Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Books I'll Probably Never Read Tag


I saw this book tag over at http://gregsbookhaven.blogspot.com/ and figured it was a nice short one to do today!

A Really Hyped Book You Are Not Interested In Reading
Most of the books I read aren't in the popular genres that are usually really hyped so the answer here is a lot! I'm going with books I've seen on a lot of blogs that are in genres I do read but just don't excite me to read them.

I was one of the few that didn't greatly enjoy reading The Shining when I read it years ago so I'm not greatly keen on reading a sequel. I've only liked a few Dean Koontz books and the blurb and reviews for this just didn't interests me. Thirdly I didn't like the previous offerings I read by Patrick Ness so I'm not keen to read more by him. 


A Series You Won't Start/Won't Be Finishing
Oh dear, there are a ton of series I've quit or never picked up in the first place! Six of Crows sounded so great but I found it really dull and quit when after 100 pages, there was still no sign of even planning the heist, which is what I wanted to read about! I really enjoyed the first two Ada Adams books and was waiting for the third. That was 2014. Four years later no sign of book three, the author's website has vanished and Twitter account has been suspended. Not happy about the massive unanswered cliffhanger! Anyone who has followed me for a while knows that I stuck with LKH longer than I should have and I abandoned the series after not enjoying most of the books between 7 and 14 in the series!


A Classic That You Are Just Not Interested In
I don't read classics. They just don't interest me at all. 

Any Genres You Have Never Read
I've tried most genres a few times other than erotica and westerns which I avoid. I'm not a fan of classics, romance, contemporary (except good thrillers), books for young kids, manga and graphic novels.   

A Book On Your Shelves You Will Probably Never Actually Read 
There are a lot that I worry I will never get round to reading! Time is such an issue along with the constant book buying! These are three that I'm less likely to get to as many others are higher priority.

The Ann Rule books on Ted Bundy and The Green River Killer are such big non fictions books that they scare me and reviews I've seen recently are somewhat mixed which has dampened my enthusiasm a bit. I got the Stephen King one free but to be honest I haven't really enjoyed most of his offerings in recent years. I do sort of intend to read it (I hope) but it is way down the priority list! As for A Dream of Spring, I fear the book will never happen!


 

10 comments:

  1. Ooh, unpopular opinions. I like these kinds of tags. The only Patrick Ness book I’ve read is A Monster Calls. I liked it a lot, especially the illustrations. Six of Crows is everywhere, so I’ll probably read it eventually. I haven’t read a lot of Stephen King’s recent work because I’m also often disappointed with it. I read the Ann Rule book and didn’t like it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. King used to be an auto-buy for me but things like Joyland, and The Girl who loved Tom Gordon just put me right off. I loved his early work like Carrie, It, Christine, Salems Lot. I think your review of the |Ted Bundy books was one of the ones I read that had me concerned about her writing style. I'll maybe get to it but it won't be priority. A chilling Bundy book is The Only Living Witness by Stephen Michaud. *shudders*

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  2. I really liked Doctor Sleep even though I am strongly adamant that The Shining didn't need a sequel. I also liked 11/22/63. However, I can definitely tell the difference between his old stuff and his newer stuff.

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    1. I think these creature feature books that I love have ruined me for slower paced horror/psychological thrillers! I think I'll get to the King ones but not any time soon.

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  3. I have so many books that I am probably never going to get the chance to read. I keep thinking that I should pick a year and not add any books to my pile and focus on reading what I have. I shared this idea with my daughter and she told me I was setting myself up for failure. She's right. I will just keep adding and getting more and more behind.

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    1. You're right! A year of buying no books would be the only way to put a decent dent in the tbr pile but of course that isn't going to happen! I have no alternative plan yet but if I find one I'll let you know!

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  4. I never read King although I do like a good scare at times! I had the exact same problem w/ Six of crows. And Dream of Spring- hard to argue there :)

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    1. I enjoyed a lot of his early stuff but I always preferred Richard Laymon in general as the books were shorter and gorier! I get depressed every time I think about A Dream of Spring. I fear it will only ever be a dream!

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  5. I did really like A Monster Calls because it completely resonated with my own life at the time. However, I've never read King or Koontz and have no desire to read George Martin - though I do now enjoy watching GoT having hated the first season!

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    1. Glad to hear you are liking Game of Thrones now! The first season has a lot to take in and a ton of characters to get used to but it gets so good after that. I LOVED season 3 and 4. And season 6!

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