Anyone who enjoys reading as much as I do undoubtedly has a pile of books on their tbr resembling the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We all know how intimidating that pile can become as time passes and new books are released. Especially if you’re browsing through your Instagram newsfeed seeing all the amazing titles people keep raving about that you have yet to get your hands on. Now, I’m not really someone who tends to shy away from a challenge, and on a typical day I’m normally the person who says “never say never” instead of writing a blog post listing a few books I have no interest reading; but here I am… These are a few titles that I’ll probably never read:
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS SERIES BY STEPHANIE PERKINS
I know that everyone seems to love this series, but I am not one of them. I started the first book a while back and I stopped reading it about a quarter of the way through because I got irritated with the narrator and the characters. I felt like this book was very fluffy and shallow, and had nothing meaningful to offer, so I had no trouble giving up on the entire series just because I feel there are so many books out there that I could rather be reading. I am aware that this series is a major hit with other bookish folk, but it just isn’t something I see myself reading.
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE SERIES BY GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
I recognize that this series is epic and very well received, but I just have no desire reading it. For years people have been saying that the series is the best thing since sliced bread but I could never get into it – and I’ve tried a few times. The books are really intimidating because they are huge, and the TV series just never appealed to me so I doubt I will be reading this anytime soon even though I know it is incredible. I think that if I had read the books before giving the TV series a go, and maybe if I went into it blindly, I would’ve gone ahead and read it but sadly I’m just not keen on committing all that time and energy to catching up.
PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS BY RICK RIORDAN
I’m fully aware that I am missing out on an adventure and that this series is much loved, but as with Game of Thrones, it is just too much for me to take on. Maybe one day if I manage to make a dent in my tbr, I will give this series a read but at the moment I get more than a little overwhelmed when I think about reading all these books. It also doesn’t help that the series has a million books and companion series that are both long and enormous! I’ve heard nothing but good things about the series though so I know they are very good.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD BY JOHN TIFFANY & JACK THORNE
A lot of people seem to think that this book was written by J.K. Rowling, but that’s not true. The Cursed Child is the manuscript of a stage play written by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, BASED on the original Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling. When the book was published a few months ago it was all the hype, and everyone rushed to get their copy hoping that it will satisfy the longing that was left behind after the final installment years ago. Of course, many loved the book, but it seems like even more people hated it and felt disappointed with the story line. Personally, I never made any plan to read this book because a) it wasn’t written by J. K. Rowling, b) I am more than happy with the way the series ended and I want to remember it that way, c) J.K. Rowling did not write it and d) what is Harry Potter without Dumbledore, Snape and Voldemort?? I don’t intend to EVER read this book and I am perfectly happy with this.
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS AND THE INFERNAL DEVICES SERIES BY CASSANDRA CLARE
This is another extremely popular series in the bookish world that I have no desire reading, which is sad because I really want to read the newest book, Lady Midnight. I have a signed copy on my shelf which I started reading months ago and struggled to get into since it is set in the fantasy worlds from the previous two series. Because of this, I went ahead and started the very first book that was written in this fantasy world and didn’t like it one bit. I found the narrator to be annoying and the characters were rather childish; and to be completely honest I wasn’t crazy about the writing either. I do want to read Lady Midnight and I really want to love that book, but I just don’t see myself reading either of the previous series.
CARRY ON BY RAINBOW ROWELL
Lots of people adore Rainbow Rowell and her books. Unfortunately I am not one of those people; but I do recognize that she has a way of drawing people into her stories. I mildly enjoyed Eleanor and Park because it truly was a cute book that kept me entertained for hours; Fangirl… not so much. Carry on is a companion novel for Fangirl that gives the full story of the fanfic written in the main story. I have zero interest in ever picking up this book because I really didn’t like Fangirl, nor did I like the fan fiction. I don’t even remember what it was about because I skipped all of it, but I do know it’s about someone called Simon and another someone called Baz. Both Fangirl and Carry On are quite popular books as far as I know, but I have no desire to read (or re-read) them.
What book are you simply not interested in reading?