Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists.
This week’s topic is “top ten books I’m never going to read.” This was a pretty difficult topic, since I tend to be open-minded when it comes to reading, but here are ten that probably won’t make it onto my to-read list.
1. Fifty Shades of Grey series
Technically, I did try reading the first book… but I didn’t make it very far. Erotica isn’t my cup of tea, and the relationship was (in my opinion) more abusive than anything.
2. Pretty Little Liars series
The fact that there are a million books is daunting in and of itself, but considering I was able to stop watching the tv show after 2 seasons and limited answers, I think I can survive without reading this series.
3. & 4. The Bane Chronicles & Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
I read one of the stories in The Bane Chronicles a little while back, and found it to be inconsequential filler; it didn’t really add anything to the series, and the writing was awkward. Since I did enjoy The Infernal Devices series and the first three Mortal Instruments books, I think that I’ll skip these ones – that way, I can say I ended the series on a fairly good note (as long as I pretend that books 4+5 never happened).
5. ALL the other Shadowhunter series
Two was enough. City of Fallen Angels and City of Lost Souls were incredibly painful for me to get through, so I think it’s time for me to move on from the Shadowhunter world.
6. The One and The Heir
The Selection wasn’t anything special, and I didn’t really have strong feelings either way on it. The Elite, though, was an absolute mess: I disliked pretty much every character, and the love triangle was suffocating. If I’m ever feeling masochistic, I may give the rest of the books a read… but that isn’t looking too likely.
7. Anything by Lauren Kate
I didn’t enjoy the Fallen series, and after giving Teardrop a try, I found that her writing just isn’t for me. It’s too much relationship drama, not enough actual plot that the synopsis hints at.
8. Anything by James Frey
There’s been so much drama surrounding him/his works, making them appeal to me much less (if at all).
9. Hush Hush series
Angel books and I tend not to get along, unless they’re of the Angelfall variety. I’ve heard less than stellar things about this series, most of which mentioned an unhealthy relationship, so I feel like reading these books wouldn’t be the best use of my time.
10. The Jewel
I feel really bad about this one, since the cover is absolutely beautiful… but I’ve heard it described as Eve meets The Selection, which isn’t exactly a favourable comparison in my mind.