You know that feeling when you feel like you’re really going to like a book, but when you actually try to read it, you can’t get yourself into it, no matter how many times you try to read the book or what mood you’re in when you read it? This list is inspired by the books that bring that feeling on for me. There are quite a few books I’ve been feeling this way about as of late, and I have decided this post will serve as my official break up with them. Books, I hereby release myself from the guilt of not being able to read you.
Onwards to the books:
Sadly, NINTH HOUSE, one of my most anticipated books last year, is one of the main inspirations for this post. I have tried to read it at least 3 times, and every time I just can’t seem to get into it. I also had some stuff spoiled for me that makes me think I know a few of the main plot points, and also finally found a list of the trigger warnings because I was worried about some of mine being present, and there are a lot that I think would just upset me to read about. I know the book is supposed to be very dark, but I don’t want to have to traumatize myself to read it, so I am releasing myself from the pressure to read this book.
I made myself read THE RAVEN BOYS last year because it’s so popular and ended up liking it. I own hardcovers of the whole series that I’ve traded for in the past, but honestly, I don’t really feel a need to continue it. I’m pretty sure I’ve figured out what happens in the end with Gansey and Blue and I already know about the Ronan/Adam ship. I just don’t think I’m going to feel the same suspense a reader who didn’t know those things would and I think that would just take away too much from my reading experience. So, I am not going to continue.
I bought this the second it came out and…still haven’t read it. I reread the SHATTER ME series when the new series came out, and honestly, I kind of wish I hadn’t because it dashed my original very high opinion of the series. I definitely liked it more as a teen than as an adult, and I think if I read RESTORE ME and the new series, my opinion of the original might change even more. I’d rather leave the SHATTER ME series as it is already in my mind and not corrupt it with another series I might not appreciate at my age now.
I just saw this is actually #1 in a series and that made me want to read it even less. I got this on a whim from Book of the Month even though I had an eARC and I definitely have regrets. I tried reading this one but the style is so dense and everyone seems horrible and it just does not seem like a book for me.