February 20: Top Ten Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading
I’m not one to say never, but it’s certainly true that I own books that I am less interested in reading now than I was when they came into my possession. If that’s not an argument for reading books as soon as you buy them, I don’t know what is.
1. The Selection by Kiera Cass
I think that I would have loved this series about ten years ago, but the premise of a relatively long series focusing on a love triangle with characters from different social classes now seems rather juvenile to me.
2. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Despite enjoying Divergent, I found its sequel, Insurgent, to be one of the biggest literary disappointments. It was so thoroughly sleep-inducing that I cannot remember its plot, nor do I have any desire to finish the trilogy.
3. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I don’t have much of an interest in this dark The Wizard of Oz retelling, especially since I attempted reading Stealing Snow by the same author and found it inherently boring.
4. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
I enjoyed A Game of Thrones, but was severely disappointed with A Clash of Kings, so I don’t think I’m going to continue reading the series. That being said, now that I have come to that decision, it’s time to finally crack on with watching the TV show.
5. The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
Despite not having ever read a zombie novel, I’m not entirely sure they are my genre. I’m generally uninterested in horror, so it’s pretty unlikely that I’ll ever read this one.
6. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Given that I genuinely have absolutely no idea as to the premise of this novel (and series), I think that tells you everything you need to know about my intention to read it – I feel like it might feature children with superpowers, because that trope isn’t overused in YA.
7. Another Day by David Levithan
I read Every Day a couple of years ago and flew through it, but I didn’t particularly enjoy it. I would’ve read this sequel, but for hearing that it is almost entirely the same book.
8. Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
Potentially due to my anti-fantasy reading slump, but primarily due to the simple fact that I have no desire to read a novel about mermaids means that this book is firmly cemented on this list.
9. Talon by Julie Kagawa
I have nothing againsts books about dragons (Eragon by Christopher Paolini was a decent enough read) but they are certainly towards the bottom of my TBR list.
10. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Literary fiction is not my forte, and the fact that the hype for this book has more or less come and gone has rendered it a resounding ‘no-longer-interested-in-reading.’
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