Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the first Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, which is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  The rules are exactly the same as they were before - this week's topic is Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading.


Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver - I don't know, the whole dystopian world without love premise just doesn't sound that appealing anymore.


The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass - I'm not even 100% sure why this was on my tbr to begin with since I've never been a fan of The Bachelor.


Nevermore (Nevermore #1) by Kelly Creagh - I like the sound of the Edgar Allan Poe element, but I'm getting Hush, Hush vibes from summary, and I don't think I want to do that again.


Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman - I liked book one well enough, but a sequel just doesn't seem all that necessary.


Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman - This sounds like She's the Man which was pretty funny, but I just look at the cover and feel annoyed by that finger mustache... is that just me?


Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins - After There's Someone Inside Your House, I don't think I'm interested in coming back for her contemporary romance.


The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold - The Lovely Bones is one of my favorites, but I have to admit that I'm pretty disheartened by all of the poor reviews I've seen for this novel.


The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion - A few of my close friends have tried this and let's just say their feedback has turned me off of this.


Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga #2) by Orson Scott Card - I've always liked Ender's Game, but I anymore I'm just not interested in continuing on with the series.


Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi - This used to be pretty high on my tbr, but it just isn't anymore unfortunately - no particular reason.

Have you read any of these?  Do you recommend any of these that I should read?  Thanks as always for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

42 comments:

  1. I've heard REALLY good things about The Rosie Project, but for some reason it doesn't seem like my kind of read. Still plan on finishing the 'Selection' series (someday :D) and I would like to read Where She Went. Like you, I'm not sure a sequel was necessary, but I'm curious.

    Happy Top Ten Tuesday, Lauren!!

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  2. OK. I think you will be sad if you miss the Rosie Project. Listen to it on audiobooks. It is so funny. (And different than you think.)

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  3. I don't think you're missing much with The Selection series. I don't think it's up to much! Fab list. :-)

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  4. I loved The Rosie Project and Anna and the French Kiss, but although I liked The Selection I didn't have the energy to carry on with the series (and I wished I hadn't carried on with Where She Went, because If I Stay works so much better as a standalone!)

    You can find my Top Ten Tuesday here.

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    1. I agree about Where She Went. The book was fine, but If I Stay is a stronger book without it.

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  5. I've heard good things about Stephanie Perkins but I wasn't wowed with Someone In Your House. And The Rosie Project I wanted to read at one time, it sounded cute, but I don't know, it just isn't a priority.

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    1. Same here - we'll see what happens, I guess.

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  6. I've finished several of these like Anna, Where She Went, The Selection, Delerium and enjoyed them but I can also see they are not everyones cup of tea. Under the never sky made my list! My Top Ten

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    1. I've heard good things about some of them, but I don't think they're my style... oh, well.

      Thanks for sharing!

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  7. The Selection and Delirium are on my list but I've not yet tried them. I wonder if I'd like them or if it's just too much of similar YA books in that genre.

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  8. I've read the entire Delirium series only the first book was good, The Selection can barely call itself a Distopian. I read that whole series too, and dear baby jesus it was boring. And I hate all the characters. I read If I Stay, and I didn't really undedrstand why it had a sequel. I didn't think it needed one either. I haven't heard of the onther books on your list, other than AatFK but I never had interest in reading that one. Even less after hearing that it involves cheating.
    My TTT: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. Hmm, I'm definitely skipping them, I think!

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  9. The Almost Moon was AWFUL. Don't read it, it was so depressing. I actually read Speaker for the Dead and the next one in the series, but then I stopped. There are at least 4 books and by that time it was getting old.

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  10. Nice list! Nevermore does sound interesting. I might have to check it out someday. I agree. The cover of Babe in Boyland is weird. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  11. Under the NEver Sky was one of my favorite reads back in 2013, in my opinion, the ending was pretty strong as well.

    I LOVED Delirium when it first came out but the sequel got weird.

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  12. For what it's worth, I'm not much of a romance reader and didn't have high hopes for The Rosie Project, but ended up really enjoying it!

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  13. Great list! Where She Went made my list this week, too, I thought If I Stay was fine on its own. I really enjoyed Delirium but I wish Oliver hadn't written more, I hated Pandemonium and Requiem and I thought Delirium was far more powerful on its own.

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  14. I have a funny story. For some reason I thought I had read The Selection and that I hated it. Any time I'd make a mental list of books I hated, it would be on it. I must have gotten it mixed up with another book because one day I wandered to Goodreads and discovered I had in fact not read it. I feel like this is a really strong omen, so I've stayed away.

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    1. I expect it would be...

      Thanks for coming over, Alicia!

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  15. I haven't read any of the books that made your list but some of them have been lingering on my tbr for years. I will probably not be reading The Selection though since it just doesn't appeal to me.

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  16. I haven’t read any of these. But yes, I wanted to read Selection series and Anna and the French Kiss at some point. I am not sure though, when that time will come :P I even have physical copies of the Anna series and I heard really good things about that one.

    My TTT: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/02/ten-books-want-read-beautiful-covers-featuring-black-women/

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  17. Almost every book on this lost I have started and then DNFed, except I did force myself through the Delirium books. The selection, Nevermore, Anna, Under the never sky... all a DNF from me and I don't plan on reading them in the future either!

    -Adri@LittleFox&Reads

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  18. I liked the Delirium series. I was not super happy with the very end, but it was good. I liked the Selection. The first 3 books were stronger than the last 2, but I still really enjoyed the series. Where She Went was better for me than If She Stayed. What can I say? I am a Forman fan. I was not as impressed with Anna as I thought I would be, but it was fun and cute. I have not read the other books, but it could happen. I absolutely adored The Rosie Project. Read both books.

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  19. Wow some of these are such throwbacks! Yeah there was certainly a point where Nevermore, Anna and the French Kiss, and Under the Never Sky were all really high on my own TBR also. I think just new books coming out really pushed them back indefinitely. Honestly, the only one I might still get to is Under the Never Sky because I have it on my kindle and I've been trying to read through more books there.

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    1. I feel you there - I hope you like Under the Never Sky if you get to it.

      Thanks for coming over, Sam. :)

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  20. I agree with you about Where She Went. I thought the first book was good enough. Sometimes you just don’t need a second book.

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  21. Aw darn, I LOVED The Rosie Project! It's definitely a very unique read though. :)

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  22. Gah I read Nevermore and Delirium and honestly, you aren't missing out at all. But Speaker for the Dead! Ah! That's such a good book that's stuck with me since I read it almost a decade ago. Reconsider!
    Regardless, I loved this list. Thanks for sharing it!

    http://bibliotaphbooks.blogspot.com

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    1. Good to know - for both points. Thanks for coming over, Anna!

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  23. Delirium used to be really high on my tbr list but its essentially gone now....I mean someday I might change my mind but at this point I don't think I'd be interested in it.


    As for The Selection, it wasn't that amazing in my opinion. I don't think you'd be missing out on much


    But Nevermore....thats one of my favourite books haha. I of course recommend it, but I'm also a fan of Hush Hush, which you imply you didn't like. I guess if you really hated Hush Hush, I'd recommend staying away from Nevermore, but if you ever decide to give the sort of I guess darker, paranormal YA romances a try, Nevermore is my number 1 recommendation.

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