Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

I was tagged for this by Abbie over at  The Fuzzy Bookworm. Go check out her blog! Feel free to tag yourself if you’d like.

A hyped book you’re not going to read?

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I have seen nothing but absolutely glowing reviews on this book, but every time I think about trying it I read the synopsis again and I just don’t find it interesting. Never say never, but I don’t really see myself ever picking this up.

A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing?

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The Never Never series by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher. I read the first book because it was free and actually ended up liking it enough that at the time I wanted to read the rest of it. But since the subsequent books weren’t free and the third book STILL hasn’t showed up at my e-library, I pretty much decided I wouldn’t read the rest. I did see a lot of mixed reviews on the ending that kind of intrigued me so I finally asked a friend for spoilers on it. I can’t even remember what she said happened, but I do remember that I thought it was lame, so I have zero interest to ever finish this.

A classic you’re just not interested in?

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. There was a time in my life when I really wanted to read this, but now I basically know how the story goes and I think I would hate the characters so much that I wouldn’t enjoy it.

Any genres you’ve never read?

Velociraptors, Soufiane Idrassi on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/velociraptors

I heard once that Dinosaur Erotica is a thing? I’ve never read that.

A book on your shelves you’ll probably never actually read?

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Wool by Hugh Howey. I’ve heard good things about this and my sister absolutely loves it, but every time I try to start it I just can’t get into it.

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read. I tend to read a lot of hyped books and then get really disappointed in them, but I still keep picking them up! Here are some that I haven’t tried yet.

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1. Well, let’s get this one over with. I have yet to read any of the Harry Potter series. I made it a reading resolution this year to do it, but let’s be real. I won’t.

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2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I didn’t have to read this in school, but for some reason I’ve always thought of it as a “school book” and thus it doesn’t interest me.

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3. Wuthering Heights. I do want to read this some day. But I have a feeling I’m not going to like it, so I keep putting it off.

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)

4. Snow Like Ashes. I got this from the library once, but I was in a book slump and never read it before it expired. I still love the cover, though.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

5. A Court of Thorns and Roses. I’m pretty sure this is another hyped book that is just going to set me up for disappointment. Every review I see is 4 or 5 stars, it’s everybody’s favorite book of the year. I had no intention to read it, because I hated (HATED) Throne of Glass by the same author, but I’ve definitely let the hype get to me. I’m next in line for it on the library waiting list.

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6. All the Bright Places. I actually own a copy of this book, but I just haven’t been in the mood to read something so depressing.

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

7. The Infernal Devices series. Everyone says this is way better than the Mortal Instruments series, but ever since reading City of Heavenly Fire, I’ve had no interest in reading it since that book kind of gave spoilers from this series.

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)

8. The Cuckoo’s Calling. I own a copy of this book, too. It looks big, though, which always intimidates me. Plus I kind of feel like I should read the Harry Potter series before reading the author’s other work. It doesn’t make sense.

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)

9. If I stay. I was determined to read this book for quite awhile, but I decided I really have no interest in it. I actually took it off my TBR list.

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10. The Winner’s Curse. I started this once, but couldn’t get into it. But because of all the hype I haven’t felt like I could blow it off entirely.

WHAT HYPED BOOK HAVE YOU NOT READ YET? HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THE ABOVE BOOKS?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR I can’t believe I haven’t read yet!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, is: Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t/Want To Read From X Genre (for example I feel like I’m pretty well read in contemporary YA but there are some STAPLES I can’t believe I haven’t read. Or if you just want to books you WANT to read in a particular genre..not necessarily long overdue). I’ve decided to go with Top Ten Books on my TBR I can’t believe I haven’t read yet, regardless of genre. These are some of the oldest books on my Good Reads TBR shelf that are all still ones I really want to read.

Velocity (Karen Vail #3)

1. Velocity (Karen Vail #3) by Alan Jacobson. I read the first 2 books when they were free for Nook and I was like, dying, for this one. I put it on my TBR on Good Reads on 6/2/12.

The Giver (The Giver, #1)

2. The Giver by Lois Lowry. Added  6/3/12.

Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)

3. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding. Added June 15, 2012.

The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)

4. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Added June 15, 2012.

The Great Gatsby

5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Added June 15, 2012.

Wuthering Heights

6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Added June 15, 2012.

Gone with the Wind

7. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Added June 15, 2012.

Something Borrowed

8. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. Added June 15, 2012.

Wool (Wool, #1)

9. Wool by Hugh Howey. Added September 24, 2012

The Unexpected Gift

10. The Unexpected Gift by Berna King. Added May 11, 2013.