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Top 10 Tuesday: Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading

Full disclosure y’all, I skipped last week because my mind was a hot mess and I couldn’t focus, had a stomach ache all week and was basically feeling some kind of way. Also I had no clue how to answer the prompt. But! I’m super excited for this week’s topic.

How it works

Jana assigns each Tuesday a topic and then we all post our top ten list that fits that topic. Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

You’ll find the schedule of upcoming TTT topics here you can plan ahead.If you don’t have a blog, post your picks in the comment section below! Have tons of fun talking books and getting to know your fellow bloggers!


Honestly, I’m avoiding this book because I have no idea about the content inside and I just think she’s perfect and I don’t want to lose that.

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It’s the cover. I promise you, if this cover was not so dark and scary, I would probably be more inclined to read this. Also Peter Pan (the story) has like a special place in my heart that I don’t want to mess with. Sometimes you’ve got those few things left from someone and they need to be protected.

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Everyone seems to be reading this but like I don’t really like enemies to lovers? Maybe it’s because I hold insane grudges and once I don’t like you, that’s that. Or maybe it’s because sometimes you don’t like someone and that doesn’t mean you’re in love. IDK man.


I own this book. It’s mine, I went to a store and got it and I carried it around for a week and still have not read it. Why? I thought it was about something else and it is not and I have zero context for what it is really about so I got nervous. Thanks for asking.


I’m avoiding this because I have no recollection of adding it to my Goodreads list and I’m not pulled in by the blurb but I can’t let it go.

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Hello. I begged for this series. I begged my aunt to find it, it was all I wanted for christmas (and PJs but I lost the shirt to those so like….) Anyway, I wanted it so bad because I thought I was going to NYC that year to finally, finally fulfill my lifelong dream of seeing Wicked on Broadway. Once I realized that wasn’t happening, an overdramatic me ignored the perfect books I had begged for other than to glance away from them in shame.


I’m avoiding this because I saw the movie first. I basically know what happens I guess? So like why read it? No seriously, I know why but my brain keeps saying “We know that story. Let’s read another!”


This book has been on my Goodreads list the longest. It’s been there since before I graduated high school!!! I graduated 4 years ago!!!! Why can’t I either let it go or just read it already? I see the series at the book store and always whisper,one day as I walk right by them.


Hi again. I love Jodi Picoult, I love her writing. I think I’ve read most if not all of her books. But I don’t think I’ve read this one. Why? I feel like it’s too late. This book came out 18 years ago!!!!!!! I was four!!!!! I know that’s not how books work but I’m so anxious about keeping up with what’s in that I can’t convince myself to pick up this book.


As the cover snob I am, I will say a big part of this is because the first cover I saw (not this one), looked so boring that I just couldn’t get into it. Also, this book sounds so heavy and I just really need some light books right now.

That’s ten! It was interesting to go through my Goodreads to find these. I focused ones added longest ago because most of Goodreads is stuff added from June of this year on so I haven’t really had a chance to read them.

What do you think of my ten? Are there any here you think I need to make it priority to read? What was on your TTT this week? Let me know!


7 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading

  1. I’m slowly reading Becoming now. It’s a wonderful book. Mrs. Obama definitely isn’t perfect, but she is someone I’ve come to admire the deeper I get into her memoir.


  2. I love your thoughts on enemies to lovers — I feel the same way, and sometimes it seems like nobody else does! I keep looking at the book you’ve referenced and thinking it has a lot of appealing elements, but have mostly decided against reading it because I feel like the risk of the trope bugging me is too high. I recently found a really good quote in “The Road to Enchantment” that encapsulates this feeling: “This book would have you believe that at first you hate him and then your smoldering hatred becomes passionate love. If you hate somebody, chances are there is a good reason.”


    1. Thank you for your thoughts!! Especially those about the hate to lovers. I definitely am taking this book off my tbr after thinking about it more.


  3. The exact same thing happened to me with Simon. That’s why I don’t like watching the movie/show before reading the book since most time I’ll end up giving up on the book entirely.


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