A popular book that everyone loves that you have no interest in reading
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – I know this one tends to get good reviews but honestly it just doesn’t speak to me.
A classic book (or author) you don’t have any interest in reading
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Again, it just doesn’t speak to me. I know this book is a lot of people’s favorites, buuuut
An author whose books you have no interest in reading
Rick Riordan – And this is nothing against the guy at all, mind you. I just don’t tend to gravitate towards middle grade and that seems to be what he writes. Should he put out an adult fantasy I’d change my tune.
A problematic author whose books you have no interest in reading
Orson Scott Card – I recently purged my copy of Ender’s Game because of this (and because of general disinterest because I’ve already seen the movie). Buuuut I do have one more book by him… it was a gift from a friend, so I feel like I might at least give it a shot. I’m going to try to separate art from artist but we’ll see how it goes.
An author you have read a couple of books from and have decided their books are not for you
Ernest Cline – I’ve read two books by him now. Ready Player One I gave three stars and Armada I DNF’d. I just don’t dig his storytelling style, nor his characterization of women. I know Ready Player Two is coming out soon and for the people who are pumped, I’m happy for you. Personally I won’t be picking it up.
A genre you have no interest in or a genre you tried to get into but couldn’t
Young adult romance. I’m not knocking it, mind you. I don’t hate it, but the majority of the books I’ve read from it have turned out to be three stars. It’s just ok. I’m not against giving new books in the genre a try, but my expectations are kinda meh. If it’s mixed with something else I tend to like it more, but if it’s just like… contemporary fluff romance between sixteen year olds it doesn’t really do much for me.
A book you have bought but will never read
Life of Pi by Yann Martel – I bought this years ago, but have since purged it from disinterest. I watched the movie and thought it was ok, but it wasn’t striking enough to make me wanna pick up the book too. So technically I don’t own this, but I did buy it at one point.
A series you have no interested in reading or a series you started and have dnf’d
I make a list about this every December and the one for this year is coming out next week or so, so sneak peak.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I read the first one. It was ok. I gave it 2.75 stars. I can’t say I’m super thrilled to continue, and I’ve gotten multiple opinions now that it just gets worse, soooo.
A new release you have no interest in reading
So a lame answer for this one: I can’t think of one. I mean sure I could go grab a random book I’ve never heard of and go ‘not this’ but it feels arbitrary. I can’t think of one where I heard it came out and immediately went ‘NOPE’. So… no answer. I feel like just randomly going on an ‘anticipated list’ and grabbing a book isn’t fair.
And that’s it! I tag Zezee @Zezeewithbooks. Peer pressure, do it.
Also if you wanna do this tag, I also tag you, officially. You’re tagged!