People have varying reading preferences, and I am the type who would not pick up any book if I don’t feel liking or enjoying it. I just firmly believe that books are meant to be treasured and enjoyed, and you don’t have to force yourself into reading something you wouldn’t like. That’s just plain torture. So when I I first saw PeruseProject do this tag on her channel, and I decided to my own list! Bookishly Rebecca also did this tag on her blog, so feel free to join in the fun.
Disclaimer: This is based on my personal preferences and opinions, so please don’t feel offended if you see some of your faves here.
A popular book everyone loves but you have no interest in reading
The Giver by Lois Lowry
I know this is a classic YA dystopian series, and I could recall some people recommending this short series to me. However, I actually got very saturated with a lot of dystopian novels in the previous years and with the current world feeling like a dystopian novel, I just never really got into picking it up. I just haven’t been really into dystopian fiction for many years now, and I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to pick one up soon.
A classic book (or author) you don’t have an interest in reading
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I haven’t even got into 1/3 of the movie adaptation starring Hugh Jackman, how much more if I read it lol. While I enjoy a really great historical book – especially a classic – sometimes it doesn’t always work for me. I’m familiar with the over-all theme and plot and some notable characters from this book, but nothing really else. Maybe I’ll give the film a second shot if I’m feeling up to it.
A problematic author whose books you have no interest in reading
Anything from Sarah Dessen
I haven’t read any books from her at all because I’m not really into YA contemporary, and it just didn’t seem like to be in my book taste if I ever did pick up a YA contemporary novel. And I was so right and happy that I had cancelled this author from the very beginning especially after the big scandal she and other white authors made over attacking a university student together for disliking her books on social media.
Just Google the tea if you’re unfamiliar with the issue.
An author you have read a couple of books from and have decided their books are not for you
Anything from David Levithan
I actually only read Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Every Day from his list, and while I liked the idea behind Every Day, it just felt a little bit lackluster for me. His writing style and character ideas and concepts weren’t something I was a big fan of.
A genre you have no interest in OR a genre you tried to get into and couldn’t
I am a huge scaredy-cat and horror is an over-all genre that I really stay away from – be it from books, movies, tv shows, or documentaries. Horro and my very active imagination just don’t mix very well together. So you will never see me read any Stephen King novel or any horror book.
A book you have bought but will never read? (this can be a book you have unhauled/returned to the library unread)
Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
I love dogs, and I love to collect books about dogs. This was a very impulse buy at a book fair, and I just grabbed it without knowing what it was about because of the dog on the cover. Little did I know that this was a non-fiction book! I actually still have this book on my shelf after all these years, and have no plans of unhauling – or reading – it ever lol.
A series you have no interest in reading OR a series you started & have dnf’d?
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
I love the author’s Snow Like Ashes trilogy, so I was expecting a lot of high hopes for her next new series. I read the first book, and it was just okay for me. Not that great, not that bad either. Just didn’t have the factors I was expecting it to have like in her earlier series. So I’m going to pass on out into reading the second book in this series.
A new release you have no interest in reading
Wild Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
I could also lump this series in the earlier category because I have no plans continuing this series anymore after book 6. I am a huge fan of the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series and all the things they represent, but this spin-off series now featuring their children just fell like a massive fail to me. I just lost all the magic that the original series had, and it didn’t help that more unnecessary problems just arose. Don’t even get me started on the issue about this latest release.
Any similar thoughts about these books?