After going through a bit of a slump this week with graduate school, which definitely affected my reading, I’m so thankful to Lauren at Lala’s Book Reviews for tagging me! This is the pick me up I need because honestly, I needed to vent anyways, so why not vent about the books that I keep saying that I will eventually get to but won’t.
A really hyped book you’re not interested in reading:
I do not plan on reading The Song of Achilles. I tried to read Circe. I made it through 250 pages of that mammoth, and I literally just wanted to claw my eyes out from boredom. I absolutely love greek mythology (The Odyssey is one of my all time favorite myths), but I felt that Circe was turned into the whiny character that I loathed. Since most people have raved that The Song of Achilles is along the same tune, that is a hard pass for me.
Series you won’t be starting/finishing:
Ok, so I have two for this one.
The first one that immediately comes to mind is Throne of Glass and the rest of the books that follow that series. I know everyone is always screaming about how amazing ToG is but honestly, I don’t feel like committing the time to go back and read the entire series. I feel like I’ve already missed out on it’s prime, and if I read it now and dislike it…well then I’m just the as*hole for not seeing it’s greatness. Therefore, it’s just safe for me to take that one as a pass.
The second one is a series that I started, and I have no intention of going back to. I read The Red Queen, and honestly, I really enjoyed Mare’s story and the brewing rebellion. I tried The Glass Sword and DNF’d at the 50% mark. I just couldn’t do it anymore. Maybe the storyline gets better, but I just don’t feel like investing the time to see if it does.
A classic that you’re not interested in:
I know this going to sound terrible, but I am not a Jane Austen fan. I’ve tried to read Pride and Prejudice I don’t know how many times, and I am never able to get more than a few chapters in. I don’t know if it’s the language or the writing style but I really can’t bring myself to fall in love with the characters the way that most people do in order to continue reading.
A genre you never read:
I have a really hard time getting into non-fiction. I am incredibly picky with it. I have read probably less than five non-fiction books in my life, and the ones that I have read have all been by Richard Preston. I don’t get into biographies and memoirs. I always say that I will, but I haven’t found a person that I am so fascinated by that I want to read their life story (I also say this as a I have a copy of Becoming by Michelle Obama staring at me on my shelf since it was released).
A book on your shelf that you will probably never read:
I have books on my shelves that I have had for over a decade and still haven’t read. Anna Karenina is one of the first ones to come to mind. It has a gorgeous cover, but I haven’t brought myself to read that gargantuan of a book.
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