Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday-- Books I'm No Longer Interested In

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (February 20th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Books I've Decided I'm No Longer Interested In Reading

  • Ahh, this is a tough one.  I hate admitting that I'm not interested in books I was once really excited about.  It feels like a fail for some reason.  BUT there's no point in wasting time reading books that just don't sound like ME.  And after reading so many reviews, sometimes aspects of the books come out that make me take pause.  Also, sometimes I read one book by an author and realize their writing might not be for me.  These are those books:

1.  The Graces (#1) by Laure Eve- I was attracted to this by the beautiful cover, but MEH.  I've definitely read a lot of uninspired reviews about this book saying it was just OK.  It's made me feel kind of BLAH about it.

2.  All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater- I super love Maggie, but this book just doesn't sound like a ME book.

3.  The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West- I haven't been in the mood to read a YA Romance in FOREVER, so I don't think I'm going to be down to read any of Kasie West's stuff anytime soon.  Adding to that, I don't think I'm much a fan of the "fake boyfriend" trope.

4.  At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson- I started reading this, but it's almost 500 pages and I didn't really care for how it started off.

5.  Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry- I quit the Pushing the Limits series because the over-the-top romance got on my nerves.  This one sort of sounds like the same trope of GOOD GIRL/BAD BOY :(

6.  Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis- I really love the writing in the Mindy McGinnis books I have read so far, but that isn't enough to keep me interested in this Fantasy about sea magic.

7.  Easy by Tammara Weber- I don't think NA is ever going to be for me.  I had heard good things about this one, but it just sounds cringey now.

8.  The Way it Hurts by Patty Blount- This book and the next one are a case of me reading one of the author's books and not being impressed.  Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like these 2 authors' writing are not for me.

9.  How Zoe (Mostly) Made Her Dreams Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer

10.  Carry On by Rainbow Rowell- MEH.  I still don't understand what this book is. Is it Cath's fanfic?  Is it the Simon Snow books that her fanfic was based on?  Is it just Rainbow Rowell writing about characters from Fangirl??  And why is it not from the beginning of the Simon Snow story?

Which books are you pulling off your TBR??


  1. Hi! I have The Fill-in Boyfriend on my TBR. It's not very high though :) So many books to read!
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  2. I really think you should re-consider on The Graces. It definitely has the vibe of the books you typically enjoy!

  3. MICHELLE! All the Crooked Saints? It’s not my favorite Maggie book but it’s still a Maggie book. And there are owls. I’m with you on Given to the Sea. And I don’t think you’ll like Carry On. I liked it but only because of how it played with fantasy tropes and you’re not a big fantasy fan so that stuff might be lost on you.

  4. Given To The Sea is on my list too! And as much as I loved The Raven Boys, I'm doubting about All The Crooked Saints as well - it just does not sound like a me book either :)

  5. Great list! Maggie Stiefvater and Rainbow Rowell both made my list this week, too.

  6. I was so excited for Given to the Sea but the reviews were terrible so I deleted it from my TBR :/

  7. Yeah, I'm super not into the sound of Carry On. I bought it not realizing that it was like, fanfiction of Fangirl? I hope you give All the Crooked Saints a shot, though. I loved it!

  8. I was curious about Given to the Sea but in the end I just never read it. And Say You'll Remember Me looked good (or maybe I just liked the cover lol) but I probably won't read that either. Especially if it's trope-ish.

  9. I didn't really like Carry On--it felt too much like knockoff Harry Potter, and nothing can compare to Harry Potter <3

  10. I still need to read Carry On...I always assumed it was Cath's fanfic, since she's shipping the two guys and it's supposed to be like how people ship Harry/Draco but it's not cannon. I don't know...haha

    I DO love At the Edge of the Universe, but it's not for everyone.


  11. Really. None of these sound interesting to me either. Some I do have on my tbr too I hear ya on ya romances. Any romances for me. I don’t mind romance just don’t want it to be central plot.

  12. I haven’t read any of these. I feel the same about The Graces though. I really wanted to read it, but I’ve seen SO MANY meh reviews. Not very motivating to make me want to read it. 😕

  13. I love Rainbow Rowell, but the fan fiction parts of fangirl were my least favorite. I had no interest in a whole book of that. I really liked the Graces, but I know I am a black sheet there. I will read Kasie West forever, nuff said, and I like McGarry a lot too, but that's my vibe. I put off Crooked Saints for so long, I don't see that happening for me either.

  14. The Graces is a terrible novel. I do not understand why some people like it. Every time I see someone praise it, I start wondering if we read the same book.

  15. I love this topic so much - I fully endorse letting go and not forcing yourself to read a book that isn't a "you" book.
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