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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Lost Interest In

Hey bookworms! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post curated by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, you list ten answers for the given topic. And this week’s topic is to list books you’ve lost interest in. Unfortunately, there are quite a few of those on my shelves.

1. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

I’ve talked about this a lot on here, probably because I’m salty that I have to get rid of a brand new hardback book. But I don’t remember the majority of Hollow City, and this series doesn’t have enough of my interest to make me re-read it. Alas, I will never experience Library of Souls.

2. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

I own this, and I’ll probably still read it for the sake of reviewing it. After everything I’ve heard about Eleanor and Park, I don’t think it’ll be my jam. It just sounds so…bland.

3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

This was a Bookcon impulse buy. Who can resist 6 dollar books, after all? Every time I go to pick this up, I’m just like “nah, maybe tomorrow.” I think it might be time to unhaul it.

4. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This is another one I’ll probably read for the rant review. I love rant reviews. This book was really hyped a few years ago, but there seems to be really awful mental illness rep in it. I mean, you can gather that just from sweeping the synopsis. So I’m curious to experience that firsthand, but my interest in the actual story is null.

5. Four by Veronica Roth

A part of me wanted to pick this up, simply to own the entire Divergent series. Then I realized that Four is one of my least favorite characters from those books, and I have zero desire to hear his perspective of anything.

6. The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

The Black Prism is a book I picked up after hearing about the awesome, light-based magic system in it. I read a few chapters, and I wasn’t incredibly impressed. The book was actually kind of boring. Add in reviews I’ve watched, stating that these books are mildly sexist, and I just have no interest in trying again. Not sorry.

7. Violent Ends by multiple authors

I’m still on the fence here, but my interest in Violent Ends has definitely decreased. When I discovered there was a YA novel following a school shooting, I was excited by the importance of such a story (and the likelihood that this would be an intense and emotional read). But I haven’t heard great reviews of this, and I’m iffy in regards to the multiple authors telling one story structure of it. I’ll probably still pick it up, but like I said: decreased interest.

8. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Ugh. I read this a few years ago, couldn’t get through the first few chapters, and chucked the book in the trash. I adored the films, though, and I was debating giving this series another go. Then I heard about the harassment allegations. Forget these books, man.

9. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I gave I’ll Give You the Sun a go when it first came out. The writing style didn’t captivate me, and the main character was kind of annoying. I have since lost all interest in giving this novel another shot.

10. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

This is one of those classic YA series I missed out on while I wasn’t reading a whole lot of YA. I found a discounted copy of Uglies a year or two ago, and I figured I’d give it a try. Everyone and their mother has read it.

Well, that was two years ago and it’s still sitting untouched. I’m rethinking whether I actually care enough to dive into this world.

Those are all the books I’ve lost interest in reading! What are some books you’ve let fall to the wayside? Let me know in the comments below!

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Lost Interest In”

  1. One recent one for me is Shatter Me series. I pushed myself go through the first, the most annoying lead character, Juliet!!! And I just returned all the rest of the books . this is mine 🙂

    1. Yes! I haven’t totally given up on reading those just yet, but I’ve heard disappointing things about them.

  2. We deff have similar tastes. I tried reading Me and Earl and the Dying Girl , All the Bright Places, I’ll Give You the Sun, and The Maze Runner. I couldn’t even finish them. I read Uglies and attempted to read the second book but I just wasn’t into it. I feel like my dystopian phase is over.

    1. We certainly do! For me, I think it has a lot to do with the writing style. A lot of YA books, especially older ones, have this simplistic, short and sweet writing that just doesn’t work for me.

      I wish there were still good dystopias coming out, but yeah, maybe the dream’s dead. 😂

  3. Finally, somebody else who just can’t do All The Bright Places either! I tried so, so much to enjoy it, and to get what all the raving was about, but I just couldn’t get into it. Plus, the main characters annoyed me so much, and I just found them quite bland and unlikeable. I’m really interested to read your rant review on it, if you decide to read it! And I really enjoyed this list – thank-you so much for sharing it 🙂

    1. I tried a chapter, and I agree! The writing and characters seemed so blah to me. And I get the feeling the story totally overlooks the reality of depression. I’ll probably try to do the rant review! 😂

      Thanks! I’m happy you liked reading it!

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