Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Decided I’m Just Not Interested In Reading

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is: Books I’ve Decided I’m Just Not Interested In Reading
I really didn't know what direction to go with this one because I can't really think of books I don't want to read off of the top of my head--I normally think it when I see the book itself. At first, I thought that perhaps I'd look through my Goodreads TBR and see if there are any books that I'm not longer interested, but, well, that just started to get dangerous because instead I re-remembered all the books that I want to read.
In the end, I decided to just go with a mash of books that 1) I didn't finish and have no desire to, 2) series I started that I do no want to finish, and 3) books I just plain don't want to read. So without further ado, here are books I just don't want to read!

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)I Am the MessengerMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)The Martian

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
I started reading this book, made it ~20 pages in, and then just completely lost interest. It wasn't very gripping and the story itself didn't seem to be what I expected, so... I'll just pass at this point.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
My dislike of The Book Thief (yes, very unpopular opinion, I know) has led me to no longer have any interest in reading Zusak's other book, I Am the Messenger. I'm not saying I'll never read it, but it would definitely take a lot of convincing for me to do so.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (the series)
This is  moreso that I have no interest in reading the rest of this series. It was a chore to get through this book an I have no more desire to finish the series. Such a fantastic concept, such poor execution.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

The Martian/Artemis by Andy Weird
Honestly, the concept of both of these books appeal to me, but I've just lost any interest in reading them. I thought about picking up The Martian a few times, but every time I think about it the more and more I just feel very 'meh' about the whole thing. And based on reviews I've seen for Artemis, I have absolutely zero interest.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of EgyptPlayer Piano

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (the series)
I didn't finish the first book and now any motivation I had for reading this book and the rest of the series is just... gone. It was very disappointing.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Chronicle of a Last Summer by Yasmine El Nashidi
I tried it. I was excited for it. It was so dry and I will not pick it up again.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
I've tried at least three books of Vonnegut's and I just can't get into them, thus I no longer have a desire to read this book either (or any other by him, to be honest). I get they are satirical and whatnot, but eh. Not my thing, I guess. 
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Warcross (Warcross, #1)Mask of Shadows (Mask of Shadows #1)Turtles All the Way Down

Warcross by Marie Lu
I was never overly excited for this one, but I thought it might be an interesting concept. Then I saw reviews and it just didn't seem like something I'd want to read, and now I no longer have the desire. Poof. Talk about the power of reviews, right?
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
This is another one where reviews turned me off of it. I generally like to read things for myself despite bad reviews, but the things people pointed out as not being good in this one would really annoy me, so we'll see. For now, I'm not interested. I don't even really remember anything about it, either, just that I was excited.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
I didn't really ever want to read this book, but people talked about how different it was from his other books so I briefly thought maybe... but then I remembered how much I am not a fan of John Green and my interest waned. 
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going NowhereThe Goblins of Bellwater

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Just no interest. I'm not a huge 80's nostalgia person, anyway.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere by Pico Iyer
This was  on my Goodreads TBR and I don't even remember it and I have no interest in it, so... it fits here?
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle
I had really high hopes for this book being Goblin Market-inspired... and then I discovered that it's very contemporary and doesn't focus much on the dark aspect and my interest was slowly crushed Where are my dark goblin king/market stories (Yes, I love Wintersong)!?
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Have you read any of these? What books are you no longer interested in reading?

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  1. I also didn't like The Book Thief (actually didn't even finish it) and I'm not a fan of John Green, either - so you're not the only one! The Martian actually was really good, but I've been putting off reading Artemis. I am very much looking forward to Ready Player One, though!

  2. I really enjoyed The Martian and Warcross, but I haven't read most of the others on your list. Turtles wasn't bad but I didn't like it as much as I've enjoyed some of Green's other books. I'm quitting Miss Peregrine's series too. Just wasn't into the first book enough to continue.

  3. Sleeping Giants was very disappointing for me, I finished it but had no desire to continue the series. The MArtian- I liked the movie but after seeing it I didn't feel like I needed to read the book, you know? Warcross I thought was good. Not amazing but decent. And I felt the same way about Ready Player One- it was okay but not the greatest thing ever.

  4. I impulse bought Turtles All The Way Down but I'm not sure I'm going to get to it anytime soon... I did get a few books into Falling Kingdoms but I did end up setting the series aside for now as can be seen on my Top Ten Tuesday

    ~ Elena@The Novelistics

  5. I didn't like the peculiar children book though I might look at the film. I eventually intend to read and watch The Martian but who knows when that'll happen! I'm not sure about Ready Player One but I will watch the film.

  6. I'm not all that interested in the Peculiar Children books. I did enjoy The Martian and plan to read Artemis, but like you, my interest is waning after reading some reviews. I thought I would read Ready Player One before seeing the movie, but honestly don't know if I'll get around to it, and I'm OK with that.

    You can see my list of books I've lost interest in reading link here.