Top 5: Books I Have Been Putting Off

In the past I have talked about books that have been on my to be read the longest and although this post is kind of similar it also isn’t at the same time. A few of these books have been on my to be read for a while, but that’s mostly intentional. These are my top 5 books that I keep putting off.

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi 

This one is definitely intentional. I have owned this series for a couple of years now and Shatter Me has been on my to be read since 2016. 

I’ve heard so many mixed reviews for this series that I’m really not sure if I ever want to read it. It definitely sounds interesting and is probably something I’d enjoy, but I think I’ve put it off for so long now that its lost its appeal. 

Do let me know if I’m making the wrong choice here and if this series is a definite must-read.   

Goodreads synopsis: “Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong colour.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war—and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.” 

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin 

This book is actually not that old and I’ve only owned it for about a year and a half, but every month I decide I’m going to read it and then guess what? I don’t. 

I think this is mostly down to it being so hyped up in the book community. I’m almost too scared to read it in case it doesn’t live up to my expectations. I did the exact same thing with A Sorcery of Thorns and I didn’t like it anywhere near as much as I thought I would. Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this. 

ARCs are also a big reason for this. Every ARC I have read in the past few months has been on my kindle and so every other book I have on there doesn’t get so much as a looking. I will read it at some point…maybe. 

Goodreads synopsis: “Bound as one to love, honour, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.”

Eve Of Man (Eve of Man #1) by Tom and Giovanna Fletcher 

I have one very simple reason for me putting off this book. Its a hardback. Hardbacks are aesthetically pleasing however they do not agree with my wrists. I find it hard to sit and hold a hardback for a long period of time and so almost every hardback on my shelves have never been read. 

As the UK is currently still in lockdown I need to use my time at home wisely and try to get through any hardbacks I have before going back to work. I will be carrying paperbacks only at that point. 

Goodreads synopsis: “AGAINST ALL ODDS, SHE SURVIVED.



All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past.

But at sixteen it’s time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She’s always accepted her fate.

Until she meets Bram.

Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom.

But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?” 

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi 

I’m pretty sure I put Children of Blood and Bone on one of my very first to be read posts. Well, I’m terrible and never stick to them so I still have no picked this up. 

Again this is down to it being so hyped up that I’ve put too many expectations on it. Will I love it? Probably but that’s not the point. 

I am going to make it a challenge for me to finally make a dent in my physical to be read and I’m going to start with this one. 

Goodreads synopsis: “They killed my mother.

They took our magic.

They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.” 

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Mass

This is quite a new addition to this list as I only started reading the Throne of Glass series last year. However, I finished Heir of Fire in August and I have been putting off continuing the series since. 

I think this is mostly down to just how big the rest of the series is and I don’t feel like I have time to commit to them right now. This is not me saying that I will never get round to them, trust me I will. I think I just need to wait until I have more free time (whenever that may be). 

Goodreads synopsis: “Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.”

Do you also have books you have been putting off?

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