Happy Tuesday bookish friends 🙂 I have skipped Top Ten for a few weeks and am back! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week is a new Top Ten topic; this weeks topic is: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading! This will be more of a ‘Top Six’ because I am usually pretty selective of what I want read. I try to keep my ‘To Read’ list short and sweet, which doesn’t ALWAYS happen, but I try. There are a tonne of books that I have been semi-interested in and then lost interest, but the below are ones that I was originally committed to and then just gave up hope of reading. Enjoy!
Top Six: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading
#1 Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I go to this bookstore about a ten minute drive away quite often. There is this wonderful lady who works there who is basically the YA encyclopedia. She has literally read ever YA book that is out there. Every time I ask her for a book recommendation she lists Cinder as her top YA book. She always starts by saying, “It is so much more than just Cinderella as a cyborg!” but I literally can’t get past the cyborg part. I don’t know, maybe I am jumping to conclusions. I know that this book and this series is beloved by many, but I think it just isn’t for me.
#2 Carve the Mark by Veronica RothHonestly, I wanted to read this book for such a long time. It sat on my ‘To Read’ list for months…that is until I heard from multiple people NOT to read it. It all started when I was at the bookstore and had this book in my arms while looking amounts the shelves. A sales associate (the one who recommended Cinder) saw me and literally looked my in the eye and said, “Do not buy this.” So, I put it back. I went to the hardware store a few weeks later and the cashier was reading this, so I asked how she was enjoying it. She told me it was the worst book she has ever read and would not be finishing it. So, I am taking their advice to heart, I mean someone who works at the bookstore must know her stuff, right?
#3 Into The Water by Paula HawkinsI had been on a Thriller kick last year- I read The Woman in Cabin 10, The Girl on the Train, Magpie Murders, and a bunch of Agatha Christie. Fast forward to 2018 and I would not touch a Thriller with a 10ft pole! I found that they all merged and shaped into one another. Maybe later in the year I will pick up In a Dark, Dark Wood, but that’s only because I already own it.
#4 Artemis by Andy WeirI really enjoyed Weir’s previous novel, The Martian. I mean potato farming on Mars? Who would enjoy that 😉 From what I have been hearing about Artemis, I don’t think it will be quite my taste. I made a book resolution to read book I want to read, not just because they’re popular and this is one of them. I tried to listen to the audiobook that was read by Rosario Dawson, but it felt a bit dry. Never say never..maybe in the future?
#5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThis is a shocker, I know. I have seen all the movies and I even own the book, but I do not think I will ever read it. I have tried to pick it up many times; I mean I love YA dystopian fiction, but I couldn’t get into this… Not to be blasphemous, but the movies were fun!
#6 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The reason for me not being interested in reading this book is not because I have lost interest, but more so that I do not want to have my heart ripped out. I cannot read books that end with death. I just can’t. I avoid reading them at all costs. Maybe I’m too soft hearted, but it just makes me so sad knowing that a love story doesn’t end happily. I caved and watched the movie and ugly-cried for a good half hour. I do want to read this, but I just don’t think I can handle the heartache.
So these are my Top Ten, well six. Which book have you given up on reading? Or do you totally disagree with me and REALLY want me to read one of these? Also, let’s be friends on Goodreads!