Surely I can’t be alone. There are just some books that I want to WANT to read, but I just don’t ever have the motivation. There are quite a few of these. I feel so bad. But alas, here we are. Finally facing the music. Today, we’re going to confess about five (instead of ten, yes) books I’m putting off reading.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and this week’s prompt is:
But ew I never put in so much effort as to actually come up with my own prompt so I found an old prompt: books you’re putting off reading and why. Because I thought that sounded interesting! Let’s get into it!
1. The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy
This seemed a really fitting pick because I’ve actually got this slated for my TBR for August. If you’re not aware, I do monthly TBR jar picks over on my YouTube channel and this got pulled out of the jar this month!! But I think this is going to be drier fiction than I’m used to and the thought of how slowly I might progress through it has me terrified, even though it sounds amazing.
by Guy Gavriel Kay
This book is nearly 800 pages long and it looks even longer than that. Ain’t nobody got time for long books (that is 100% a lie but nonetheless). This is one of the books on my TBR that intimidates me the most!
3. The Wise Man’s Fear
by Patrick Rothfuss
Amazingly, the reason I haven’t read this yet ISN’T because of its size. It’s because Rothfuss still hasn’t finished writing the third book. We’re past the ten year anniversary of book one already! I don’t want to commit to reading this when I know I can’t finish the story.
4. Vanity Fair
by William Makepeace Thackeray
If there’s one thing that intimidates me more than a classic, it’s a near-900 page classic. I so want to read this book but IT IS SO BIG. Surely this will take me at least 148 years to read because of the sheer size of it. Thus I cannot bring myself to start.
5. Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee
THIS BOOK. I was so excited to read it because I actually love To Kill a Mockingbird. But when this was released people hated it!! I don’t know what this is supposed to be about, and I don’t know what people were expecting. But the sheer tidal waves of disappointment that followed its release really put me off reading it!
That’s a wrap!
What book have you been putting off?