Hey guys! I’m back with a new Top Ten Tuesday, this one on a topic that’s more …sensitive if I can say, as it is about these books I’m avoiding reading for various reasons! Some silly and some more serious, but I’ll let you judge of that 😉 Oh also, there are only 5 books in this TTT (which is then actually a TFT right?), but I’m ranting a lot haha
- The Wiseman’s Fear – Patrick Rothfuss:
I have been putting off reading this book for over two years. I LOVED The Name of the Wind when I read it. It was amazing. And then, I looked at the Wiseman’s fear. At the number of pages and the tiny tiny writing on my paperback edition… and I ran away.
Well, not literally BUT, I put the books on my shelves, looked at it, sometimes put it on challenges lists.. while never really touching it or considering seriously reading it! I know it’s a bit stupid to be stopped by a number of pages but that is what happened. Past tense. CAUSE I FINALLY STARTED IT YESTERDAY!!!!
- The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood:
For this one, it is not the number of pages the problem, but more the topic this book is focused on, the future it displays. I’m easily upset by sexism and how women are treated around the world (especially that I work in a field where I see a lot of this unfairness), so reading about it, in such a realistic way.. I’m not sure I could handle it. I am avoiding reading this book because I don’t want to be depressed by it and I’m afraid that it is what would happen.
- Nevernight – Jay Kristoff:
I am not sure you can talk about avoiding for this book, as I’ve always really wanted to read it… but at the same time it is like I’m always planning to do so « later ». I even read a few chapters last week and then moved to another book (an ARC I had to read, and don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed these first chapters). It’s like.. this book is so hyped I’m scared I won’t like it or it won’t live up to my expectations!
- Empire of Storms – Sarah J Maas:
I’ve quite enjoyed the first book of the series, but then, the negative aspects were more and more bothering, and the good ones not necessarily enough. I have the book on my shelves, but I like the envy to read it. At the same time, I want to finish that series. But I’m avoiding it because I know the bad will still be there haha!
- The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson:
Another book I was afraid of for its length: 1007 for the hardback! I was also afraid of the English level in that one…, especially in such a complex fantasy universe. But I found a trick, I bought it in French, where the book got cut into two parts hehe. And now, I’ve finally started reading it (see how I’m working on my fear of big books!).
There is my little list for today! What about you? Some books you’ve been avoiding reading?
See you for a cup!