now. I’ve moved out of my college apartment and I’m currently staying with my mom, so I had to put all my stuff into storage since there isn’t a lot of space. Unfortunately for me, that means that I 1. don’t have any of my books that I might want to read, and 2. can’t look at the books that are on my physical TBR. I made a list anyway of books I knew I had.

The Zhivago Affair – I think I’m scared to pick this up because it’s so big. That’s going to be a running theme for this post, but it’s true. Large books, especially nonfiction books, are very intimidating to me even when I think I’ll really like the book.

The Book Thief – This book is HUGEEEE. Like, ginormous. And it’s sad. Those are two things that really hold me off from reading a book. I haven’t even seen the movie because I know I want to read the book though. I have to read it soon, maybe I’ll read it this winter.

1Q84 – It’s also a behemoth of a book. I know I need to read it and I know I’ll enjoy it, it’s just a matter of starting it.

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – V. long and a different sort of fantasy from what I’m used to. I think I’ll like it but I would have to get used to it not being the type of fantasy I normally read.

The Handmaid’s Tale – This is the sort of book that I want to read because I know I should read it. I’ve tried to start it before and the language of the book was not letting me get into it, but I want to try again eventually.

Room – Also large and not the sort of book I normally reach for. I want to read it because, fun fact about me, I love crime stuff. Some of my favorite tv shows are crime tv shows. I’m watching Mindhunters right now actually. I just don’t find myself in the mood to read it though.

Atonement – Similar reason to the Handmaid’s Tale I guess. It’s a book I want to read because I know I should. But again, it’s a book that it’s what I normally reach for so I don’t even feel in the mood for it.

The Fifth Avenue Artists Society – I got this book at a Half-Price Books one day a couple of years ago because I thought it sounded interesting. Since then I haven’t ever been interested. I think I still want to read it, I should try it out soon and see if I actually do want to read it.

Magicians of the Gods by Graham Hancock

Magicians of the Gods – This is a book that my dad gave me and isn’t as fun as the title makes it sound. It’s a pseudoarchaeology nonfiction book that I mostly don’t want to read because I know it will make me angry. I’m an archaeology major, so pseudoarchaeology just frustrates me, especially when it’s coming at me from my dad. He keeps bugging me to read it though so I have to read it eventually and when I do I’m going to tear it to shreds.

I’m 100% sure there are many many more, but like I said, all of my books are in storage right now so I’m not able to see everything that’s in my physical TBR.


12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | TBR Books I’m Avoiding

  1. I’m seeing The Book Thief a lot, and it’s on my list, too. xD So we are for sure in good company with procrastinating on that one! I so want to read Strange & Norrell, but man, talk about tomes! It’s so freaking long, and I’m not sure I’ll be sucked in enough. I’m still going to give it a try eventually, of course, but definitely procrastinating on it.

    Here’s my TTT post.

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  2. Yeah, I’ve heard such good things about both so I have no doubt I’ll enjoy them! Long books are just so hard to start 😭 Good to know there’s others that feel the same way!


  3. The Book Thief is really good, but it’s a bit of a heavy read, so I understand why you might be apprehensive. I was too. And Jonathan Strange is also really good, but it’s sooooooo looooooooong! And parts of it can be really dry, which makes it feel longer at times. The Handmaid’s Tale is also definitely worth a read.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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