Sunday, 13 November 2016

Popular books I have no interest in reading...

Hey, long time no see, hope everyone is doing okay and is enjoying this beautiful Fall (definitely my favourite time of year). I'm sorry for my long absent but life has been busy and one large rollercoaster for me recently, but i'm back now (at least for now). Today I wanted to right about popular books that I just can't bring myself to read, if you've read any of these and enjoyed them then great, but they're just not for me.

1. The Vampire Academy by Richele Mead (the whole series)

I don't know if this is because I didn't hear about these
during my vampire phase (dark times people), but I just genuinely have no interest in picking this up. I know people say the name lets the book down and it's so much better than what you expect it to be, but I just can't bring myself to read about vampires in school; as well as this from what I have heard that occurs in this series, I just don't think I could be invested in that storyline ever.

2. Four by Veronica Roth

So like most people I loved Divergent and the other two book in the trilogy were eh, so why would I want to pick this up? I found Four to be quite annoying in the two installments after Divergent and I never truly was invested in him as a character, it just feels like an add on to that universe that I don't really need. I mean it has a beautiful cover, and it would look very nice on my shelves, but I have to stop buying books for that reason alone.



3. Game of Thrones by George. R. R. Martin (the whole se
ries)

I KNOW I KNOW this is so bad but I just can't bring myself to commit to a series this long, especially when I don't watch the tv series (don't yell at me, I know it's bad). I do think I would enjoy this if I ever did pick it up, but I can't bear the thought of spending so much time reading one series when I have so many other books to read; plus I am so bad with gory stuff it's shameful.

4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (the whole series)

Considering this is set in Scotland and there is so much hype around it I should really want to read this, but much like Game of Thrones I just can't bring myself to commit to this series for that long. As well as this I just don't think I would enjoy it considering what I've heard about it already, and the fact that I can't even bring myself to watch the tv show (which takes a lot less commitment) I just know I will never read this series.


5. The Raven Boys (the whole trilogy)

So back in that Vampire phase I had (I was Team Edward btw because apperently I wanted a creepy guy to watch me sleep) I also picked up Shiver and that trilogy by Maggie Steifvater, and I'm afraid to say that has put me off her books for a while. For some reason I really struggle to pick up anything else she's written, and I'm not sure why - maybe it's because it reminds me of my past self (old twihards colletcively cringe together always); but really, I can't bring myself to be interest in The Raven Boys and I'm sorry for that.

4 comments:

  1. I have no interest in reading game of thrones either, but because it summary didn't sound very appealing to me.

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  2. That's fair, there's a lot of commitment needed to finish that series.

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  3. I've read Vampire Academy from this list and loved it but yeah I understand what you say about phase..I can no longer pick up vampire or werewolf books! And while I've read Game of Thrones I think I didn't become too invested in it. I plan to reread again but honestly not anytime soon..And I"M SO GLAD I FOUND SOMEONE ELSE WHO DOESN'T WATCH THE SERIES! i'm sorry to fans out there but there was just too much hype and I couldn't get myself to watch it! Besides yes I don't have the time to get invested in an epic series! I'm reading Raven Boys right now though. I couldn't finish shiver and was rather apprehensive about reading this but so far it seems good :) Great list Eve :D

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    1. Oh god that phase has pretty much ruined most supernatural books for me;) YES HIGH FIVE FOR NOT WATCHING THE SERIES! Honestly, I was starting to fear I was the only one who hasn't. Let me know how that goes, but i can't promise I'll ever be able to pick it up. Thank you!:)

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