Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read

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Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read---basically any book that has you're going, "TO READ OR NOT TO READ?"


I probably shouldn't admit this one, never mind start off my list with it. David S. Brody is a former client of mine. When Cabal of the Westford Knight came out, it was listed as a mix of The Da Vinci Code  and National Treasure. Intriguing.

Based on scientific, historical and archeological research, the novel takes readers on a tour of 600-year-old sites and artifacts throughout New England, binding together stone towers and ancient inscriptions in a plot that reveals the true secrets of both the Knights Templar and the Jesus bloodline. This novel was also the basis for the 2013 movie, The American Templars. 

When the book came out in 2009, I was really hot to read it. The poor thing is close to the bottom of my TBR pile. I'm still interested, but not enough to make me clear my review schedule.


Before I say anything else, let me just state that I love the work of Sheila Roberts. Her book, On Strike for Christmas, about a group of women who decide to leave all the holiday preparations up to their husbands and families and wind up on the news when a local reporter picks up the story, is one of my favorite seasonal tales. It was made into a movie in 2010. 

Better Than Chocolate came to me as part of a book club mailing. It looks like a good story, but I just haven't felt like reading it and am not sure I will. It might make a good giveaway one day.


The history lover in me compelled me to enter the giveaway for Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano. I'm still interested in reading it, but time is so precious and my TBR pile so large, I'm not sure I'll get to it any time soon.


I bought The Remains for my Kindle after reviewing another of Vincent Zandri's books. It is a thrilling story of twin girls and a terrible attack. Vowing to keep it a secret the two grow up struggling with their past and their belief in God. Thirty years later their attacker is released from prision. One of the twins is dead from cancer, the remaining twin must face her biggest fear and face a killer who wants her dead. Because Zandri's work was so engaging, I wanted to own this one--I've also downloaded other books of his. I simply haven't read any more yet. I'm guessing I will one day.


I bought Alone by Lisa Gardner soon after I reviewed Love You More. Alone is the first book of her series featuring Detective D.D. Warren. Gardner's publisher hired me to promote Love You More and I enjoyed it so much I wanted to know the beginning of D.D.'s story. With six novels and one novella now, I'm not sure I'll catch up.


What do you do when you come into a series late in the game? That's what happened to me with Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series. After I fell in love with the Hallmark Channel's original series based upon the Cedar Cove books, I wanted to read them all. Do you know how many there are? I can't imagine catching up--especially when the television show follows the books closely enough for me to know what is going to happen later on. 


I met Leslie Meier at a local writers conference a few years ago when she sat on a mystery writers panel. Mother's Day Murder is another one of those series book--though I didn't know it at the time. I'll probably get to this one, but it sure won't be next week.


Outside the Ordinary World by Dori Ostermiller is another one of those conference books. I sat on a panel with Dori and bought a copy of her book. I've never read it and feel a pang of guilt every time I notice it in my bookshelf. I'm sure I want to read it, just not sure I'll be making the time soon. 


Here's a book I never see me reading. Granted, my vampire stage is long done; but even so, I simply have no desire to read this or any other books in the series. 


When there is so much hype surrounding a book, you're tempted to give in. Sometimes your curiosity gets the better of you and you want to make sure you're not missing anything. I harbor no such feelings for Fifty Shades of Grey. I can't imagine picking this one up. 

Secret Addition 

I'm not going to post a picture of this one or mention the author's name because it wouldn't be fair, but there are two books in my TBR pile that I'm fairly certain I won't ever read. I bought one of them online and then another at a writers conference. This author was at the conference and I was familiar with her work, so I wanted to quickly introduce myself. By the way she looked at me you would have thought I hadn't showered in a month. She wouldn't even shake my outstretched hand. She was just so rude and full of herself that I was kicking myself for buying one of her books earlier.

Every other author I have met at a conference has been polite and welcomed interaction. Some are more reserved than others, but it's not like she was a literary agent who I cornered in the bathroom to give my 30-second pitch. I haven't bought another book of hers and the two books I own are sitting at the bottom of my TBR pile. 

So, what books made your list of books you're not sure you want to read?


Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Those are basically new to me reads. So I have no opinion over them.

Here's my Tuesday Post

Have a GREAT day!

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Anonymous said...

Most of these are ones I hadn't heard of. The two I have heard of, Twilight and Fifty Shades Of Gray, I have no desire to read and no interest in the movies associated with the books.

Unknown said...

I am not scared to admit it I LOVED Twilight! It is my guilty pleasure. I read it whenever Im in a book hangover. I dont even care about the other books in the series, Twilight is just hmmm.... I cant explain my love for that book. I read it back in 2007 it is the book that jump started me into reading.

I personally liked fifty shades of Grey I know not a lot of people did, but It shocked me. I thought it was going to be a porn novel when really I have read more descriptive books in the NA genre than this book has.