Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Page 11: "Vasher had always found it interesting that the men who watched dungeons tended to be as bad as, or worse than, the men they guarded [...] Society didn’t seem to care if such men were outside the cells or in them, so long as they were kept away from more honest men." Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. They created the meme because they love lists. Who doesn’t love lists? They wanted to share these list with fellow book lovers and ask that we share in return to connect with our fellow book lovers. To learn more about participating in the challenge, stop by their page dedicated to it and dive in!
This week’s topic: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not the one to really keep up with books that are all the rage, so my list is mainly compiled of books that I’ve run across pretty often in my reading circles. All speculative with one exception.
I’ve heard mostly good things about this one from people I trust who have read this book, but there’s this thing that happens with me and young adult books that even my trusted friends can’t help–I usually end up hating the book. It happens more often than not and seeing some of the reaction to later books in this series, which aren’t so favorable, made me keep pushing this book just a tad bit further down the list even though I said I was trying with YA. You can read great reviews from Mogsy and Wendy here and here, respectively.
At least now, thanks to Loot Crate, I own the book. I keep saying that I’m going to read it soon and then I get caught up in the millions of other books that seem to take up my reading time. I figure if I put it right by the bed where I can see it, I’ll eventually pick it up and start reading it. You can read a review from Wendy here.
I’ve seen many favorable reviews from various blogs and people I follow. This book and audiobook is available through Kindle Unlimited, so I’m hoping that will prompt me to actually get on this. Kindle Unlimited has been a great catalyst for getting me to read books such as The Palace Job and Disenchanted. Ready Mogsy’s review here.
I keep promising I’m going to read this or A Darker Shade of Magic every time I see a review cross my dash and I still haven’t done it. I promised myself that my next audiobook purchase would be one of Schwab’s books. In fact, I just purchased this ebook and the audiobook (whispersync loving fool that I am) as I was typing this. SOON! Read Wendy’s review and Mogsy’s of Vicious here and here, respectively.
I finally got around to watching the movie for this not too long ago, and while it certainly wasn’t the worst movie, it made me curious. I felt like it was missing something, something that I’m sure the book can clear up for me when I get around to reading it. I actually like these unreliable narrator thrillers/mysteries a great deal. I’m really curious to see if they end up making The Girl on the Train into a movie because I actually think I’d like to see that. It’s basically movie ready.
I’m supposed to be buddy reading this with a pal soonish when I clear off more my TBR pile and she’s done with all her work traveling. Then, we’re going to venture into the television series together to see how it goes. I’ve had this book on my shelf for years. A little longer to wait and read it won’t hurt.
I’m very intrigued by this book, but I just haven’t made the effort to pick it up. I think I was turned off because at one point it seemed like EVERYONE was reading it and it was just a constant flood of reviews on my dashboard for it. However, this is another book that is available through Kindle Unlimited that I will likely get around to sooner than later since I can easily access it. Read reviews for this book by Mogsy and Wendy here and here, respectively.
I’m actually reading/listening to my first Sanderson book right now, which is Warbreaker. I debated whether to start that one or to start this one. The magic system in that one is what made me choose it over this one, but I do have plans to read this one, too. It’ll depend on how much I like Warbreaker on whether or not I’ll stumble into that book sooner rather than later. Read Wendy’s review here.
I almost typed that as The Girl with All the “Gifs.” That would’ve been so meta since everyone knows I love my gifs. I acquired this not too long ago as an audiobook, so I’m finding that I’m actually more likely to get around to books if I own them as an audiobook. For some reason I have suddenly became an audiobook junkie after years of not being into them that much. Ready Mogsy’s review here.
I think this was on my TBR pile or at least it was. I might’ve gotten rid of it during The Great TBR Pile Purging earlier this year (for what good it did me), but now, after having to endure the first movie at my husbands behest, I don’t even know if I want to read it now. While I’m sure the book is probably better than the movie, I think I’ve had my fill just from watching that first movie, which I wasn’t overly impressed by.