My Maybe TBR Pile #6

by - 6:55 PM

Êl síla erin lû e-govaned vîn! If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you'll know that I frequently share the books on my (ridiculously ginormous) TBR pile. However, what you don't see so often is my "maybe" TBR, even though it's almost as long as my actual TBR. So here is a small snapshot of my "maybe" pile and why I'm not sure I want to read them.

What if it's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera - I just don't . . . like Adam Silvera?? plus, I've heard a lot of longtime fans of both authors say they don't like this book. BUT I WANT TO LIKE IT SO BADLY.

The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides - This book sounds SO EXACTLY LIKE SIX OF CROWS. An ambitious, brilliant thief assembles a team of various ne'er-do-wells to pull off the craziest heist of his career? Someone wishes they were Leigh Bardugo.

The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany - This seems like a writing style (think The Princess Bride) I would have loved a few years ago, but now I've just grown out of it. Which is weird, because I still want to like it?? I just . . . don't.

Finding Hope by Colleen Nelson - This book looks so beautifully written, but I'm not that big a fan of the concept. I don't dislike it, it's just . . . contemporary, angsty YA. Not my thing.

The Thief of Time by John Boyne - This is the opposite problem of Finding Hope. I love the concept -- an immortal man struggling with the nature of his immortality -- but I'm not sure about the writing style. It just doesn't interest me.

Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier - At first glance, this seems like the kind of YA fantasy I'd enjoy. But I've become more and more bored with angsty YA fantasy over the past year, so I'm kind of automatically skeptical.

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier - This is totally a book I would have loved as a kid. But I think as I'm growing up, it's getting harder and harder for me to find MG books I like. (WHICH IS SO SAD BECAUSE IT'S MY FAVORITE GENRE.) 

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk - This book gives me SUCH Foxhole Court vibes. But even TFC had moments of hope and love and humor, and Fight Club just doesn't seem to. It seems like it would be too dark to read all at once; I'd have to take it in slowly and cautiously over the course of a long time.

The Backstagers by James Tynion IV - I LOVE THIS CONCEPT SO MUCH. I'm a huge technical theatre nerd and deeply involved in it at my school, so I love this book bringing that aspect of theatre into the spotlight. But I'm just not at all a fan of graphic novels, which this is. 

WELL, I THINK THAT ABOUT COVERS IT. Talk to me, peasants: Have you read any of these books? What are some books you're not sure about reading? What genres or styles have you grown out of? And am I the only blogger who doesn't read graphic novels? Comment below, and have a fabulous day.

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  1. i love that you're so on top of your tbrs!!! it's so inspiring. i really need to crack open some of my tbrs.

    sophy of

    1. haha, I'd definitely say I'm on top of organizing it, but I'm definitely not on top of my actual reading. XD thank you tho!

  2. I've only read Finding Hope on this list, and it is beautiful.

  3. I hadn't heard of The Thief of Time before but the concept sounds very interesting!

    1. DOESN'T IT THOUGH. Like The Vampire Chronicles, hold the vampires, double the angst.

  4. What If It's Us isn't my favorite Albertalli book by a long shot, but it's still very good! I feel like her style of writing comes through loud and clear, so in that sense, it felt like a cozy read to pick up.

    1. I noticed that too when I read the first few chapters. I wasn't a huuuuuge fan of it, though -- I generally feel like her writing tries to be young and hip but it just comes across as shallow?? Like "let's chuck a ton of things teenagers like into this book so teenagers would like it." I didn't really notice this in Simon vs., though, just Leah on the Offbeat and now What If It's Us.


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