A Very Late Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m No Longer Interested in Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today, we’re talking about books we’re no longer interested in reading. 

I’ve been reading for a long time. I’ve been blogging for over 3 years now, and have been active in the bookish community far longer than that. So there are plenty of books I was once interested in reading, but simply don’t care about anymore. I have definitely changed over those past few years, and so have my reading tastes. This is  not an attack on the authors! 

 

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater // I know, a Maggie Stiefvater book on this list? Insane. I love her Raven Cycle, and this is certainly not an attack on her. I just don’t really have an interest in this book? 

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas // I am giving up on this series -and most likely this author. I haven’t read one of her books since Queen of Shadows (in 2015?) and have just lost all interest at this point.

By Your Side by Kasie West // I was really excited at first, because a romance about two people locked in a library for a weekend? Sounds absolutely epic. But then I saw all these reviews about how not even half of this book actually takes place in the library? Well, it lost all its appeal there.

P.S. I Still Love You by Jennie Han // I adored the first book, To all the boys I’ve loved before, so much. And I couldn’t deal with the ending. But I tried to read this book and just couldn’t get into it. At this point I’m going to make up a happy ending in my mind and go with that. 

After You by Jojo Moyes // I absolutely loved Me Before You when I first read it a few years ago. Now, I’m much more aware of how troubling the disability representation in that novel is. I don’t like the message it spreads, even though I didn’t comprehend that when reading it the first time. Aside from feeling uncomfortable with the story due to this problematic part of it, I’m also not very interested in seeing what happens next? I’d much rather believe Lou went on to do great things that inspire her every day. 

 

Easy by Tammara Webber // When I first started watching BookTube videos, this was always recommended as the best new adult book. It’s been absolute years since, and I still haven’t read it. I don’t much feel like ever reading it either. 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard // To be honest, this sounds like every other YA dystopian/fantasy book. Maybe it isn’t, and I’m being to harsh. But I just don’t care to find out either way.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart // I waited too long with this one. Again, I saw this being hyped up on BookTube when it was first released. And even after all these years, I’ve managed to avoid spoilers. But I just don’t find myself interested enough in this book and the mystery in it to actually pick it up? 

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card // I watched the movie adaptation. I have no idea how accurate the movie adaptation was with regards to the book, but I can’t be bothered to find out. I really liked the movie, so it’s not like I hate the story. Yet the big twist has already been revealed, right? 

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert // Am I the only one who has zero interest in reading this book? It sounds like some posh version of ‘I found myself by traveling the world’. Not that you can’t go out and do that! I just don’t want to read a book about it. Something about the title really rubs me the wrong way too. I’ve also never seen the movie, and I don’t want to. 

That was my very late Top Ten Tuesday post! Have you read any of these books? Do you disagree with my choices? Let me know!

14 thoughts on “A Very Late Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m No Longer Interested in Reading

  1. *whispers* I don’t really have any interested in the All the Crooked Saints, either.

    By Your Side was really terrible, you’ve made the right decision, haha.

    Personally, I hated Easy. The relationship was unhealthy, not sexy, and it wasn’t very feminist.

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  2. I hated Eat Pray Love, and couldn’t even finish it, oops! If you liked and enjoyed the movie Ender’s Game, it’s basically a pretty good adaptation of the book, so if you don’t feel like reading the book you’ve basically known about the essence of the story! And I’ve heard mixed reviews about Red Queen, and I’m pretty much sick of all the similar YA series out there. Definitely not on my TBR either.

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  3. I really like that this is a different kind of book review. I completely agree with “After You” a book that in my opinion simply should have never been written. And I hated the “Eat, Pray, Love” movie and therefore never touched the book. Very informative post!

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  4. I’m the same with All the Crooked Saints and Sarah J. Maas.
    I saw Ender’s Game too but part of me still wants to read the book, but I’ve been keeping of since I heard the author isn’t so nice. ._.

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  5. Aww, I loved By Your Side! I flew through that book in a day and thought it was adorable. And where half isn’t in the library, the other half is and it’s so fun! I want to reread it sometime, after I read her newest. I think I’m giving up on Sarah J. Maas, too. I’ve read the first two — maybe three?? — books in the Throne of Glass series and I just can’t continue. I loved the first two books and just can’t get into the next ones. I get bored with certain characters. I read Eat Pray Love again years ago and really loved it!

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  6. I read “Eat, Pray, Love.” I thought I would love it but found it to be too preachy. I confess, I was never interested in the others on your list. But I did enjoy Jojo Moyes’ “Me Before You.” I’m guessing the sequel was written for the movies. I’m not usually a fan of such books.

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