Top Ten Tuesday: Books That I’ve Deleted From My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading.” This weeks topic would have been so much easier to put together if I hadn’t gotten into the habit of deleting books off my TBR that I’m no longer interested in reading. Seriously, having to rely solely on my own memory for this week’s list does no one any good. Here are ten books that I managed to remember that had at one time been on my TBR. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Ulysses by James Joyce – One upon a time I was gifted this book and thought I could totally read it. So young. So naive.

2. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch – Listen, we all know Theron stole the show in Snow Like Ashes and I’m not about to see him get treated wrong with the rest of this series.

3. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge – I’ve either really liked this author (Cruel Beauty) or been rather disappointed (Crimson Bound). When I saw how many eh reviews were out there for this one, I decided to skip it.

4. Roar by Cora Carmack – Have you seen excerpts from this novel? The romance is all kinds of cringe-worthy. Won’t be touching this with a 39 and a half foot pole. (Sorry, my two-year-old niece is obsessed with the Grinch song and it just plays in my head constantly now.)

5. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas – Have you ever broken up with an author before? I have.

6. Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis – Yikes. I actually bought this one and tried to start it and could not justify continuing it. I ended up donating it to my library.

7. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick – I really tried to like My Life Next Door, but I kind of hated it. I had this other book by the same author on my shelf, but after another book unhaul, I took it down.

8. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan The Lynburn Legacy remains one of my favorites, but I heard less than enthusiastic things about this novel, so never ended up reading it.

9. Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan – I actually considered preordering this way back in 2015/6, but held off. I’m glad I did because I haven’t seen a single stellar review for it from bloggers I trust.

10. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo – Let’s be honest, I only ever wanted to read this one because of the musical. Have you seen how thick this novel is? I can’t justify the time anymore, so I’ve put the book to other uses…

Can you convince me to put any of these back on my TBR? What’s the most recent book you deleted from your To-Be-Read shelf? Be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Romantic Movies I’ve Never Seen

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Love Freebie (Romances, swoons, OTPs, kisses, sexy scenes, etc.).” So I’m going to do something way different this week and I’m listing popular romantic movies that I’ve never seen. I’m including the things I do know about these movies which isn’t much. Prepare to be shocked. I am shockingly clueless. Also including a few random gifs of these movies and my reaction.

1. Dirty Dancing – I know there’s dancing and that one famous line “No one puts Baby in a corner,” but that’s pretty much it.

Dirty Dancing gif reaction: Kind of looks like fun.

2. Notting Hill – Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant star in this one. It takes place in the U.K?

3. Love, Actually – There’s that one scene where Rick Grimes is holding a sign.

4. The Notebook – This movie is the reason so many find Ryan Gosling attractive. I have never seen it, so it may explain why I don’t find him very attractive.

The Notebook gif reaction: This…I…don’t think this is a good idea.

5. Moulin Rouge! – There is music in this one and Nicole Kidman. Also, didn’t know there was an exclamation mark until I looked up how to spell it.

6. Two Weeks Notice – Sandra Bullock is Hugh Grant’s personal assistant? She doesn’t feel appreciated and gives him her two weeks notice, but he then discovers he’s in love with her? I don’t know, sounds like he doesn’t deserve her in the first place.

7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days – Both leads are trying to make the other break up with them. I’m pretty sure this is accurate.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days gif reaction: I know who wins. It’s about winning, right?

8. The Time Traveler’s Wife – There’s time-travel. They somehow fall in love despite him traveling in time unexpectedly. This doesn’t sound ideal for a relationship.

9. Step Up – Another dancing movie. That’s all I got.

10. Definitely, Maybe – Little girl doesn’t know who her mother is, so Dad decides it’s a good idea to tell her stories about each of the women that could be her mother, further compromising this girl’s emotional stability. I think I made that up.

Definitely, Maybe gif reaction: I like her.

Now’s your chance to convince me to watch or not watch any of these movies. Any popular romantic movies you haven’t seen? Leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read.” I went through my Goodreads To-Read shelf last year and deleted a ton of TBR books because I knew I would probably never get to them. That being said, I still have quite a few books on my TBR from a few years back that I haven’t read yet. A lot of these are books I own, so I really have no excuse for not getting to them. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier – I have a goal to read all of Juliet Marillier’s books, but I am kind of failing at said goal. I’ve had this particular book since before I started blogging and haven’t even cracked it open.

2. The Splendor Fall by Rosemary Clement-Moore – Pretty sure I’ve had this one on my October TBR for several years now and haven’t touched it. It actually might be time to accept I won’t read it.

3. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta – I always meant to finish this series, but kept putting off a reread of the first. I might actually get to that this year.

4. A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron – I have both loved and been disappointed with a book by this author since I read the first book in this duology. Finishing said duology, if I’m honest, will probably not happen.

5. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen – I really enjoyed the first two books of this one and yet I’ve been sitting on the conclusion for years. I need to just suck it up and dive in.

6. The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas – I think I’ve had this since the movie came out. I have a feeling I’m going to have to be really in a Veronica Mars mindset before I read this…or listen to it. I’ve heard the audio is amazing.

7. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez – I really want to get to this classic this year. I started it years ago, but never finished. Hoping this year’s effort is a success.

8. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – I’ve had this one on my tablet for years and have been recommended it over and over again. And still, it sits there waiting.

9. Rebel by Amy Tintera – Why haven’t I read this? A couple of weeks ago we did a TTT list of books we couldn’t remember. I don’t remember much about the first book, which explains why I haven’t picked up this one.

10. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – So many people love this book, but so many people aren’t so emphatic about it. As a result, I have never felt the pressing need to pick it up. The length isn’t a great selling point either.

Do you recommend any of these? Any books you’ve put off for years that you’re determined to get to this year? Leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

Top Ten Tuesday: I Should Have DNFed

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books I Can’t Believe I Read.” This week I’m sharing a few books that I actually regret reading. I’ve gotten much better at DNFing books if they do not feel like the right kind of fit for me. Rarely do I give out one-star ratings these days because the odds are, I will probably stop reading before it comes to that. But I still have a ton of one-star books that I’ve read in the past. Here are the ones I still have strong negative feelings toward. Covers are linked to Goodreads…though this is definitely not a ringing endorsement. Apologies if your favorite is listed here.

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Is there a particular book that you wish you could turn back time and not read (for me it’s Hush, Hush from above)? Let’s be bitter together in the comments! Be sure to include a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

Top Ten Tuesday: You’re Who Now?

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About.” This week’s topic was made for me. My memory is notoriously bad. Sometimes people will say, “Remember when such and such happened?” and I will sit there wide-eyed, remembering absolutely nothing. That being said, when I remember something, I remember it very well. Here are ten book that I read and enjoyed, but if you asked me for specifics, I’m going to sit there wide-eyed and remember nothing. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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Did you ever look at your read shelf on Goodreads and second guess whether you actually read some of the books? Leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

Top Ten Tuesday: 2018 Bookish Resolutions & Goals

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently hosted on That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week’s topic is “Bookish Resolutions/Goals.” Yes, goals. I’m really excited about this topic, not because I have a bunch of lofty goals, but because I have a bunch of mediocre ones. I’m hoping my 2018 will give me more freedom to read and explore more books I want rather than always trying to meet some goal. Wish me lots of luck!

Do we happen to share any goals? Any goals that you didn’t meet last year that you’d like to meet in 2018? Let’s discuss in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.