TTT- Books I Am No Longer Interested In Reading

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This week’s topic is about books we are no longer interested in reading. My reading preferences have changed a lot over the years, and there are many books that I used to want to read that I am not intrigued by today.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

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I think I missed the boat on this series! It was all the rage a few years ago but it seems as though the love for this series has died down. No one seems to talk about it anymore! I think it might be one of those series that was great at the time, but YA has come a long way since then and Uglies just didn’t hold up!

Beautiful Creatures

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I have seen mixed reviews for this series so I never picked it up but I was still intrigued! I tried to watch the movie but could not sit through it, but there is still something about Beautiful Creatures that appealed to me for a long time. The fact that I still have not read it makes me realize that I obviously do not want to read it that badly!

True Blood Series by Charlaine Harris

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I used to be a huge fan of True Blood the TV show when it first came out! When I heard it was a book series, of course I wanted to read it! I was in university at the time so reading for pleasure was more difficult and never got around to it. Eventually, my love for the show died and with it so did my desire to want to read the books!

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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The 5th Wave is another example of a hyped book that I was interested in but never actually read. I heard so many good things about it when it first came out. Now that the sequels have been released, I have heard that the series really goes downhill! I do not want to get invested in a series that will leave me disappointed.

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

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The Luxe was released during that phase where every YA book had a picture of a girl in a pretty dress on the cover. Of all of the books with pretty dresses, this is the dress that I thought was the most beautiful. I remember there being a lot of buzz for it but no one seems to talk about it anymore, and thankfully, the pretty dresses on the cover fad has died!

Panic by Lauren Oliver

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There is just something about Lauren Oliver’s writing that I do not connect with. I read Before I Fall last year and really disliked it, even though it is so well loved! I have just come to realize that her writing style is not for me, so I am not interested in any of her books anymore.

Wicked by Gregory MacGuire

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I love the Wicked Witch of the West so I of course thought that I would love Wicked! This is a book that I have tried to read many times but I never get very far. I have decided to just stop trying and I will stick to watching the play!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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Unfortunately, the ending of this book has been spoiled for me! I always hear people talking about how shocking the ending was, and now that I know what happens, I do not see the point of reading it! I have also heard a lot of mixed things about it. I would still like to try another one of her novels at some point.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

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Jennifer E. Smith’s books were everywhere on booktube a few years ago! I always thought the stories sounded sweet and the covers were adorable. I really do not have a reason as to why I am no longer interested in her books, I just think that there has been so many wonderful YA contemporary novels released since then that her books are not a priority.

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

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DON’T HATE ME!! I read the first three books in The Mortal Instruments and I really wanted to enjoy them and to be part of the fandom but I just could not get in to them! Once she starting come out with more and more books set in this world I just came to realize that I could not keep up, was no longer interested, and I shouldn’t force myself to read something just because everyone else has read it!

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I would love to hear your opinions on any/all of these books? Are they still worth reading? I can’t wait to read your thoughts!

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69 thoughts on “TTT- Books I Am No Longer Interested In Reading

  1. I was the opposite about Beautiful Creatures. I wasn’t too interested but I ended up picking it up to see what the hype was about and I ended up reading the whole series. Loved it! Wicked is good but it is a slow read.

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  2. I think the first seasons of True Blood were amazing, but then the Lilith plot was so bad I lost interest in it and never even watched the last season I so couldn’t be bothered. I must have read the first 5 books or so too, and then again lost interest. They were great at the time, though.

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  3. I went through the same with True Blood, and I started asking around how good the books were, and people kept telling me they were great, but very different from the show, so I never really got around to read them and now I lost all interest in them!

    I am really sorry you got We Were Liars spoiled because it was such a great read! But I guess it might come accross a bit boring if you already know “the mistery” around it.

    Anyways, always great to stop by here ^^

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  4. I agree about Cassandra Claire, though I have not cracked open any of her books yet, I just don’t think they would be something I’d enjoy. I want to read them because everyone else loves them, but I also know my taste and she just doesn’t fit into those interests, you know?

    I also agree about Wicked. I’ve had it on my shelf for years and haven’t gotten much further than a few chapters..

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  5. I agree with you about the Charlaine Harris’ books… I loved true blood in the beginning and I have read the first few books but it got to a point where I just didn’t care to keep up with them… It’s the same with Cassandra Clare, I did manage to finish The Mortal Instruments but now we get this vibe that you need to read all (The Infernal Devices, The Shadowhunter Academy,) to enjoy the new ones and I just don’t want to… I’m bad because I know that this is a beloved series and all but I just don’t care to read it.

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  6. I have three books from your list: TMI, We were Liars, and The 5th Wave that I’m still iffy on. I heard a lot of rave when I first started blogging but that was 2 years ago.. and I still haven’t read yet. I did like her Infernal Devices though, have you read?

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  7. I almost put the 5th Wave on my list too. I’m just like– DO I really still want to read that????? Maybe I’ll just see the movie and see if that sparks my interest. Also, I was not that big a fan of WE WERE LIARS as I was the rest of E. Lockhart books. Maybe I’ve just had that trick ending pulled on me one too many times. I totally recommend all the books she put out before that one though bc they are AMAZING and don’t rely on a big twist to make them good.

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  8. The 5th Wave really isn’t worth the hype, and I also lost the energy to care about reading Uglies! If you didn’t enjoy the first half of The Mortal Instruments, you probably won’t enjoy the second half anyway! They’re a lot slower. 😫

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  9. this could be my list of books I don’t want to read except for ‘uglies,’ which I know nothing about so I can’t judge that one. I think the ‘mortal instruments’ series is not for me either. I did though at one time to read them but not anymore. & I don’t think you should feel bad for not liking it.

    have a lovely day.

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  10. I totally hear on not being able to jump on the Cassandra Clare bandwagon. The books have some cool parts, the world seems like it could continue to be interesting but I just didn’t like the characters after the books book.

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  11. I felt the same way about The 5th Wave! I finished it, but only as audiobook.

    I loved the first three in The Mortal Instruments, but the rest were terrible and so incredibly frustrating. If books ever mad me mad, it was this series.

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      1. It was, but I guess there was an audience and she wanted to make more money. I was very happy after 3 books, I completed the 4th and it made me so angry. I started the 5th, but just couldn’t handle where the story was going. I have no desire to finish. You made an excellent decision in my himble opinion.

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  12. I would definitely recommend The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare, I found that it was a lot easier to get into and it doesn’t drag as much!
    I’ve also read The 5th Wave and I definitely agree that the series goes downhill, the first book was really good but the rest of the books felt like a completely different series.

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  13. I’m sad to see some of these books on your list. I really enjoyed the Beautiful Creatures series. More so than the movie. I have only read The 5th Wave and not any of the rest of the series but I liked it. I also enjoyed the Mortal Instruments series too. But I respect Reasons. Good list.

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  14. I did read Uglies when I was in college – another book series forced on my by my friend. I did like this one, though. I think it was very poorly marketed and maybe released at a bad time. I wish more of my students would read it because I know they would like it! I did read Beautiful Creatures and enjoyed it, but I am not interested in watching its adaption. I have Panic but I still haven’t read it either!

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  15. Great list! Honestly I read Uglies and it was pretty meh, so I don’t blame you for losing interest. And yeah I’ve given up on reading Beautiful Creatures too- I just heard too many mixed things. Oh gosh good call with Wicked- I dnf’d it a lot before eventually finishing it (it took about a year to finish)- needless to say I didn’t like it, though I love the show too. Tbh I thought statistical probability is one of the worst cases of instalove I’ve ever read- so good call there as well!

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  16. I agree with the Uglies because I couldn’t get into that either. I actually liked Beautiful creatures, but many didn’t for some reason. I also liked we were liars, but without the twist the book isn’t all that interesting. The luxe series was surprisingly good but I’m a sucker for historical fictions. The last three books in the mortal instruments series are not worth your time so don’t bother XD pretend book 3 stayed the end.

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  17. I don’t blame you for not picking up Beautiful Creatures. I remember picking it up when I was sick one time and I flew through the first book but found the second book to be meh. I ended up never finishing book three.
    As someone who has reread We Were Liars, I think you can go in knowing the ending and still enjoy it. I personally really enjoy looking at hints towards the ending throughout the entire novel and rereading it has made me love it even more. (It really sucks that you had that ending spoiled for you tho… reading that twist will always be one of the most memorable reading experiences for me)

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  18. I read Beautiful Creatures a while back! While I did enjoy it, it’s been so long, and I’ve just lost interest, and probably won’t continue reading the rest of the books. I also remember it felt a bit unnecessarily long, too, so you’re definitely not missing out. I found myself disappointed in Panic, also. I actually really like Lauren Oliver’s writing, but for me, Panic was definitely missing something. So, if you’re not even a fan of her writing, then Panic is definitely a book that I would suggest skipping!

    I did really love the Uglies series and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. I feel like Uglies has always been under-appreciated, and if it had come out when books like The Hunger Games and Divergent were released, it would have gotten the movie I’ve been waiting for since I was in high school, lol!

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  19. I started to read the Uglies series, but never finished it. The books that I did read were so boring and I just didn’t see why everyone loved it so much. Same with Beautiful Creatures. I read a few books, but then I got bored and never finished. OMG….I am so mad about the 5th Wave. I loved the first two books, but that third book was so bad. Such a disappointment to a series I actually loved at first. Didn’t like We Were Liars and I wasn’t that impressed by the ending. The Mortal Instruments….I actually loved the first four books, but then it just got so boring. While I did finish them all, the rest of the series wasn’t that great and it dragged on and on. It would have been perfect if she just ended it after the third book.

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    1. I am so happy that you confirmed a lot of my suspicions about these books! It is too bad about the 5th Wave! It sounds like it had a lot of potential! It is the worst feeling when I series you love has a disappointing ending! I was pretty satisfied with the ending of the 3rd book in TMI so I am happy I stopped there!

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  20. I have to say that I think the Uglies series still stands out as great YA lit. Maybe it’s just the science of it all that means something, but Scott Westerfeld (from what I know) seemed to do decent research about the tech that went into the book. I think it was meant to be plausible in the real world, which makes it more interesting than books without that component.

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  21. I read and enjoyed the first two books in the Uglies series, but come to think about it again now, compared with all the books I’ve read in the past year or so, Uglies is just not worth reading.
    It’s such a shame you didn’t get to experience the story of We Were Liars, especially the ending 😦 I loved that book, it made me cry and the writing was exceptional. Maybe check out E. Lockhart’s other novels to make up for it!

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