2/19/18

Top 10 Books I'm No Longer Interested in Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl!  This week's topic is SO PERFECT because I just purged my bookshelves and finally rid myself of books that I've been hanging onto, even though I've completely lost interest in reading them.  So, here are ten of the books in the donate pile...

1. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
I'm not a huge fan of mythology retellings, so this one had to go.

2. Amy & Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
I'm fairly certain that I tried to read this, possibly more than once, but it didn't go well.

3. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
I started reading this and couldn't get into it.  I thought I might go back and give it a second chance, but nope.

4. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
If there was an award for Book Featured on the Most TBR Lists, this book would win hands down.  I have finally admitted to myself that I am not interested in reading this series.

5. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
I borrowed The Constant Princess from a friend many, many years ago and started reading it, but I couldn't get into it so I set it aside.  It's one of those books that I keep meaning to pick up, but know that I probably never will, so I decided to stop hanging onto the sequel.

6. In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
I liked the other book by her that I read, but honestly this just isn't my cup of tea right now.

7. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
I feel REALLY bad about this one.  So a couple of years ago, I decided that I wouldn't give my husband my usual list of books that I wanted for Christmas, and told him that he needed to surprise me.  I said do some research, find out some books that you think I might like.  Ask a Chapters employee, compare it to the books that I have on my shelves, work for it a little bit.  And he bought me three books, including this one.  I'm interested in giving two of them a shot, but when I opened this one I knew I'd never pick it up.  I tried listening to it on audio a few years ago, and DNFed it.  So, two out of three isn't bad, and I know that someone out there will enjoy this one more than I will.

8. Love, Juliet by Nick Hornby
I listened to a little bit of the audiobook and wasn't loving it.  Then I saw that Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner only gave it three stars.  Not worth the time and effort if I probably won't like it!

9. Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
I bought this one YEARS ago at a used bookstore because the cover was pretty.  And I still haven't read it, nor do I have any desire to do so.  So adios!

10. The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith
An old blogging friend of mine (the girl who did my first blog design, actually) recommended this to me when I first started blogging.  It's written by the author of the Vampire Diaries (a series that I didn't like reading or watching) and I highly doubt I'll enjoy this one, since my tastes have changed SO MUCH since I started blogging.

That's it for this week's list .... pleeeeeease don't tell me that I'm tossing out one of your favourite books!  It was super tough to part with these books, especially since I have a really hard time parting with books that I haven't read yet ... but I'm feeling good about my decisions.

If you posted a top ten Tuesday, leave me a link in the comments and I'll stop by!  Thanks for reading, and happy Tuesday!

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5 comments:

  1. I definitely can't say I'd recommend these books! I got bored of Love, Juliet.

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  2. I enjoyed Beautiful Creatures, but I read it when it first came out and I was a lot younger then! I can't imagine I would enjoy the series as much if I reread it, so I don't blame you for unhauling it.

    You can find my Top Ten Tuesday here.

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  3. I haven't read any of the books on your list yet, but I'm glad you decided to stop reading them. Not every book will appeal to ever reader, and there's nothing wrong with moving onto something else. :)

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  4. I haven’t read any of these but I guess it's good that you have tossed them of your TBR pile? After all, we can't read all the books in the world :D

    My TTT: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/02/ten-books-want-read-beautiful-covers-featuring-black-women/

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  5. Hi! I love Nick Hornby books but I was not a fan of Love, Juliet. It has been my least favorite :)
    My TTT
    Leslie

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