Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read Anymore

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read Anymore.

Like any self-respecting reader (and book blogger) my to-be-read list is an unwieldy and ever-growing force of nature that could bury me at any possible moment. It is so large, in fact, that it can no longer be contained on mere bookshelves, but has begun to take over every inch of available space in my home. Desks. Floors. Bedside tables. You name it, there’s likely at least one book on it. All things considered, I likely have somewhere in the neighbourhood of three hundred+ unread books in a physical format, and this is without counting my dizzying number of unread eBooks. (Please don’t ask about the eBooks)

While it should go without saying, whether purchased from a bookstore or requested from a publisher, every single one of these titles were novels I was once extremely inspired by and excited to read. Unfortunately, feelings have a tendency to change. Whether it be because of a negative review, a word of warning from a trusted friend, a disappointing experience with the author’s prior work, or a simple loss of interest in the subject matter, there are times when the books I once purchased and intended to read lose a little of their lustre. Such is the case with the selection of novels on today’s Top Ten Tuesday list.

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

1) The Infinite Moment Of Us by Lauren Myracle

2) The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black

3) Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

4) Dance Of Shadows by Yelena Black

5) My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

6) Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

7) The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

8) On The Fence by Kasie West

9) The Promise Of Amazing by Robin Constantine

10) The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

So, readers, what do you think? Have you read any of the books on this list? Of the ten novels here, is there one you recommend I read immediately? Is there one I should expressly avoid? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

20 responses to “Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read Anymore”

  1. Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads says:

    I really liked Wild Awake and, being a Canadian blogger, you might too! It takes place in Vancouver, which is where I live, and I just really loved the West Coast feel to the story. BUT it is weird — the writing is strange and the characters are definitely unlike anything else I’ve ever read. BUT I heard somewhere before I started reading that it’s meant to be weird, because the writing is supposed to be synonymous with a mental illness. I just really appreciated the fact that it was so different, and unique and CANADIAN. We don’t have enough of that =)

  2. Jen says:

    I was definitely doubting whether or not to read THE INFINITE MOMENT OF US because of the awful reviews it was getting. And also for DANCE OF SHADOWS! Beaaautiful cover, bad reviews πŸ™ I’ve read THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER, WILD AWAKE, and THE PROBABILITY OF MIRACLES and highly enjoyed all of them. However, I was not a fan of THE PROMISE OF AMAZING, and dnf’ed MY LAST KISS. I’m curious why THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN is on this list? I’m still interested in reading it, and there has been some good reviews. Thanks for sharing your list, Jen!
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  3. Amaris says:

    I really want to read The Infinite Moment of Us, but it seems to be rated pretty poorly. Such a shame, because the cover is so pretty! Are you planning to pick up any of these books after re-visiting them?

  4. The only books that I’ve read on your list are Dance of Shadows and Heartbeat. I enjoyed Dance of Shadows, but it’s got very mixed reviews. Heartbeat is easy enough to read, but it didn’t blow me away.

  5. Personally I did not like Infinite Moment Of Us but I would definitely recommend On The Fence! Wild Awake is actually one I meant to put on my list and totally forgot about. =)
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  6. If I’m being honest, I would definitely stay away from The Madman’s Daughter. It started out SUPER creepy, but I DNF’d by the middle point because instalovetriangle and also SNOOZE.

    I haven’t read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (the novel) yet, but the short story is incredible. Totally creepy, with a very chilling ending. If the full length book is anything like the short story, it’s going to be awesome.
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  7. I loved On the Fence, but it’s not my favorite West book. The Coldest Girl In Coldtown is one that I may or may not read myself.
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  8. Leah says:

    I had crazy high expectations for The Infinite Moment of Us. I had never read anything of hers before and was looking forward to it..but that book was a letdown. It was sex positive, which I thought was awesome, but that’s about it. The MC was beyond selfish and I just couldn’t get into her story.

    The Coldest Girl in Coldtown was another book I was really looking forward to (and another where I had seen a ton of praise for the author/her other books). The idea and mythology behind the story was incredible. The story itself..? Not so much.

    I can’t speak for Kasie West’s contemporaries, but I really enjoyed Pivot Point! I honestly wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. I know her contemporaries are loved by so many bloggers, I feel I should read them!

    OH GOD THE PROMISE OF AMAZING WAS NOT. It was horrible. Absolutely awful. Trust me, Jen, you do NOT want to go anywhere near this book.

    I enjoyed The Madman’s Daughter and couldn’t wait for the sequel, but I haven’t actually read the second yet.
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  9. Sarah says:

    The ONLY book I have read from your list was On The Fence and I was very “meh” about it. Just wasn’t a fan. Which made me SO SAD because I really loved The Distance Between Us. πŸ™
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  10. Frasier says:

    Let’s see. Wild Awake bored me. So bored. SOOOOO Bored. Madman’s Daughter was not a me book. At all.

    That being said. I will read anything West writes.
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  11. I read Wild Awake and thought it was amazing. I loved the characters and how everything unfolded.
    I’ve not read On the Fence but I just finished reading the Distance Between Us by Kasie West last night and it was such a brilliant contemporary romance – so I think On the Fence would be a great read too.
    I’ve been told the best things about The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – it’s on my to-read list and I’m curious as to what others think about it.

    Happy reading. If you do read any on this list,, I hope you enjoy them! πŸ™‚
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  12. I’ve only read The Infinite Moment of Us and, sadly, didn’t enjoy it that much. There’s not depth to it and the story just didn’t do it for me. πŸ™
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  13. Cassie says:

    While Infinite Moment Of Us has one of the MOST GORGEOUS COVERS EVER it just.. fell flat. It was rushed and felt… juvenile? I just couldn’t. I feel the same way as you about Coldest Girl and Wild Awake, and I can’t even figure out why. Guess it just happens!
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  14. THE PROMISE OF AMAZING was a bit more than okay, but the title’s deceptive. I really, really liked–maybe loved–WILD AWAKE, and it is majorly quotable. I’d absolutely recommend it. I didn’t like ON THE FENCE as much as THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, and THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN was pretty good. I also really liked THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER and would recommend it, too.
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  15. I’ve only read one of these books – On the Fence – which I definitely liked. But I didn’t love. I liked The Distance Between Us more, but I do know lots of people who liked Fence more. It’s short, so if wouldn’t take too much time if you want to give it a try.
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  16. Christina says:

    The only book on this list that I’ve read is One the Fence, and while it was super cute and fluffy, it’s not the best book ever. I did want to read a few of these as well but just never got around to it, which is probably what happened to a lot of the books on our lists.

    Also, I just wanted to say that this is the first time I’ve been to your blog, and it is so cute!
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  17. Ginger @ GReads! says:

    I really think you should give The Probability of Miracles a try. Its an underrated contemp, in my opinion. I really, really enjoyed that one.

  18. I really liked On the Fence, too, and agree with everyone–Infinite Moment was a letdown, for me.
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  19. I’ve read Heartbeat and The Madman’s Daughter. Honestly, I’d skip Heartbeat. It wasn’t enjoyable at all. I didn’t dislike The Madman’s Daughter as much, but I didn’t love it either. It had some really excellent moments, but the love triangle was not fun.

  20. I really did not like Dance of Shadows. I suffered through it in the hopes it would get better, but I was WRONG. It got weird and terrible. And I was on the blog tour… πŸ™ I felt so bad! I also am not so into The Infinite Moment of Us… I actually wrote the pub and said I just couldn’t. I read some reviews that turned me off completely. And yes, The Promise of Amazing also turned me off by reviews. I requested it when there was very little out there about it, and now I’m just disenchanted. It’s hard!
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