Top Ten Tuesday was 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. You can find the most current prompts here.
With a TBR like mine (my want-to-read shelf as of this post has 957 books on it), there comes the need for culling because of a few things. Some books were sequels that I added because I put the whole series on at once. Some plots that were at once appealing to me have since fallen off my interest list. News has come to light about an author and I do not want to support them any longer.
This week’s topic is all about the books that I no longer want to read and while it is by no means complete, these are the first ten books that came to mind.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I got this book years ago because I thought it might be interesting. However, the show then came out and I heard so many distasteful things about how the events of the book were distorted and exploited that it left me with a mental bad taste. I know the book was different so I might have at one time wanted to pick it up again.
Then a lot of information about Jay Asher and his horrific behavior toward readers and others became known publicly and I was no longer interested in supporting this author in any way shape or form.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
As popular as this book is, I didn’t get around to reading it when the first book came out. I did try it once and hated the writing style within a page or two. I have no interest in trying again, it was that boring. It doesn’t help the author has come up on the list of sexual assault/harassment perpetrators via SLJ.
The Fifty Shades of Grey series by E.L. James
Hahahahaha…NOPE. I tried once and it was so poorly written that I’m not giving this series any more shots. Bad writing, terrible representation of the BDSM community, and disgusting character actions re: assault…there is no conceivable way I can see people thinking this is a good book.
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
I can’t remember why I’ve been trying to get rid of this book, but I do remember putting it on the list of books I really don’t want to read.
Anything by Sherman Alexie
Just…no. If you’ve proven to be a bad human, then why should I put your words in my head?
2 Suns Rising by Tristina Wright
The first book in the Nightshade Saga bored me to tears and induced skimming sessions. No interest in reading the second book.
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
I’ve only read the first Throne of Glass book and it was kind of difficult to read. The action was so slow that I had to restart the book at least twice before finally plowing through. I can’t really see getting through to the sixth book in the series, especially since I’ve heard the quality of the series goes down the further you get.
How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell
I literally have no idea why this book is on my Kindle. Apparently I bought it in August of 2017, but why?? I tried reading it recently and it’s terrible. I definitely don’t want to read it anymore.
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
I wanted to read this, once upon a time, but the longer I consider it, the more I realize that the series has gotten too long for the amount of interest I had in in.
The Sisterhood series by Ann Brashares
I apparently read the first book in this series in 2014, but I couldn’t tell you a damn thing about it. Anything I remember is from the films. I just don’t have any pull toward these books anymore.
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