Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish combining two of my favorite things: books and lists! This week we’re talking about books we’ll probably never read.
Now, there are a number of books I’ll probably never get to for various reasons: there might be drama surrounding the author, or, more simply, I just may never find the time. This list, though, is strictly about well-loved books that I don’t have any interest in reading.
1. Outlander. Simply put: this book is just too long. I do like historical romance, or the little of it that I’ve read, but I’m honestly not interested enough to read 900 or so pages of this story. It deals with two time periods that don’t particularly draw me in, either. I might try to television show though.
2. Outpost. While I liked Enclave enough, I had a real problem with the humanization of a serial rapist. When I started book two it looked like the rapist was being set up to be a love interest. Nope nope nope nope nope.
3. The Scorpion Rules. I just discovered the synopsis for this book a few days ago and it sounds so ludicrous. An AI ruler of the world takes hostage the children of national leaders to prevent future warfare. And I guess shit goes down and the AI itself comes to set it straight? Wut.
4. Shatter Me. I just can’t with the writing in this one. I know it speaks to a lot of people, but I’ve read extended quotes and excerpts and this is just not my style in any way.
5. Teardrop. I had serious issues across the board with Lauren Kate’s first series and there is just no way to trust that anything has gotten better with her writing. (Though I did like The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove.)
6. Stormdancer. I had trepidations when this was first released and after reading Nafiza’s essay about the cultural appropriation within these pages, I know I’ll never pick this one up.
7. Eleanor and Park. For many of the same reasons as Stormdancer I will never be picking up E&P either. For more information, here’s a shortish post from Ellen Oh. On top of this, I simply wasn’t a fan of Fangirl either.
8. Allegiant. My interest in this series was already on the wane when I was spoiled for the ending before the final book was even released. Now that I know how it ends, and the ridiculous pseudo-science behind it all, I am not at all interested in reading the last book.
9. The Treatment. While I absolutely LOVE The Program I cannot get into this sequel. It has a very different feel from the first installment in the duology and I’m simply no longer a fan of YA dystopian and I don’t want to ruin the wonderful memory of the first book with negative feelings from the second.
10. Sinner. I know I’m in the minority here, but I actually love Sam and Grace, so when I found out this book was not about them, I was sorta bummed. I tried the first two chapter and I wasn’t interested. I’m fine with pretending this book never happened, to be honest.
Have you read any of these titles? Which books will you never read?