This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Though I have an extensive TBR list, the list of books I won’t read is about just as long, probably. Now, some of these picks will be obvious, but some may surprise you.
1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (and its sequels)
Duh? Okay, at some point I might have considered reading this for lols, still trying desperately to understand the fascination, but at our book club sleepover last weekend, we watched the movie (for the same reasons) and me reading this book would be deadly. Either because I’d make it a drinking game and thus drink myself to death, or because my brain would explode from the RAGE at this abusive, manipulative maniac. Seriously. Seriously.
2. Paper Towns by John Green
I KNOW. I love The Fault in Our Stars, for the record, but my John Green experiences went downhill from there. An Abundance of Katherines was meh. Looking for Alaska was ugh. And by then I saw John Green’s pattern in his storytelling. I’m not interested in experiencing the exact same thing another time.
3. I Was Here by Gayle Forman
I’ve read both of Forman’s duologies, but of the four books, I’ve only liked Just One Day. I LOVED that one, but I’ve realized it’s a fluke. Forman doesn’t work for me. And I realize that makes me a super black sheep but I dunnnn currrrrr.
4. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
I had this on my TBR for a long while, and the opinions on this are pretty polarized. But I’ve heard that the characters are cardboard cutouts – from multiple sources. And I can’t force myself through a high fantasy series of six books with more than 400 pages each if I don’t care for the characters. Book club has tried to put this book up multiple times, but I will keep resisting.
5. How to Love by Katie Cotugno
I know this one is pretty well loved in the YA world, but I do not do pregnancy books. Nope.
6. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Likewise, this has some raving reviews, but romanticizing depression and love curing depression? Um, no. See this review in particular.