Hi all! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, I had to go over to Edinburgh for an interview for my project on Friday, and that was really great, I got to talk to a student group who are doing really amazing work at bringing awareness to period poverty and it was so much fun getting to talk to people who are so passionate about the same things I am! I’m meeting my supervisor tomorrow, and I’m feeling really happy about the progress I’ve made, so I’m hoping that goes well.
Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re meant to be talking Upcoming Books We’re Unsure About, but I’m pretty happy with the upcoming releases I have on my TBR, so I had a slightly different take. Basically, since I’m graduating this year, I kind of need to do a big book unhaul, as I won’t be able to bring all of my books home with me, and whilst I do have a space to store them, it seems like a good opportunity to weed out parts of my collection that I’m not necessarily excited about anymore. So here we go, the Books I’m Considering Unhauling Before Graduation:
- The Hate U Give-Angie Thomas
Okay, okay, please, please don’t hate me! I know everyone loves this book, and I might give it a second chance, but when I last tried to pick it up in September of last year, I just couldn’t really get into it at all and since then I haven’t really felt the need to get back to it, so I’m not sure if I should just cut my losses and let it go.
2. Even The Darkest Stars-Heather Fawcett
I got this in my first ever FairyLoot box and I did think that the whole expedition aspect sounded fun, but since I got it, I just haven’t felt the excitement or need to pick it up and I honestly forgot I had it, so I’m not really sure if it’s worth keeping.
3. The Big Lie-Julie Mayhew
Again, I thought this one sounded great when I first got it, a contemporary Nazi England sounded like a different take on a story that has been done quite a lot of times, but I haven’t even really thought about it since I bought it, so I don’t know whether to give it a chance or not.
4. The Diabolic-S.J. Kincaid
I picked this one up at YALC last year, and it did sound interesting, but I’m not a massive Sci-Fi fan, so I haven’t really felt the urge to pick it up since, and I’m not sure whether it’s worth keeping or not.
5. Wonder Woman: Warbringer-Leigh Bardugo
Okay this one I am actually really torn on. I love Leigh Bardugo, and it’s signed, so in that respect I want to keep it because I’m loathe to give up a signed book by an author I actually really love. At the same time, I tried to get into it and found it really slow and I’ve heard that that doesn’t really change, so I’m not sure whether it’s worth keeping or not.
6. Show Stopper-Hayley Barker
On the one hand, I love circus books and this one does sound fun, but I’ve read some not so great reviews of this book that have kind of put me off, so I’ve kept putting it to the bottom of my TBR pile and now I’m wondering if it’s really worth the read or not.
7. Court of Fives-Kate Elliott
I bought this one a few years ago and at first I was really excited, I liked the idea of the gladitorial type competition but again, since buying it, I’ve kind of forgotten about it and now I’m not sure if I still really want to read it.
8. All The Crooked Saints-Maggie Stiefvater
I tried to pick this up last year and I couldn’t really get into it at all. I love Maggie Stiefvater’s work, but I’m just not sure if this particular book is for me. Still I don’t know if I should give it a second chance, as I wasn’t all that far into it when I put it down.
9. Front Lines-Michael Grant
On the one hand this book sounds amazing, female soldiers in WWII, yes please! But I’ve heard some not so great stuff about the author and his actions and that’s kind of been putting me off reading his books, even though they do sound great.
10. Northern Lights-Phillip Pullman
I picked up this book more because I felt it was something I had to read than something I really wanted to and I just honestly really haven’t felt the urge to pick it up since I bought although maybe since the TV series is coming up soon, I might read it this year, I don’t know.
11. Chasing The Stars-Malorie Blackman
Like Wonder Woman, I am kind of loathe to give this one up, because it is signed, and I do love Malorie Blackman’s work but at the same time, it’s a space/sci-fi book and those aren’t really my thing, so I haven’t really felt the urge to pick it up since I bought it and I don’t know if that’s a sign I should give it up or just leave it a while longer.
12. The Novice-Taran Marathu
I thought this sounded cool when I got it, you know demons and all that, but I’ve felt my interest waning over the years, so I’m not sure if I should just cut my losses and get rid of it, or if I should just wait and see if I decide to read it.
13. Messenger of Fear-Michael Grant
I have much the same issue with this one as with Front Lines, the concept sounds amazing, but since I’ve heard not so great stuff about the author, I’m not really sure if I want to support him anymore.
14. The Bone Queen-Alison Croggon
I picked this one up without realising it was a prequel that I would need the rest of the series to understand! Also to be honest, super high fantasy a la Tolkein is not really my kind of thing, so my interest in this is kind of waning really.
15. The Catalyst-Helena Coggan
To be honest, I don’t even remember why I picked this one up. I think I was intrigued because the author was so young, but having looked at it more, I’m not entirely sure if it’s my thing, the blurb is kind of vague and waffly, but I’ve picked up from reviews that it’s about angels and that’s not really my thing, so yeah, consider me unsure about this one now.
16. The Shadow Queen-C.J. Redwine
I’m in two minds about this one. I love fairytale retellings and I like the idea of a Snow White retelling, but I’ve had this one for like three years and still haven’t read it, so I don’t know if it’s worth allowing it to keep taking up space when it’s been so long and I haven’t read it.
17. Fire and Flood-Victoria Scott
I bought this one at YALC a few years ago, but since buying it I’ve kind of lost interest, and I haven’t really heard much about it, so I’m unsure as to whether I really want to read it or not, especially since it doesn’t sound like a particularly unique dystopia.
18. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer-Michelle Hodkin
The concept of this book is interesting to me, but again, since picking it up, I haven’t really felt a massive pull to read it, added to which I’m not really sure what it’s about, so I can’t decide if I want to read it or not.
19. Wither-Lauren DeStefano
Again the concept for this one did sound interesting when I first picked it up, but I’ve just sort of lost interest over the years, and since it’s been one of the books I’ve had in storage for a while, I kind of forgot I had it! It still does sound cool, and I’m not entirely certain if I want to get rid of it, but I’m not certain if I’m going to read it either and it might be better if I get rid of it and get some more books that I’m more excited for.
So there we go, those are the books I’m considering unhauling-now I need your help! Which of these are actually worth it (and please don’t tell me all of them, I do have to get rid of some!)? Which could I afford to get rid of? Let me know in the comments!
I will be back next week with a new TTT, our annual Valentine’s Day themed one, but since I doubt my favourite couples list has changed much since the last time I did it, so instead I’m going to be sharing Movies To Watch If You’re Not That Into Valentine’s Day, since I’m a Valentine’s scrooge and the last thing I feel like doing is sharing the love! In the meantime, I should have my first #RockMyTBR update of the year up either tomorrow or Thursday, depending on how much time I have!