Hi everyone! Today, I’m excited to share my first tag of 2020. I’m usually not the biggest fan of tags hence this being the first one I do this year and we are already in November, but when I saw this tag I thought it would be cool to talk about books that I’m NOT going to read for a change.
Without further ado, here are the books I’m not interested in reading:
a popular book everyone loves but you have no interest in reading?
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
This book ahs been popular for a long time now and I have never thought about reading it. So many of my friends on Goodreads gave this book 4 or 5 stars and not even that has made me consider reading this. It just doesn’t sound interesting to me at all.
a classic book/author you don’t have an interest in reading?
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
I have a few answers for this question, but Moby Dick is the book that I feel most certain that I will never read. The tale of a white man and a whale is not something that I’m interested in.
an author whose books you have no interest in reading?
I read the Twilight series back in high school, about 10 years ago, and I thought it was ok, I even read The Host and enjoyed it. But I have no inclination to pick up any of her newer books, especially since she doesn’t seem to have any original or new ideas for books and it’s just releasing different versions of Twilight and hurting indigenous communities in the process.
a problematic author whose books you have no interest in reading?
I have a few, but the first one that comes to mind is Scott Lynch. I dnfed The Lies of Locke Lamora about 6 years ago while I was halfway through it because I was bored, but a couple years ago I started to hear everyone talk about how amazing the series was again and I was tempted to pick it up and give it another chance. But then this year, it came out that he manipulated and mistreated female authors and I inmidiately took his books out of my tbr.
an author you have read a couple books from and decided their books are not for you?
It’s not so much that I decided that her books are not for me (because I have really enjoyed a lot of her books), but I decided this year that I’m done with Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters world. I read The Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices Trilogy, The Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy, and 2 books in The Dark Artifices trilogy. I may read Queen of Air and Darkness to finish that trilogy, but after that I’m done with that world, I’m not interested anymore so I won’t pick up any of the newer books.
a genre you have no interest in OR genre you tried and couldn’t get into?
I’m honestly open to try any genre, but Dark Romance is a subgenre that I don’t enjoy and I’m not interested in reading. I find some of the taboo topics that are addressed in this subgenre to be a bit disturbing and they make me uncomfortable.
a book you bought but will never read OR a library book you borrowed but returned unread?
Tres Tristes Tigres by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
I could choose a few different books for this answer because there was a time when I felt bad for reading so many books by english-language authors and I felt pressuared to read more well-known authors from Latin American countries, so during that time I got a bunch of books that I don’t think I’ll ever read. I think the book I’m less likely to read from that group is Tres Tristes Tigres by Guillermo Cabrera Infante.
a series you have no interest in reading OR a series you started but have dnf’d?
The Reign of the Fallen duology by Sarah Glenn Marsh
I had the first book, Reign of the Fallen, on my tbr for years and, at the beginning of 2020 I finally read it and I was extremely disappointed. The sapphic romance, which was one of the things that I was looking forward to, was the biggest problem of the book. I hated that relatinship and you can learn why by reading my review. I definitely won’t read book 2.
a new release you have no interest in reading?
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
A 2020 release that I have no interest in reading is The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Usually prequels are not my thing, so I wasn’t interested to begin with, but when it was announced that the main character was Snow, I lost any curiosity that I may have had about it. Also, the terrible reviews didn’t help.