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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR I’m avoiding

Top Ten Tuesday has returned.

It happens every week! How come I am NEVER ready??

My TBR is 18 miles long and I’m avoiding a number of books on it, including (but not limited to) the following.

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And I Darken by Kiersten White

and i darken

I bought this BEFORE reading The Chaos of Stars and I’m super hesitant to read it now.

I already had Egyptian mythology ruined for me. Don’t tarnish gender-flipped Vlad the Impaler.

 

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

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Since reading The Weight of Feathers in 2015, I’ve changed my mind about Anna-Marie McLemore’s prose.

I loved her contributions to Hungry Hearts and All Out.

Learning about her marriage made me very interested to read When the Moon Was Ours.

Bad news, though: I CAN’T FIND A COPY.

I’ve been trying to buy indie and NONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKSTORES STOCK WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS.

(Well, Elliot Bay has a copy, but it’s all tattered.)

I bought Wild Beauty to tide me over until I could find a decent copy of WTMWO.

Now I’m RELUCTANT TO READ IT because IT’S NOT THE ONE I WANTED.

 

Echo after Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

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I was pumped to read Capetta’s entire bibliography until The Lost Coast happened.

I’m less excited now for Capetta’s queer theatre kid thriller.

What if it’s another story with strange imagery and a meandering plot?

I don’t have the energy.

 

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Summer

Some of this book’s subject matter bums me the hell out.

Also, surfing? I don’t think I can handle it.

 

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

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Each romance I read further confirms that fluffy love stories aren’t for me.

“But this book isn’t just fluff,” you say. “It’s a serious, emotionally-torturous romance with religious themes.”

……..HOW IS THAT BETTER?

 

How to Fight by Thich Nhat Hanh

How to Fight

Is it pompous of me to say I don’t need this book?

While I’m sure I could BENEFIT from it, I don’t want to read about solving conflict using non-attachment.

And I reeeeeally hate being told what to do.

Recipe. For. Disaster.

 

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

All the Single Ladies

A year or so ago, I would have killed to have my singleness validated.

I don’t need that same validation today.

And I have ZERO INTEREST in debating the benefits of the single life right now.

SAVE YOUR GRAPHS.

 

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Always Never Yours

Psst…come here.

I, uh…didn’t like If I’m Being Honest.

I’m having a dilemma: this book looks cute…but If I’m Being Honest was SO disappointing.

 

Trainwreck by Sady Doyle

Trainwreck

I NEED A BREAK FROM MISOGYNY, SADY.

THEM BOYS GOT ME DOWN.

 

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Doyle

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I’m picking up on a heavy Growing Up Sucks vibe.

Thank you, book, I am well aware.

I’m going to paaaaaass for nooooow…

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That was an uncomfortable look at my current emotional temperature.

COOL COOL COOL COOL COOL.

Why yes, I AM rereading The Best Party of Our Lives right now!

I’m slumping. Let me have this.

Author:

She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. Seattle-based writer currently dabbling in socialism and progressive Christianity. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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