Top 5 Wednesday: Books I will never read. Ever.

This subject I feel could cause some ‘BUT BUT BUT’s. I’m excited :”D

Top 5 Wed was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and here is the list of full poster if you’d like to participate!

5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

4. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

And before you start, no, I have nothing against Sarah J Maas. I’m sure those books I’ve listed are good (since a lot of people seem to like them). The reasons I’ve chosen these books is pretty much similar for all of them. Each one has either gotten a huge, huge rush or readers who absolutely love it and gush about it like it’s the second coming or they have gotten ripped apart by reviewers I find myself having similar tastes with (or what’s worse, sometimes it’s both – Falling Kingdoms for example. Gets a lot of love to the point where I feel like it wouldn’t meet my now super high expectations, and it was also ripped apart by Michael from Bitten by a Radioactive Book (whose reviews are awesome, btw. Check him out))

So essentially, if it gets too much of a rush, I feel disenchanted and feel like it could never meet my expectations. So I’d rather read a book I haven’t had as much of a set up about.

Or if it gets a really bad review from a reviewer I find similar to myself, it puts me off as well (though this one has a smaller effect than the first reason, honestly).

Occasionally I’ll read a super hyped book and find it decent, which is always nice. And if I do that, I tend to wait until ‘the fad’ of it has passed enough for me to forget what I’ve been set up to feel about it. (Though I will be more likely to read a really popular book if a friend recommends it or reviewer with similar tastes really likes it)

I’m not trying to be a book snob, I promise. xD Do you do similar things, or do you find the large hype for a book makes you love it more? I’d love to discuss! 😀

8 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Books I will never read. Ever.

  1. Interesting choices! I’ve read three of them and started the other two (Throne of Glass is a personal fave)… I totally get your point about the hype being off-putting, but I’m nearly always late to the bandwagon anyway so the hype has died down by the time I get to a book, lol. I’m not bothered by the hype whilst reading it; I form my own opinion untarnished by how popular the book is. However, if I hated a very hyped book (cough *Divergent* cough) then I spend ages afterwards confused and wondering why it is so beloved!


    1. You know, it’s funny you mention Divergent, haha. I actually read and liked the first book, despite the hype… and then I starting following book peoples on the internet and have since been horribly spoiled for the rest of the series. Absolutely no interest in reading it now.

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