Hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. About once a year, I cull through my Goodreads TBR list and clear out the books that I lose interest in.
Series That I’ve Just Become Indifferent To Ever Finishing
This is partially because I kind of disliked the second book in the series, but also because I just don’t think these type of books do it for me anymore.
While I didn’t hate the first book in the series, I was left with overwhelming boredom when I was reading it. At that time, one of the two sequels (I don’t remember which one) was not available on e-book from my library (which is how I read the first one) and I would have had to buy it. And I just didn’t like the first book enough to truly consider that.
So, as I’m scheduling this post, I’ve not actually pulled this book from my Goodreads TBR. However, it’s been over a year and a half since I read the previous book in this series and, honestly, if I ever do read this book, I think it will be more a compulsion to actually finish the series than a true desire to. (Like, I’ve already made it this far.)
Couldn’t I Have Figured Out I Lost Interest Before I Bought It? Books
Seriously, I bought this book and kept it sitting on my shelf for so long, I don’t even know why I wanted to read it. I think I made four pages before I discovered it read like D&D from the late eighties (gee, I wonder why) and while that’s perfectly fine, that part of my life is thankfully over. That being said, if I could just figure out why I wanted to read it, I’ve still got it floating around somewhere. (I think it had something to do with diversity or feminism…?)
While this could almost fit into the previous category, I was interested in the book when I bought it – even if I was unhappy with the way the series was turning into a romance-heavy soap opera instead of the sweet, slowly building friendship that I would have been okay with turning into romance that was in the first book. Instead, trying to get myself interested in reading it after it had been on my shelf for several month, I flipped through the book and wound up coming across the ‘totally hot love interest’ calling the main character a whore and a slut. If you’d like to read my whole rant, here you go, but suffice to say, I dropped the book so fast.
So, I did make about five pages of this, though I was loosing interest before I ever started it. Really, the writing killed the slight chance it still had before I started it. (Besides, I think I was a little confused as to what it was, because it wasn’t what I expected.)
Book’s I’m In The Process Of Losing Interest In
While there are many things to recommend this book (okay, mostly the casual feminism that I’ve heard is everywhere in this book) – I also know that it is a straight-up sci-fi and I don’t read much sci-fi that doesn’t put a twist on the genre of some kind.
This is kind of a case of the book not being what I expected. (Whether that’s my fault for not doing proper research, or what, I don’t know.) And I have tried a couple times to get involved but, honestly, this is … not what I was expecting. (Let’s just say there’s more sex than I expected. And leave it at that.)
I bought this on impulse to fill out a BookOutlet order and…well, I wish I’d looked a little closer at the writing style first because, for as awesome as the story sounds, that writing style is just clunky to me.
So, what books have you decided that, maybe, you don’t want to read? Also, have you read any of these? (Because I’d love to hear your thoughts!)