Happy Friday everyone! I know I’ve been kind of quiet this week; my life got a little interesting and everyone and their mother was asking me for favors. But hopefully, I can get everything done over the weekend, and I’ll be back in full force again next week!
Last night, a friend and I took a “quick” trip to the bookstore
do quick bookstore trips even exist? And as we were just strolling through the shelves, I saw a whole bunch of really hyped books, books I’d been hearing about for months or even years, and there were quite a few that I thought, “I am just never going to read that.”
So without any further ado, here are 5 hyped books that I have no intention of reading.
also please don’t hate me
1- The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
I have heard people rave about this series for years! And I’m sorry, but I will just never read this series. First off, every time I read the synopsis for the first book, there’s nothing that really grabs my attention. On top of that, the series is soooo long. That’s asking for a lot of commitment from me when I’m not even really hooked by the synopsis.
2- The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
So, I’ve read the first two books in this series. I enjoyed the first one, I didn’t think it deserved anywhere near as much love as it seemed to get, but it kept me entertained and reading until the end. But I HATED the second book. I had to force myself through it. Mare went from being a protagonist who I thought was a little whiny but someone I could root for, to someone who I just could not stand. Plus, I thought the writing for the second book was much worse than the first, and the book could have easily been half as long as it was. So, long story short, I have no intention of finishing this series.
3- Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series, and I do think it’s one I could enjoy. But every time I’ve been at the bookstore or in a library and held this book in my hands, something always stops me from bringing it home. In the future, this may change, but as of right now, I’ve just accepted the fact that this one is not on my TBR radar.
4- Warcross by Marie Lu
So, out of all her books, I’ve only read The Young Elites, but I really didn’t enjoy it. I had a lot of problems with the characters and the choices that were made. I didn’t even bother trying to read the rest of the series. And, while Warcross sounds like a book I might actually enjoy, I thought the same thing about The Young Elites, so I doubt I’ll ever read Warcross.
5- John Green’s books
I have nothing against John Green as a person, and I certainly don’t begrudge him for his popularity. But I cannot stand his books! I read Looking for Alaska, and I had to force myself through it. I couldn’t stand any of the characters (particularly Alaska herself), and since his books are so character-driven, there wasn’t really anything else in it for me. I got part-way through The Fault in Our Stars, but I hated Hazel Grace. So after the “big incident,” I just walked away from the book, and had absolutely no desire to pick it back up. I think it just comes down to the fact that his books are so character-driven, and I have yet to read one character of his that I actually connect with. (Although, I’ve heard good things about Turtles All the Way Down, so maybe, MAYBE, I might give his books another go).
Thanks for reading!
Are there any hyped books you have no intention of reading? Do you want to try to convince me to give any of these a chance? Are you mad at me for putting your favorite series/book/author on this list? Let me know in the comments below!