Hi all! I hope you’ve all had good weeks so far, I’m on my work placement week at The Evening Telegraph in Dundee, it’s been good so far, different to what I expected and kind of exhausting given I’ve been getting up at 7am and not getting home till 7pm but it’s good experience and I hope the rest of the week goes smoothly.
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday from Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week we’re talking about Books We’ve Lost Interest In Reading. As much as we’d love to say we’ll read everything on our TBRs, the truth is that we have more books on them than we’d ever be capable of reading in one lifetime and that means we do occasionally need to cull them every now and again. I actually donated some books I wasn’t interested in reading anymore just last week, so this topic could not have come at our more perfect time. So here we go, books I’m no longer interested in reading:
- What Light-Jay Asher
After the allegations of sexual harassment that have recently come against Jay Asher, I can’t in good conscience read this book now. When it comes to sexual harassment I will always support the victims and Asher’s response to the allegations has been less than pleasing, so I will not be reading this book or watching the second season of Thirteen Reasons Why.
2. The Fever Code-James Dashner
Again, after the allegations that have come to light against James Dashner, I can’t support his books anymore. This pains me because I got a signed edition of this book and I really wanted to know how the maze came to be, but the pain that Dashner’s victims went through is a lot worse than my need for closure, so I won’t be reading this book.
3. Matched-Ally Condie
I got this one for free at the book swap the first year of YALC, and I’ll be honest I wasn’t all that interested in it in the first place and after almost three years of it just sitting on my shelf, I figured I either needed to read it or lose it. So I chose to lose it.
4. Before I Fall-Lauren Oliver
I started trying to read this back when I was doing my A Levels-dear gosh I don’t like to think how long ago that was now, and I only got 50 pages through before I got bored. Having seen the movie now, I think I can safely say I don’t think this story is for me and I added it to my pile of charity shop donations.
5. Die For Me-Amy Plum
Another one of my free YALC acquistions from 2015. I did actually think this one sounded interesting at the time, but it’s kind of fallen off my radar now and I’m not so sure I’m really interested in reading it anymore. I haven’t got rid of it yet though, so I could still change my mind.
6. A Long, Long Sleep-Anna Sheehan
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sold on this one much in the beginning anyway, I mean Sleeping Beauty in space sounds kind of cool, but it always seemed a little too romance focused for me. I really only got it to make up a deal at YALC, so I don’t feel too bad about donating it.
7. Burning-Danielle Rollins
I got this one from YALC in 2016, and I actually was really interested in reading it, but then I saw it had lots of low reviews, so my enthusiasm waned and waned until I finally decided to get rid of it last week.
8. Three Days To Dead-Kelly Meding
Another of my 2015 ill advised free YALC acquistions. I’m not really a huge paranormal YA fan anyway, and the cover is a girl in a skimpy outfit, nothing about that screams me. Lesson learned, never pick up books just because they’re free, unless they’re proofs you’re interested in!
9. Unbreakable-Kami Garcia
The last of the free acquistions-I did actually keep one, so they’re not all gone! This one actually did sound quite cool, Supernatural meets ghosts, but I just totally forgot about it for almost three years, so I figured that was a sign!
10. Royal Wedding-Meg Cabot
Whilst a part of me does want to see where Mia ended up after the end of the last book, I’m not the same reader I was when I read the original Princess Diaries series, and I don’t think I would enjoy it as much now as I did back then.
Over to you! What books have you lost interest in? Do we share any? Why do you lose interest in particular books? Let me know in the comments!
I will have another Top Ten Tuesday for you guys next week, Books I Could Reread Forever. In the meantime though, I just finished Wintersong, so I will have my review of that up for you as soon as I have the time to write it.