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August 31, 2021

Judging Books I'll Most Likely Never Read

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This week's Top Ten Tuesday is Fictional Crushes. I don't have fictional crushes. Maybe there was one or two a while back but now I rarely find any characters to love. Instead, I'll borrow an idea from Lectrice Vorace's top ten list (link here) — books I'll most likely never read and what I think about them which also describes the reasons why I won't read them.  My judgements are based on reviews so maybe I'm wrong about some of these books. I was going to show the book covers but I really didn't want to look at them so, no book covers.

01 | The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab — 100 years and still, no life plan, just wandering about for no reason

02 | The Twilight Saga/That Edward book by Stephenie Meyer — teenage vampire angst

03 | Fifty Shades series by EL James — soft porn for respectable people or soft porn for people who thinks reading this is more respectable than reading actual porn

04 | Anything by Sarah J. Maas — People doing dumb things, making dumb decisions while having sex. (Maybe it's unfair to lump them all together but so what?)

05 | Anything by Cassandra Clare — People with problems making good decisions about their romantic relationships and also, vampires doing stuff, mostly bad (All her books takes place in the same world so I think it's fair to think of them as one entire series)

06 | The Cruel Prince or whatever the series is named by Holly Black — young adults making dumb decisions while being cruel to each other

07 | Simon Snow Trilogy by Rainbow Rowell — Harry Potter fan fiction with a couple of road trips

08 | Outlander by Diane Gabaldon — a woman travels back in time to cheat on her husband

09 | Caraval by Stephanie Garber — sisters making bad decisions and dating men who have no respect for them

10 | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo/Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid — people with interesting lives but still sounds kind of boring somehow

What are some books you will most likely never read?

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22 comments:

  1. I’ve never read the Twilight saga either and never intend to.

    I tried to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo but couldn’t get past the first few chapters. It just wasn’t my thing, but to each their own. :)

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-quotes-about-crushes/

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    1. Lydia: I think all books have audiences so even if some of don't want to read them, others will.

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  2. I read the first Twilight book and that was enough for me; I never read any of the rest. And I'll never be reading 50 Shades of Gray either.

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    1. Lark: I've not even tried to read Twilight or 50 Shades of gray - there's just not the kind of books I like to read.

      Thank you for dropping by. Have a lovely day.

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  3. I think it's fine to not want to read the books that everyone seems to be liking at the moment.

    I read the first novel in the Twilight saga (which was more than enough for me!) and I liked The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo/Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, but I can see why some would find the narration to be boring. I don't want to read #3 and #7 for the same reasons as you.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT list this week!

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    1. Lectrice Vorace: For some reason, the more popular a book is, the less likely I would read them. Not to say this is always true, but it's almost always true.

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    1. Christine: I don't like horror either.

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  5. How did I miss that you had moved. Perhaps you announced it when my reading list was having hissy fits.
    I have never read a book by Dan Brown. I picked one up at a bookstore, flipped through it and put it down.
    Ditto on the Shades of Grey series.
    Not for me.

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    1. Elephant's Child: I've not read anything by Dan Brown either or Shades of Grey - I think it's okay not to read them.

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  6. I don't see myself reading any of the books you've mentioned either.

    When you get the chance, I hope you can stop by my post and check it out: https://readbakecreate.com/characters-i-would-love-to-have-a-drink-with/

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    1. Pam: It's nice to know we agreed on these.

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  7. I actually liked OUTLANDER, although I haven't read the rest of the series. TOTALLY agree with you on FIFTY SHADES. Just...no.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Susan: It's good that you like Outlander - I could never read that series - sounds too much like romance to me.

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    1. Greg: I might have laughed when I wrote these.

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  9. Lissa,

    My reading content is limited primarily to blogs. I'm glad for your reminder post on your old blog because somehow I missed the announcement that you moved and I see there is no way to get email notification for this one. Is there not Blogger substitute for the one discontinued? Hmmm... I think I'll check into this just for the fun of it. I have a Blogger blog that I rarely use, other than to play around with so I won't forget everything entirely. I had to smile at some of your takes on these books, especially Outlander. We started watching the series but ditched it after moving onto something else. What little I saw was interesting, though. Have a wild and wonderful Wednesday, my dear!

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    1. Cathy Kennedy: I'm still deciding on which service for email subscription - I just can't seem to decide on this.

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  10. They were all funny, but these especially:
    "07 | Simon Snow Trilogy by Rainbow Rowell — Harry Potter fan fiction with a couple of road trips
    08 | Outlander by Diane Gabaldon — a woman travels back in time to cheat on her husband"

    I don't see a book or series that I would like to read in your list either. Except maybe The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - I actually wanted to read it a while ago, but from some reviews I got the impression that it was a tad too boring. Fifty Shades is just a big fat NOPE for me LOL.

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    1. Roberta: I did meant to make fun of these books. I'm glad it makes you smile somehow.

      I had some interest in reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue but when I read all the reviews, I decided it wasn't a book for me.

      Thank you for dropping by. Have a lovely day.

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  11. Your description of Twilight is accurate. I only read a bit of Twilight, but how you describe it fits with what happened.
    -Quinley

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    1. Quinley: That was the main reason I didn't want to read the Twilight series.

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