Top Ten Tuesday #3

imageOkay so this week’s top ten Tuesday list is top ten books I will probably never read. This one is a hard one for me, because I don’t really like closing myself off to possibilities of new books, I like to apply a never say never policy to books, but like most people, there are books that I won’t touch with a ten foot pole. Β I will try to get this to ten, but it might come out as less!

1. Fifty Shades of Grey-EL James-I am sorry but erotica is just not my thing, it makes me feel uncomfortable and to be honest, from what I’ve heard about this book, it sounds like the writing is rubbish and that it portrays an abusive relationship, so I have no inclination to read that.

2. Twilight-Stephanie Meyer-I’m so over the whole vampire thing, I’m not interested in it, & it sounds like Bella is just a whimp, and there seems to be far too much romance in it for my liking, so I honestly don’t think I will ever read it.

3. The Mortal Instruments Series-Cassandra Clare-Again, lots of vampires and werewolves, and that really isn’t my thing, plus from what I’ve read about it, it sounds like romance is a primary focus in this book, and that is a big no-no for me, if romance is more than just a side plot, then I don’t want to read about it.

4. Anything else by John Green-this is more the author than any particular book, sorry to TFIOS fans, but I hated that book and after reading that I just don’t feel the inclination to read any more of his books.

5. The Kane Chronicles and Gods of Asgaard series by Rick Riordan-I love the Percy Jackson series, but I’m not interested in Norse or Egyptian mythology, and I love Percy Jackson so much that I don’t want to ruin it by reading these books and potentially not liking them. Besides I will always be missing Percy!

6. The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver-I usually love dystopian novels but the entire concept of these books are based around love, so romance is clearly central to the plot, and as I’ve said, I don’t mind romance as a side to the plot, but I hate it when romance is central.

7. The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie-This is much the same thing as The Delirium Trilogy, the whole plot is based around romance, and I just don’t like that, so I am unlikely to read it.

8. The Selection series by Kiera Cass-I just don’t like the sound of the plot for this one, lots of girls fawning over one hot guy? Sounds like my version of a nightmare. It sounds very fluffy with no real grit to the story, and okay, I might like a fluffy teen read once in a while, but this one just doesn’t sound like it’s for me.

9. The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling-My problem here is much the same as with Rick Riordan, I love Harry Potter so much that I don’t think I could read anything else by her, in case it ruins Harry Potter for me. I might be willing to consider reading her detective novels, but this just doesn’t sound like my sort of book.

10. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult-I love Jodi Picoult as an author, but this book is based a lot around religion, and that just doesn’t appeal to me. I’m not really religious myself, and so I wouldn’t like reading a book based around it (just based on my own personal beliefs) as I would find the miracle stuff really unbelievable.

I did it! I actually got ten! Are any of mine on your list? Do you think I’m wrong about any of these? Tell me what you’re thinking, I love your comments! Next week’s Top Ten Tuesday is ten authors I really want to meet, and I’m really excited for that, but tomorrow I will post another Wishlist Wednesday, so look out for that.

135 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #3

  1. thebrightspark 05/05/2015 / 10:31 am

    Plus, Cassandra Clare is a known plagiarist, which kind of puts me off… (There was a whole furore in fandom about it at one point, I don’t know how commonly known it is now.)

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 10:35 am

      Yeah I did know about that, but I’d decided I didn’t want to read the books based on the content way before I heard about the whole plagiarism thing.

      • Stephanie Kaye 06/05/2015 / 4:07 pm

        Cassandra Clare is a known plagiarist?! Jeez, I must live under a rock! I’m definitely going to have to research this now!
        Great list though! Glad to see I’m not the only non-John Green fan!

      • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 4:33 pm

        Yeah, apparently. I heard about it a while ago, but I don’t know if it’s widely known. I have found through these lists that there are a lot more non John Green fans than you would think! Thank you, I’m glad you liked it.

  2. rhodak 05/05/2015 / 11:13 am

    I’m totally with you on the whole romance thing – if it’s more than a side plot I’m generally not interested!

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 11:15 am

      Usually books with romance as a primary focus just have some girl drooling over some guy and that’s the entire book! It’s not good enough for me, I need a story where all the characters are well developed and interesting in their own right, not just one half of a couple!

      • rhodak 05/05/2015 / 11:26 am

        I completely agree with you!

  3. Elizabeth 05/05/2015 / 11:49 am

    You are the second person to mention TFIOS. I haven’t read it either and have no desire. I read the Casual Vacancy and liked it, but had trouble focusing because it is SO different from Harry Potter. If you have HBO they just made a mini-series of it. In fact, I’m watching it right now as I do my blog visits!
    Thanks for visiting!

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 11:57 am

      I’ve read it, I just hated it so much, it’s put me off all other John Green. I just don’t think I’d be able to put Harry Potter out of my head, but maybe I’ll check out the mini series.

  4. Cait 05/05/2015 / 12:01 pm

    The Selection series is definitely MORE than girls fawning over a guy, haha, but I do get why you’d want to skip it. I enjoyed the first one but haven’t really felt motivated for the rest. My bad! I will never touch 50 Shades either. ERK.
    Here’s my TTT!

  5. what about that book ! 05/05/2015 / 3:39 pm

    Confession- I have no interest in reading the Percy Jackson series. Trust me, I tried reading those books, but they just weren’t interesting to me. Who knows, I might read them in the future, but right now, I’m not particularly interested. I don’t think I’m going to read the Twilight series either. Some books are just very overrated. And truth, I’m pretty sure that almost everyone on earth has heard of Twilight, but I doubt it if half of them have even read it. Great post, and I have to say, some of your choices surprised me, but you had good reasons. πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 4:12 pm

      That’s fair enough, I’m obsessed with Greek mythology so I devoured them, but if you’re not interested then you’re not interested. You’re probably right about Twilight, everyone has heard of it, but I doubt many of those who have heard of it have read it either. I’m glad you liked it, I thought it would be better to give reasons why I wouldn’t read them, otherwise it just seems a bit harsh, like I’ll never read these, but I’m not going to give a good reason why.

  6. Jess @ Curiouser and Curiouser 05/05/2015 / 3:48 pm

    Great list! I must admit I was very hesitant about Delirium at first, but I actually thought the first book was beautiful because it looked at all types of love, not just romantic love; it talked about siblings no longer loving each other and friends drifting apart as if they were never close. Having said that, I really didn’t like Pandemonium and Requiem, so perhaps the trilogy as a whole is best left unread! Although I do think Delirium can work as a standalone. πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 4:30 pm

      Well I like to never say never, these are just because I probably won’t read (except in the case of Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey, that is definitely never!), so might read it, but to be honest the likelihood is very small. I get that it might talk about different types of love, but it still seems like romantic love is the focus, so I just can’t read it. Plus if the other two books are no good, then there’s no point reading the first one. Even if Delirium could work as a standalone, if I read a trilogy, I have to read all three so I know how it ends, so it’s best not to go into one that I’m not sure I’ll like.

  7. beckmank 05/05/2015 / 4:31 pm

    Fifty Shades made my list too! I agree on Kane Chronicles – I tried them and had no interest. I think Percy is going to be back for the Norse gods series, so I am going to give that a try. (The lead demigod is Magnus CHASE.) I think he’s figured out his books are way more popular if Percy & co. are involved. πŸ™‚ I did read A Casual Vacancy and enjoyed it, but it is very different from Harry Potter. Very character driven. I will admit several years ago I reluctantly started Twilight and it sucked me right in. I don’t know what it was – the writing isn’t that great, and yes, Bella can be annoying. I do love vampires though, I guess that was my hook.

    http://hiddenstaircase.net/2015/05/05/ttt-ten-books-i-will-probably-never-read/

  8. iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 4:41 pm

    Fifty Shades seems to be on everyone’s lists! I’m not really into Egyptian or Norse mythology, so the likelihood of me reading either the Kane Chronicles or The Norse series is slim, but I might check out the Norse one if Percy and Annabeth are in it, and if I have time! I just don’t think I’d be able to separate them, even if they are very different, I’d just compare unfairly and I don’t want to do that. See I don’t really like Vampires, so I have no hook!

  9. Marie 05/05/2015 / 5:00 pm

    I feel like I’m the only one who doesn’t like Percy Jackson. I read the first four books, and for me they were really predictable, that may be because from middle school to high school I was really into Greek mythology and I read a lot of it. Riordan kind of just took the existing myths and re-wrote them with his own characters, and found that to be kind of lazy writing.

    50 Shades seems to be on everybody’s list. That makes me happy.

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 5:14 pm

      It makes me happy too. As for Percy Jackson, I’m sure you’re not the only one who doesn’t like it, personally I loved the stories and the characters, but that’s just my opinion.

  10. Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde 05/05/2015 / 5:56 pm

    You’re not missing anything by not reading Twilight. I read it back when I was a silly middle schooler, and am disappointed with myself. The Selection has been painful to read. It’s literally The Bachelor with teens. EW! I liked Delirium. Yeah, love is the focus, but it’s more than just romantic love. It also deals with being able to actually feel emotions. I agree with Matched though. The second and third books were terrible! Thanks for visiting!

  11. iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 6:03 pm

    Yeah, I don’t feel like I am, my sister has read them and by what she’s told me, it, and the others that follow are not my kind of books. The Selection sounds terrible, I haven’t ever seen The Bachelor but I know what it’s about, and it’s not for me. Having read a little about Delirium, I try to never say never when it comes to books but it just doesn’t sound like my cup of tea. Yeah, I saw Matched in my local bookstore, thought it looked interesting, picked it up and read the blurb and I thought “yeah I’m never going to read that”.

  12. Emalie 05/05/2015 / 6:15 pm

    Can I say “yes, I feel the same” to nine things on your list? πŸ™‚ Except for The Selection series, because I actually kind of liked that, even though I had the same fears about it like you do. Great list πŸ˜€

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 6:21 pm

      You certainly can😊. I just know what I like and that isn’t it, although you never know, I could change my mind in the future.

  13. halina 05/05/2015 / 6:15 pm

    It’s a shame about The Casual Vacancy (I LOVED it), but I can definitely see where you’re coming from! I really don’t think I’ll ever read any John Green but I didn’t put it on my list just in case I get bored and curious at some future point – it has happened.

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 6:23 pm

      Well there’s always a chance that I might read it, but the likelihood is I won’t. Harry Potter is just too special too me. I know after TFIOS that if I get bored and curious, John Green is not the author I will be exploring, but I see your point.

  14. amyh90 05/05/2015 / 6:41 pm

    Great post! I love your reasons too. To be totally honest that’s also why I’m so reluctant to read The Casual Vacancy, I don’t want to spoil the Mr Potter books 😦
    Have a great day,
    Amy x

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks! I wanted to give reasons rather than just listing a bunch of books, so that people wouldn’t hate me if something they liked was on my list, and so you can understand why I don’t want to read the books, rather than just saying, I won’t read any of these, end of story. I know how you feel, Harry Potter was my childhood, I can’t wreck that!

  15. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas 05/05/2015 / 7:19 pm

    The Selection is VERY fluffy. And I don’t blame you for most of these. I’m actually incredibly excited about the new Norse series from Riordan, but I can totally understand your hesitance for picking up the other two series. I’m a mythology nut so I basically devour anything, lol.

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 7:40 pm

      I figured. I might end up reading The Norse series, if enough people think it’s good, given that the main character is Magnus Chase, so it’s likely Percy and Annabeth will end up in there somewhere!

  16. Erin 05/05/2015 / 7:27 pm

    Totally agree with Delirium trilogy! I read the whole thing but I was so pissed off by the ending of the third book that it’s not even worth it to read the series in my opinion. I’m also scared to read The Casual Vacancy for the same reason haha! And I think you should read the Infernal Devices instead of the Mortal Instruments! It’s only three books and I think it’s a lot better than MI.

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 7:43 pm

      It’s not the length of the series that bothers me about The Mortal Instruments, it’s that the content’s not appealing to me, and the same thing goes for The Infernal Devices.

  17. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense 05/05/2015 / 7:29 pm

    I really like The Fault in Our Stars, but I’m really not too interested in his other books. I love HP and though I’m not afraid J.K. Rowling’s other work will ruin it, it just doesn’t interest me.

  18. Tina 05/05/2015 / 8:41 pm

    I have to agree with your reason about the Casual Vacancy. I’m afraid it would ruin Harry Potter for me. I also include 50 shades on my list. It seems to be the most popular one in a bad way this week.

    Tina, The Bookworm

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 8:42 pm

      Yeah, almost everyone seems to have Fifty Shades on their lists this week!

  19. Danni Mae 05/05/2015 / 9:20 pm

    Toootally with you with 50 shades. Erotica always felt like an obscure genre to me, and I have no idea how it got so widespreadly popular.

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 9:22 pm

      Me either. Erotica in general makes me uncomfortable, but this book just seems distasteful to me.

      • Danni Mae 06/05/2015 / 7:34 pm

        Coincidentally, erotica is also what I get the most author requests for. It’s like.. did you even LOOK at my blog?

  20. Ju @ Fictional Skylines 05/05/2015 / 9:30 pm

    Hmm but The Casual Vacancy has nothing to do with Harry Potter so how would it ruin it? Just curious and The Selection series has a new book where several boys fawn over a girl so it turned the tables haha. It attempts to fit in a dystopian premise but it wasn’t really credible.

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 9:35 pm

      I suppose it’s more that Harry Potter was my favourite childhood series and The Casual Vacancy could never compare. That sounds equally as bad! I have a very high standard for dystopian fiction and I just don’t think The Selection would make the cut.

  21. ChrissiReads 05/05/2015 / 9:57 pm

    It’s nice to read that someone else didn’t get on with TFiOS as much as everyone else seems to have done. I didn’t mind it, but I didn’t think it was the best book. You’ve got some great choices this week!

  22. iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 10:06 pm

    Yeah I was happy to see that a few people had TFIOS on their lists this week, I felt like the only one who hated it! Thank you.

  23. hellphie 05/05/2015 / 10:12 pm

    I adore The Casual Vacancy, but you cannot go into it expecting it to be anything like Harry Potter. It’s a very depressing, slow look at small town life definitely meant for adults.

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 10:14 pm

      This is my problem, I doubt I’d be able to separate them. Besides the plot doesn’t sound like it would excite me much, and although I’m technically an adult now, my reading preferences still lean more towards YA.

    • beckmank 06/05/2015 / 4:54 pm

      I totally agree. Very different from Harry Potter. I enjoyed it as well, but you have to know it is a completely different genre. I thought Casual Vacancy was very well written.

      • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 4:56 pm

        It just doesn’t really appeal to me, if I’m going to read anything else by JK Rowling it will probably be the crime novels she wrote under her pseudonym, because I quite like that sort of book.

      • beckmank 06/05/2015 / 4:57 pm

        I have read the first Cormoran Strike and really enjoyed it. Just starting the second one now.

      • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 5:01 pm

        I didn’t think I would want to read them, but I’ve heard some good things about them, so I might read them when I have the time, since they are quite long.

      • hellphie 06/05/2015 / 5:21 pm

        I love Rowling’s writing style. So, whether it’s Harry Potter, The Casual Vacancy, or The Strike mysteries, I’ll read it all.

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 5:24 pm

      I’m glad you like them, and like I said I may try The Comoran Strike books, since my dad has those.

  24. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog 05/05/2015 / 10:30 pm

    I agree with the Matched series and Mortal Instruments Series. I have seen mixed feelings on Matched and Mortal Instruments doesn’t seem to be for me. Great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks! I haven’t actually read reviews for either of them, but I just don’t feel that either of them are for me.

  25. Emily Alfano 05/05/2015 / 10:49 pm

    WOW. most of the books on your list are ones i actually adore! with the exception of 50 shades. you aren’t missing much there. but to each their own! glad you were able to be so honest in this post this week!

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 10:53 pm

      I’ve found that on so many people’s lists-they have books that I adore. I actually really enjoyed getting to talk about books I don’t think I’d like, I don’t get to do that often!

  26. Michael 05/05/2015 / 11:36 pm

    I endured the Selection because it was an audio book and I was training for a half marathon. The frustration I felt at the characters helped me run faster and I didn’t feel too terrible about bumping it up to double speed to get through it!

    I recently finally got through the Casual Vacancy and it was….well, it was just OK.

    I can highly recommend J.K. Rowling’s mystery novels. Those are great and a lot of fun.

    • iloveheartlandx 05/05/2015 / 11:40 pm

      Ha! Love your story about The Selection. I might consider reading her mystery novels as my dad has them already and I do like crime based stories, but they are pretty big and I don’t have all that much time to read at the moment.

      • Michael 06/05/2015 / 2:06 pm

        Both books breezed by. Give the first one a try

      • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 2:24 pm

        Maybe over the summer, when I have more time I might!

  27. Sabrina @ Sabrina's Stories 06/05/2015 / 12:01 am

    I forgot about the Matched trilogy – I’m never going to read those books either.
    I can also understand why you wouldn’t want to read The Selection books.
    I feel the same about The Casual Vacancy.

  28. Theresa 06/05/2015 / 12:50 am

    Great list! We did have a few in common and you also have a couple of my favorites too. I love The Mortal Instruments and The Fault in our Stars.

  29. Tracy (@Cornerfolds) 06/05/2015 / 1:17 am

    The only one I have to totally disagree with you on is The Selection!! That series was SO good! I just bought book four today! πŸ˜€ You’re definitely not missing out on anything by not reading Fifty Shades and Matched was terrible!!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  30. Cameran 06/05/2015 / 2:26 am

    Great list! I read The Mortal Instruments series (because I’m a sucker for finishing a series once I read the first book), but if I could go back and get those hours of my life back…I’d do it in a heartbeat

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 5:52 am

      We have the same problem-I always have to finish a series if I read the first book, even if I hate it!

  31. Lisa 06/05/2015 / 3:43 am

    About The Casual Vacancy — I read and thought it was not very good, but it definitely in way impacts how much I love Harry Potter! I did like the two mystery books she’s published so far, so if you want to read her adult writing, I’d go with those. I’ve read the first books in the Delirium and Matched series, and didn’t really like either one, so I didn’t keep going. interesting list!

  32. jacklinu22 06/05/2015 / 5:54 am

    Twilight and 50 shades I totally agree on this one. Not a fan of either of these books! Delirium and Matched I didn’t finish! I just am kinda over dystopian books at the moment! I just felt like everyone has done them!

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 6:05 am

      I’m not over them as such I just wouldn’t read these ones. It’s true, lots of people have done them but I like reading different author’s takes if the premise is interesting enough to warrant reading (which it isn’t with these series).

  33. Claire 06/05/2015 / 7:22 am

    Great list! I’m with you on Fifty Shades!

  34. Wendleberry 06/05/2015 / 8:59 am

    John Green and The Casual Vacancy almost made it on to my list, too. However, i added TFiOS to my classic club list and have trapped myself into reading it. And with JK, i think i said too many negative things about her in various comments a couple of weeks ago for the favourite authors TTT! :\

    I am 100% with you on disliking romance as the primary focus for a book. It’s not at all what i’m interested in, or why i read. And your love of dystopia… ♥ Thank you for leaving your comment on my TTT this week – i’m definitely going to be following your blog!

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 9:38 am

      Ah shame about that. Well let me know how you find it anyway, you might not hate it as much as I did! Fair enough, there’s not much point putting authors everyone already knows you don’t like. Yeah, I don’t get why so many authors think that’s what teenagers or young adults want to read, we do have other interests! I think I’m a little obsessed with dystopia but that’s no bad thing! Thank you, I’m glad you like it.

  35. stefaniesugia 06/05/2015 / 10:57 am

    I also wanted to put The Selection series and The Matched trilogy on my list but they didn’t make it xD Great list!

  36. Thannya @My Lovely Secret 06/05/2015 / 11:20 am

    I mentioned two of the books you have on your list. Fifty Shades of Grey is just a huge no. Never gonna read it! Just because your stalker-rish boyfriend is rich and has a dark past doesn’t mean he can act like that. I still don’t understand how people think Grey is perfect boyfriend. Twilight was just too over-hyped. The reviews are so bad that I don’t understand how it was so over-hyped.

    I read the first book of Delirium. There is a romance plot – I completely understand how it’s a reason not to read it (I try to avoid booka with love triangles). But the thing is it isn’t only about boy/girl love, but about every kind of love (how can a mother/father raise a kid when they don’t love for him – hope it isn’t a spoiler). Also, it shows how not being able to love takes away all the emotions from a human being. All mind, no heart. I still have to finish the series and hopefully it won’t be disappointing.

    Happy readings! πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 11:58 am

      Yeah I don’t understand why anyone could like either 50 Shades or Twilight. I have heard that, and I’m not saying I’ll never read Delirium, I’d just rather not, plus I’ve heard the second and third books aren’t as good, and I don’t want to start a series I won’t finish.

  37. Becky LeJeune 06/05/2015 / 12:03 pm

    Hahaha! Oh your John Green line! You know, I’ve been tempted but I’m not sure I’ll ever get around to him. They’re not exactly my kind of thing, though given their popularity I’m sure I’ll try at least one of his books.

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 12:10 pm

      I just hate it when I waste my time reading a book I hate. I have so little time to read anyway, that it makes me mad when I waste my time reading books I hate because I could have been reading something great instead. I’m not in place to comment on any of his other books but I gave into the hype on TFIOS and I regret it.

  38. akzelaya 06/05/2015 / 12:16 pm

    I really liked Cassandra Clare when I was in High School/College and her first three books released. The new ones didn’t really do it for me :/ Totally agree with the Matched series by Ally Condie. I read the first book and it was like slogging through mud. Slow, slow, slow.

    Great list πŸ™‚

    Amanda @ The Golden Mantle

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 12:24 pm

      I just never really got into her and I don’t think I ever will. Books like that just aren’t for me! Yeah from the description I’ve read I figured it wouldn’t be a very good book, and I hate to start trilogies that I don’t think I’ll finish.

  39. Katy Messier 06/05/2015 / 1:15 pm

    I’ve not been too interested in The Casual Vacancy either, mostly for the same reasons you said. I don’t want to know if J.K. Rowling can write a book I don’t love – Harry Potter was just too epic. I also completely agree with romance, it can be so over the top it drowns out any other part of the story. Like the movie Titanic, the tragic and forbidden love affair that happened to take place on a sinking ship. lol

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 2:23 pm

      Exactly! When you’ve read something that’s as epic as Harry Potter, anything else will pale in comparison. Don’t even get me started on Titanic, the three hours I spent watching that are among the worst three hours of my life! I get that YA authors think we all want to read romance and I’m fine with a little on the side, but if it’s meant to be some exciting action book and then it gets overpowered by love triangles and romance, I don’t like that!

  40. brynhottman 06/05/2015 / 2:14 pm

    I love how straight up honest you are in this post, haha! Good list, though I would like to give the Casual Vacancy a try. If it’s not that great then that’ll just be an excuse to reread Harry Potter πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 2:26 pm

      Thanks! I figured with this kind of topic, it’s best not sugarcoat and just say what you really think! Let me know how you like it, and that’s true, you can never reread Harry Potter too many times!

  41. Tori @InToriLex 06/05/2015 / 2:18 pm

    Awesome List, I agree with Matched and of course Fifty Shades, Thanks for stopping by my blog too!!

  42. bftreviews 06/05/2015 / 2:25 pm

    Delirium was decent but had a horrible ending. Don’t bother with it. But The Kane Chronicles were amazing and totally worth the read!

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 2:30 pm

      I’ve been hearing that a lot! I really like Rick Riordan but I read the Percy Jackson books in the first place because I’m a bit of a Greek mythology nut and I’m not sure how invested I could get in Eygptian mythology, although it would be a chance to learn something new I guess. Also the books seem quite big, so maybe when I have more time I might give them a try, but right now I’m kind of swamped with exams.

      • bftreviews 06/05/2015 / 3:02 pm

        I thought it was just as fun learning about the Egyptian mythology. They’re kind of the same anyways

      • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 3:07 pm

        Yeah, I mean out of the ones on here, I’m probably more likely to read the Rick Riordan books than the others, but it really just depends on how big my TBR list is and how excited I am about other books as compared to these ones.

  43. Cilla 06/05/2015 / 2:38 pm

    I actually read all of the Twilight series. It felt a little like junk food: I got hooked and couldn’t stop consuming it, then I felt rather ill afterward. Definitely won’t recommend it haha. The first three of The Moral Instruments were really enjoyable for me, but I was in it for the world-building and the minor characters more than the main romance. I agree about John Green – I read TFIOS and Looking for Alaska and I’m not really interested in reading anymore.

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 2:55 pm

      That’s a good analogy for Twilight, comparing it to junk food, I like it! Yeah, I just don’t think I’d like Mortal Instruments very much, for one thing I don’t really like the sound of the plot anyway, and for another if I can’t get invested in the main characters then there is no point reading it! Yeah, TFIOS has just put me off John Green completely and I’ve heard that all his books are really similar. I know a lot of people love him, but like you, I’m just not interested.

  44. Liesel Hill 06/05/2015 / 2:41 pm

    I haven’t read Matched or Delirium, but I had a friend who did and hated both. Not only was it all about the romance, but it was kind of stupid, shallow, and not believable. (Again, just what I heard, albeit from a credible source.) I once picked up a Piccoult book and was disappointed, but haven’t picked up any more. I’ve had the thought before that I should give her another try, but I was so disappointed in that first book that I haven’t been able to do it yet. We’ll see. πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 2:58 pm

      Yeah, they definitely don’t sound like they’re for me, your friend has confirmed my suspicions about those books. I love Jodi Picoult, so I think you just have to find the right book, because she can be kind of hit and miss, some of them are amazing, some of them not so much, but then not all writers are for everyone. No problem, thanks for stopping by mine!

  45. Monica 06/05/2015 / 3:34 pm

    I did enjoy the Matched trilogy, but I’m with you on almost all the rest. I’m not at all into romance as the main story line, especially paranormal romance or erotica, and mythology isn’t my thing either.

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 3:40 pm

      I like mythology, I’m just not sure if I’d like Egyptian or Norse mythology, whereas I’d already read a lot of Greek myths before I read Percy Jackson, so it was pretty easy to get into whereas I don’t feel like these would be. I just don’t enjoy books that are heavy on the romance, they bore me to death! A little is fine, but too much and I will feel like I want to stop reading. I’m not really into paranormal stuff that much, magic, fantasy, fine but paranormal isn’t something I would willingly read.

  46. Lola (@lamplitreviews) 06/05/2015 / 5:14 pm

    I should have put 50 Shades and Jodi Picoult on my list! I’ll never read either of those! Great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 07/05/2015 / 9:44 am

      I’ll never read 50 Shades, but I actually like Jodi Picoult, that particular book just doesn’t appeal to me.

  47. Lifewithcassandra 06/05/2015 / 7:30 pm

    Great list ! Fifty shade seems to have made everyone’s list this week , I read and actually read the twilight series at a time I didn’t know better , when i finally watched the movies it sucked out all the fun I taught I felt for the book.

  48. emilia m. 06/05/2015 / 7:48 pm

    I just read one book so far by Jodi Picoult, and loved it, probably will reach out for something else by her πŸ™‚
    Yup, the first two I totally agree πŸ˜€
    John Green is on my list, will give him a fair chance πŸ˜‰
    Other ones you mention I have no idea about πŸ˜€ Therefore probably won’t read them as well.
    Also JK Rowling’s whatever it is there. Might be personal πŸ˜‰ not sure πŸ˜›

    • iloveheartlandx 06/05/2015 / 7:54 pm

      Love her books, just not interested in that particular one. If you’re looking for recommendations, I did my whole Monday post on recommendations for Jodi Picoult books! Yeah those are my two definite could not in a million years be persuaded to read them!

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