Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR I’m Avoiding

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


There are tons of books on my TBR that I’ve been avoiding fo different reasons but I can’t seem to part with. Here are some of them!

1. The Secret History by Donna Tartt


The synopsis of this book really intrigues me and I’ve heard amazing things. But damn is this book intimidating… This author in general intimidates me. Hence…

2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


This book is so long – especially the copy that I have that is mass-market-esque. I definitely think I need to replace my copy before I actually pick this up. But I will say the synopsis of this doesn’t 100% intrigue me, but they hype around this book has gotten to me. So it sits on my shelf.

3. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin


This is one my favorite covers of all time – which may be part of the reason I’m still holding onto this (go ahead, judge me). I’ve actually started this once before and I found it quite slow, so I put it down. And haven’t picked it up since…

4. Furyborn by Claire Legrand


I’ve had a weird relationship with fantasy lately so I’ve been putting this (and some other hyped fantasies) off. I really want to get to this at some point, but I want pick this up when I’m in the right mood/space to love it.

5. Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson


I really enjoyed book 1 in this series and I 100% believe that I will love the rest of it. But like I said above, I haven’t been on the fantasy train lately. But hopefully I can get back to this soon.

6. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


My fiancé really enjoyed this book and he’s been waiting for me to read this. But mythology is not my thing so I’m nervous and worried I’ll be bored and confused.

7. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel


This is a slow-paced, dystopian novel about a traveling Shakespeare troupe. And while I’ve heard nothing but amazing things… nothing about that peaks my interest. But on my shelf it sits…

8. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


I’m pretty sure I’m the only person alive who hasn’t read this book or watched the series. But I haaaated the last Liane Moriarty book I read (The Husband’s Secret) and eventually DNF’d. So I’ve been leery AF about picking this one up.

9. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton


This is one book that I’m actually REALLY excited to read. But I feel like this will be a new favorite read and for some reason I keep putting it off because of that (anyone else??). I will 100% read it this spooky season!

10. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang


Like I said earlier, fantasy and I haven’t been on the same page. This is another one I think I’ll love if I ever get back into a fantasy mood.

Have you read any of these? Are there any you think I should prioritize and push up my TBR?


6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR I’m Avoiding

  1. I liked “The Goldfinch”. It wasn’t on my top 10 but I liked it. Even though “The Secret History” is supposed to be better I keep avoiding it. I also DNF’d The Husband’s Secret and even though I liked Moriarty’s “Alice Forgot” I keep avoiding “Big Little Lies.”

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  2. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is amazing and could definitely become one of your favourites! I also agree with you about The Immortalists, I also found it very slow to start but once it gets going there is a lot to it.

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