Book I Will Probably Never Read Tag

Hello beautiful people!

So, I’ve decided I’m putting a hold on Top Ten Tuesdays until I get caught up with all these tags! I’m incredibly behind…whoopsie. That’s okay though, since I plan to catch up this month (*knock on door and hope I didn’t just jinx myself*).

Early August 2017, I was tagged by Nikki at The night is dark and full of books. This blog is MOST DEFINITELY in my top ten for books blogs and bloggers. It’s such a catchy name, I love all the icons and headers, the posts are wonderful and well-organized, and Nikki herself is just a beautiful person both inside and out. Please go over to her blog if you haven’t already!

As Nikki has put it, this tag is pretty short. As much as I love talking about books I so desperately want to read, it’s sometimes a lot of fun to talk about ones I really don’t plan on reading…especially to see how others react he-he.

1. A really hyped book that you’re not interested in reading.

Okay, so I read most of The Girl on the Train…and I wasn’t a fan. It was just weird. I like weird, especially Gothic Weird literature. However, Paula Hawkins’ book just rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it was the multiple stories in addition to the really unrelatable mentally unstable characters, maybe it was the fact that it was too freaky when you’re a single lady who’s trying not to see every guy as a villain, or maybe it was the fact that I didn’t find her writing that great. Either way, I’ve been recommended this book a few times now and I don’t plan on reading it. I did for a brief moment after a book club meet and greet, but I changed my mind ha-ha!

2. A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing.

I will NEVER hear the end of this from my friends…and probably some other bloggers. I just have no desire to read this series. I tried reading the first book but slowly lost interest. My issue is that I’m very much a character based reader. If the POV of the book is taken from a character I cannot stand, I refuse to read it (probably why I also disliked The Girl on the Train). It’s just that simple. Some characters in this series are amazing (a.k.a. Arya Stark), but others just make me cringe. There’s so many POV’s that I’m eventually forced to read the POV of a character I cannot stand. So, I’ll stick with the TV series (so behind…).

3. A classic you’re just not interested in.

I love reading Classic Literature, but it was easy to pick out one book that I most definitely won’t read…this one up here. I don’t even know where to begin…I just have absolutely NO desire to read this book. Originally, I thought the story sounded neat. However, a few book reviews and a book club meeting made it pretty clear that this is NOT something I would enjoy. Plain and simple, not going to read it.

4. A genre you never read.

I feel the same as Nikki; I don’t like to use the word never is regards to genres. Even though I have some genres that aren’t really my favourites, that doesn’t mean that I won’t EVER read them. That being said, some genres that I tend to avoid are erotica and romance (ish) and psychological thrillers. Erotica is not my cup of tea, so no point in getting into that discussion. Romance I will read if it’s a shorter novel or if it’s in combination with another theme, such as a Comedy-Romance or Adventure with Romance. Psychological Thrillers is a hit or miss with me. I think because I become so involved in the characters and books, I become really uncomfortable reading about someone with a psychological problem. If it’s not the main character or the POV of the book, then it’s okay. It’s definitely a tricky one.

5. A book on your shelves you’ll probably never read.

The only ones I can think of are the books that have a collection of items, such as a collection of short stories and/or poetry. I will read a few or most from them, but definitely not all. Other than that, I really don’t think there are books on my shelves that I don’t plan to read. I make a fairly decent income, but I don’t buy books that I don’t plan to read. Heck, I still borrow from the library if the series is something I may end up dropping or if I don’t want to buy it based off of the cover (oh yeah, I’m cruel like that). So I guess the answer is none.

I TAG

Jackie @ Too Much of a Book Nerd

Bentley @ BookBastion

Aarika @ Readtolivetowrite

Rose @ Tea with Rose’s Tomes

Melanie @ meltotheany

Yesha @ Books Teacup and Reviews

Thank you all for reading; I hope you enjoyed the post! If you weren’t tagged by me and haven’t been tagged yet, I highly suggest doing the post anyways! It’s a lot of fun and spices things up a bit when it comes to reading!

Happy Reading!

9 thoughts on “Book I Will Probably Never Read Tag

  1. I have the audiobook of Brave New World, and I got through about 90 minutes of it and was very unsettled. I need to revisit it when I am less loaded down. I am with you on Into the Water. I may steal the copy my mom has sitting in her library donation pile, but I wasn’t a fan of Girl on the Train. I kind of hope maybe I will like this one more. (Wishful thinking?)

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    1. Yeah, it’s definitely pretty dark content. I’ve heard marvelous things about it but it’s just not for me haha! My one friend has read both and said they are very different, to which she preferred “Into the Water”. But I’m not going to attempt it haha. I’m behind on books as it is!

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  2. Thank you so much for that nice message in the beginning of your post! It’s great to hear you feel that way about my blog. You totally made my day 🙂
    I’d say you aren’t missing out on anything by not reading Into the Water. I also read and disliked The Girl on the Train (it took me ages to get through and ended up giving it 2 stars) but for some reason decided I wanted to give Paula Hawkins another try. I think I disliked Into the Water even more and it ended up being another 2 star book. The worst part about it was the endless amount of different POV’s (a crazy amount like 11 or something), so that sounds like you wouldn’t like it at all! Also, I have been reading the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series since February of 2016 (not even a joke). I do plan to continue though, because I love the show so much and reading the book is like re-watching the show with bonus scenes. Which is a very strange experience because I’m supposed to like the book better but I only like it because of the show.
    I loved your answers and thanks again for the nice message!

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    1. You’re welcome!!! I seriously love your blog! I will definitely take your word on Into the Water. I feel like I’ll only read ‘meh’ books if an author/publisher asks me to read a book and I discover halfway it’s not my thing, and that’s simply because I hate agreeing to something then taking it back. Other than that, my reading time is precious since my TBR is growing everyday so I find no point in reading books I’m struggling to finish or have a 99% certainty that I won’t enjoy it haha!

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  3. My friends are trying to convice me to see Game of Thrones but naah I have seen one season and really didnt like it and same with the books. I get why its so popular but its just not for me. Nice to read someone who feels the same about the books.

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