TTT #136 – Books I Don’t Want to Read Anymore

Posted February 20, 2018 by Lillian in Features / 4 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading.” I have SO many books on my TBR that I haven’t gotten a chance to read yet. So many in fact that as I’m going through it for today’s post I realized there were many books I no longer wanted to read. Here are the top ten books I’m no longer interested in reading, in no particular order. As always, covers link to Goodreads/Amazon(aff).


Top Ten Books From My TBR I No Longer Want To Read

Book Cover for "Four: A Divergent Story Collection" by Veronica RothBook Cover for "Safe Haven" by Nicholas SparksBook Cover for "P.S. I Love You" by Cecelia AhernBook Cover for "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. RowlingBook Cover for "Gone" by Michael Grant

Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica RothI really enjoyed the Divergent series by Roth, however Allegiant left a bad taste in my mouth for obvious reasons. I have had Four on my TBR for four years, but I just can’t bring myself to read it. I have no joy for the series anymore and despite owning a copy, I’ll probably never read it now.

Safe Haven by Nicholas SparksI love Nicholas Sparks. He’s one of my auto-buy, one-click authors that whenever he releases a book I buy and read it. Somehow I missed reading Safe Haven when it was released, and now that I’ve seen the movie, I honestly have no desire to read it. Maybe one day, but for now it’s coming off the TBR shelf.

P.S. I Love You by Cecelia AhernI adore this movie and didn’t realize it was a book. When I realized it about four, maybe five years, I bought the hardcopy. It’s been sitting on my shelf, untouched since. One day maybe, but if I’m being honest I’m happy watching Gerard Butler woo his wife from beyond the grave.

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. RowlingI bought this book the second I realized it was JK Rowling who wrote it because the mind the created Harry Potter couldn’t write anything bad…at least that was my thinking. It’s sat on my shelf for YEARS, untouched and will remain that way. The reviews are so bad I have no desire to keep this one on my TBR any longer.

Gone by Michael GrantI LOVE dystopians! Y’all know this, but I honestly have no desire to read this one. Why? Well the blurb reminds me of a series of books I read in elementary school called Countdown by Daniel Parker. Awesome series, what I remember of it anyway. I can’t get past that to bring myself to read Gone. Maybe one day, but not anytime soon so off the TBR shelf it goes.

Book Cover for "Silence" by Natasha PrestonBook Cover for "Labor Day" by Joyce MaynardBook Cover for "Shatter Me" by Tahereh MafiBook Cover for "Partials" by Dan WellsBook Cover for "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner

Silence by Natasha PrestonI originally purchased this book three years ago and it has sat on my TBR shelf since. I’m not a big fan of contemporary YA, and while this one is more than just a contemporary as it deals with abuse, it’s not something I enjoy to read.

Labor Day by Joyce MaynardI originally added this one to my TBR because I wanted to read it before the movie came out…that should tell you how long it’s been on my TBR. I just never found the time to read it. Now I don’t care to watch the movie and there are too many other books vying for attention. One day I might add it back on but for now off the shelf it goes.

Shatter Me by Tahereh MafiY’all I’ve actually tried to read this one once or twice. Is the entire book written in prose? If it is, I’ll never finish it. For now though I have zero desire to read it so it’s off the TBR.

Partials by Dan WellsAnother dystopian I just can’t seem to find the desire to read. I like the premise in the blurb, but I don’t ever remember adding it to my TBR, let alone buying it. Darn my one-click addiction 😉 One day maybe….

The Maze Runner by James DashnerNow this book I’ve left on my TBR because I really would like to read it, but at the same time I have zero desire to start another new series until I finish a few that I’ve already started. So off the TBR but only temporarily!

Your turn! What books do you no longer want to read? Any on my list that I should keep on my TBR? Share below


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4 responses to “TTT #136 – Books I Don’t Want to Read Anymore

  1. I watched Safe Haven one day on Netflix. I was just browsing and thought I’d like it. I cannot recall one thing that happened in the movie or what the plot was, so I’d pass on the book too.

  2. Yeah, I am seeing lot of dislike for any Divergent books! I still need to read Four myself. I plan to at some point as well! I know I read one of the stories already but that was eons ago, so I might just re-read whatever one that was! Shatter Me can be hard to read, I surprised myself by actually enjoying it too!

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