Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. This week’s topic is ‘Books We’ve Decided We Are No Longer Interested in Reading’.
I still kind of want to read everything on my TBR just so that I can make it through, buuuutttt it is also time for a major unhaul. So I’m committing to actually genuinely discarding the following from my TBR… SCARY! Going through my list, it’s been nice to see that I do still genuinely want to read most of what is on it!
1. Bronze Bird Tower – Carole Wilkinson
I really loved the Dragonkeeper series when I was a kid, but it has been so long since I’ve read them that I think I will give this one a miss. I also missed a few books in the series since primary school and this book, but am not excited enough to go back for a reread.
2. Raelia – Lynette Noni
I did not enjoy the first book, Arkanae, and I received this sequel as a giveaway. So I should feel no guilt about taking it off the TBR! And I do not! Goodbye book!
3. The Art of Unpacking Your Life – Shireen Jilla
I bought this as an ebook for a book club I never ended up going to, but it has remained on the TBR nonetheless. Au revoir book club guilt!
4. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares – Krystal Sutherland
I had intended to read this book, despite DETESTING her first book. But now I think I will give it up. I kind of wanted to give it a try, but I am letting it go and making my TBR a happier place!
5. The Brain Electric – Malcolm Gay
I love reading science non-fiction, especially about brains, but this book has been on my TBR for so long it is probably out of date already… Not going to feel any guilt!
I kinddddd of want to keep going with the cull, but I will stop for now! I am thinking that forcing myself to rethink what I’m interested in might be a good thing to do now and then though. Maybe a proper cull post at the end of March? (I’m going away for ten days so hoping to make a significant dent in my TBR during that time!)
1. The rest of the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepherd
I used to have this mental belief that I HAD to finish a series – even if I was starting to dislike the series, even if I never liked more than the first book. It was a thing I wanted to do to know how it all turned up. The Pretty Little Liars series is the first series that made me realise this is insane and that I shouldn’t be so strict on finishing series. I think I got up to maybe book 11 or 12 in this series, and to me it should have just been left at its original ending in book 8.
2. Anything new from Kasie West
Whilst there have been some Kasie West books I’ve loved a lot in the past, the last two I’ve read from her have been the biggest disappointments. I think part of this is because my reading tastes have changed a lot in the last 18 months, and YA contemporary has to be really well done for me to love it as much as I once did.
3. The rest of the I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore
I actually really enjoyed at least the first three books in this series. But with every book it seemed like there was a new cover that didn’t match every time, and the series just started to become more and more stupid. I think I made it up to the fourth or fifth books, but I don’t even know how many are now planned in that series. Maybe one day I’ll read up to see what happened, but at this point in time I won’t be continuing with the books.
4. Endless by Kate Brian
This is the third book in the Shadowlands series. I probably would have read this book, but it was never released in a paperback edition. Because I owned the rest of the series in paperback, I did not want to buy the last one in hardcover. And, because hardcovers are more expensive, when it became apparent a paperback was never coming, I couldn’t justify the purchase in hardcover when I didn’t particularly love this series as it was. Now it’s been so many years since I read the second book that I’m more at peace of never knowing how this series ends.
5. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
At the time of this one’s release, I was pretty excited for it. I loved the cover and I love Alice in Wonderland, and as a retelling I thought it would be right up my alley. But then I saw a lot more of negative things about this book than positive, and every time I look at it on my shelves I just feel no excitement for it anymore. The plus side is I never bought the sequels so it’s only one book I bought and not three.
What are you no longer interested in reading?