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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

I've been a bit lax lately, but I'm back and linking up again with The Broke and the Bookish to discuss the books I'm not sure I want to read.  Some of these link back to a post from last year on books that intimidate me - and I have made a point to read two of the books from that list since then - but others are just ones I'm unsure about.

1.  The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling:  Because I just love Harry so much and I've heard very mixed things about this book.

2.  War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy:  I'm torn because I loved Anna Karenina, but this book is just. so. long.

3.  Anything by Cassandra Clare:  She's so popular, but I'm wary that I'll end up not liking it.

4.  The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon:  Again, I hear of people that adore this, but I am snobbish about historical fiction, and again, the books are so long.

5.  A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin:  Sometimes I'm drawn to this one, but then I think about how many books I could finish in the time it will take me to get through these weighty tomes, plus I have heard the multiple perspectives are confusing.

6.  The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory:  I'm torn on this because I have a lifelong fascination with Tudor England, but I've read that this is not so accurate, so I might end up hating it in the end.

7.  Anything by Haruki Murakami:  I have seen his books on so many books-to-read-before-you-die lists, but I also hear they are a bit confusing and maybe hard to understand.  One day, I'll read one of his books.... maybe. :)

That's really all I've got.  I generally either want to read a book, or I don't.  Reading this list, you'd think I don't read a lot of long books.  It's not true at all.  I'm currently about 600 pages into a biography of Peter the Great and I love it, but I guess it's that some of the above are series of a lot of long books, and it's a big time commitment.  Maybe?

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