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Books I Don’t Ever Plan on Reading

Readers know better than anyone that our books read pile is large, but our to read stack has already fallen on top of us. Sometimes you just got to narrow your stack down, and discover books (often popular ones) that when you see on your page, you have nothing against people reading it, but wouldn’t yourself.

This isn’t an unpopular opinion tag, but just books that if you tell me to read, I’ll kindly say no thanks. I’d appreciate no hate, in fact, comment below some books that you can’t see yourself ever reading.

Note: I am not saying I will ever read these books, I am not saying I will, but in the mean time I simply do not find interest in them. Please don’t convince yourself that I am making hateful judgement “before giving it a chance.” It is perfectly okay to find a book uninteresting but not necessarily hate it.

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 1. Any book by Laini Taylor I like fantasy. I do, but urban fantasy just hasn’t been my priority in the past year or so. Whenever I hear about Daughter of Smoke and Bone or Strange the Dreamer I am just not interested. I feel like Taylor’s books would take 200 pages before anything actually happens.

2. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead MY FRIENDS WILL NOT SHUT UP ABOUT VA. They assure me that Vampire Academy is not Twilight, and I believe them, but it’s a long series (if you count Bloodlines too) and frankly I’ve never been a fan of vampires, werewolves, etc. yet I like Mortal Instruments?? see I’m calling myself out! 

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3. Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han Don’t get me wrong, I loveee To All the Boys I Loved Before trilogy, but SITP is about a cheesy stereotyped love triangle and a main character who probably isn’t “like most girls” so while I love a good contemporary, I simply don’t think it’d be worth the read.

4. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Self-explanatory.

5. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes I’m not sure what is about FK, but epic fantasy hasn’t been in my radar lately, and this series appears like any regular fantasy series with magic so I don’t think I’ll ever pick it up.

6.  Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis I know someone is going to comment, “Omggg that was my childhood how could you ??” But even child me was like, “nah” and I’ve seen the movie (the first one) maybe twice and I’ve never liked it. I wouldn’t read this series for a box of Turkish Delights, either. I certainly wouldn’t sell out my family for it either.

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7. Any book by Sarah Dessen Chill out, I’ve read a book, it was Lock and Key. However, there was recently a lot of buzz about Once an For All. Honestly, I’m convinced that she takes the same old allocishet females and recycles the plot every time. Don’t @ me if it’s true.

8. The King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard I read the first two books. Red Queen was fantastic, Glass Sword was a let down. Therefore I don’t think I’ll pick up the rest of this series (yes, series.) I don’t want to say bookstagram ruined this series for me, but bookstagram ruined this series for me. However, I follow Victoria on Twitter and wow I love her shady tweets.

9. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer YOU KNOW THIS WAS COMING!! I’ve discovered there are two people on the spectrum: “Twilight was my entire teen years, don’t @ me” and “Twilight sucks so much never gonna read” and I’m the latter, sorry. And I never watched the movies either.

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10. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige I love retellings. I think Wicked is awesome (even if I don’t actually listen to the soundtrack.) But Dorothy Must Die? I’ve never wanted a Wizard of Oz retelling, and I don’t think I’ll ever bring myself to read it anytime soon.

11. Lord of the Rings by J.R. Tolkien I read The Hobbit for school last year. It wasn’t fun at all. I doubt I want to put myself through that several more times with the LotR series (and that doesn’t count the companion novels!) Also, I haven’t seen the movies either.

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12. Any book by Jennifer L. Armentrout I can’t really explain this one. I don’t see anything interesting in her contemporaries, and the sci-fi Lux series doesn’t strike my interest much, either.

13. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones I was asked to receive this book for promotion, and I said no. I really just don’t find the concept intriguing. I like musical-based books (I love This Savage Song!) but I don’t know. . .I like hyped books but when you aren’t interested in the book, the hype can seem like the most annoying thing in the world.

14. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin Look, THESE BOOKS ARE BRICKS! My friend is a big fan of the TV series, I already know everything I need to know without the dedication and commitment to both the show + the bricks, I meant book series. I can save myself a heartbreak by skipping the series that kills a favorite character every episode.

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15. The Diviners by Libba Bray OKAY, THE COVERS OF THIS BOOK slay my eyes, but as for the story itself, I don’t think I’ll read it. I love the 1920’s aesthetic but mystery isn’t really my forte. Never saying never, but the size intimidates me and mystery isn’t something I usually pick up.

16. Any classic ever ??? One of my biggest bookish turnoffs is thick, detailed, slow-paced writing. It’s so difficult to concentrate and really immerse yourself in the story. You know what that sounds like? EVERY CLASSIC EVER. I want to be a hipster reader and own cute classic editions, but I’m just super bored by paragraphs about nonsense the 18th century writers are famous for.

OKAY, I think I’ve given everyone a reason to hate me, so I’m going to end this post here while I still have my life. Seriously, no hate (except Carve the Mark, I hope that flops) to these books, we like what we like. How else would I have an average rating of 4.6 on Goodreads if I read what I didn’t think I’d enjoy? Exactly!

I hope you enjoyed this post? Moreover, I hope you all still like me after writing this.

“Life is too short to read a bad book.”

― James Joyce


What are some books (over-hyped or not) that you aren’t really interested in reading? Comment below!

xoxo,

Jill

 

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30 thoughts on “Books I Don’t Ever Plan on Reading

  1. I guess I have no more interest in reading John Green books after “The Fault in Our Stars”… I really don’t know why, but his writing doesn’t call to me. Sorry for anyone who says otherwise, but really they don’t call to me… They are, whatsoever, in my list of ” just in case I get bored…”

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    1. I feel you! John Green writes very similar characters + plots so I get where you’re coming from, but I’m going to read his new novel in October for nostalgia

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    2. I enjoyed TFIOS, however, it was also my first John Green book. Every other one I’ve read I just have not connected to, or really enjoyed that much.
      Which makes me sad because as a person he is amazing.

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  2. Omg I agree with GoT books being bricks😂 I read the first book and I am continuing the series but those suckers are HUGE!🙈 Intimidating as heck but I’m committed. A book I’m not interested in reading is any book by Cassandra Clare. I read City of Bones and I didn’t like it it. Not because of the whole “incest thing” (I know that was fake) but I was bored. The hype ruined the series for me. Eventually I’ll get to it…. maybe. I’m also not interested in continuing the ACOTAR series🙈 The hype is seriously turning me off and it’s getting annoying. I’m starting to hate this series because sooo many people recommend it and tell me to continue it and it’s literally everywhere. I will eventually read it just not soon😂

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  3. Ooh this was really interesting to read!! I’ve read most of Sarah Dessen’s books but it was several years ago and now I completely agree with your thoughts here :)) I also tried to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone but just couldn’t get into it!

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  4. This post was so fun haha! I could see a few books here that I’m not interested in reading as well! And girl, please don’t read twilight, it’s srsly a waste of time 🤣🤣 the movies are okay but I don’t think you will miss out on anything if you choose not to watch them… I read divergent and I liked it, but I don’t feel like reading the next two books in the series (and I’ve already seen the movies…. so) so carve the mark is a no no… I’m not interested in reading the summer I turned pretty either, although I love to all the boys I loved before trilogy…

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  5. Hahaha! I loved this post. But I have a recommendation for you, if you never had read a classic, give Dickens a try. I know is up to you, but give it a try. And Tolkien has a lot of jewels too, you may be losing something 🙂
    But don’t get me wrong, I respect your opinion and some of the books you talked about above I wouldn’t read either.

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    1. I actually read Great Expectations for school!! It was an abridged version and frankly it was slow as well (all classics are, what can I say?)

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  6. omg so don’t hate me but I’ll probably never read the Harry Potter series 🙈😅 if there’s more than like 3 books in a series, I probably won’t make the time to read them haha. there’s such a big fandom already, I just don’t think I’d be able to understand it all.
    But anyways, I loved this post, Jill!! 💓

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  7. I definitely agree with most of the books you put on this list (except for Laini Taylor … that broke my heart a little bit) 😂 I’ve read the whole Twilight series and can say with 100% certainty that it’s Not Worth It. For that reason I also have no interest in Vampire Academy. Also I agree about Narnia, I read the first two books and they are soooo slow. The movies are okay, I guess. 😅 Awesome post!! ❤️

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  8. I agree with pretty much all of these!! (Esp twilight and VA!) the only one on your list I read and liked was strange the dreamer, but hey I don’t blame you for not wanting to pick up one of her books-it does take a couple hundred pages for something to happen (I almost DNFed strange bc of it)

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  9. Haha, I see we’re destined to disagree on Lord of the Rings! They’re some of my all-time favorite books, and I’m personally a huge fan of archaic, flowery writing. 🙂 I agree with you on Wintersong, though! I read it in March, and I had to drag myself through every chapter. I could NOT stand Liesl. And I DNFd Game of Thrones, so I definitely see your point there XD Haha, I see great minds think alike! Recently, I also did a post about books I don’t plan on reading.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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  10. I love this post! I absolutely loved the Chronicles of Narnia but can definitely understand your lack of interest, I never managed to finish them. I think I would never read Sarah J Mass (I know a controversial one) but it never interested me and then I did read ACOTR and was so disappointed. Love your Blog!

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