Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Top 10 Tuesday: Books I'll Probably Never Read

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish.
This week’s topic is…  Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read.
This week’s prompt is a bit of a tricky one.  How to answer these questions without angering fangirls universally?  So, instead of doing it as books that I don’t ever want to read (because you can never say never and I try to be open minded), I’m doing this as more of a “books that I have no desire to read/series that I don’t want to finish.  That doesn’t mean that I detest these books.  It doesn’t even mean that they aren’t good books, or that you won’t like them.  The following are just mainly series that I don’t want to continue/finish/start.  Also, keep in mind that the prompt is “Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read” “Ten Books I Will ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY Never Read.” Just because they are on this list, it doesn’t mean that I will NEVER pick them up someday.  I just will probably never get around to it. 

The Pirate’s Wish (Strange Chemistry #2) by Cassandra Rose Clark

This is the second book in the Assassins Curse duology.  This is on my list because I don’t really ever see myself voluntarily going out and buying this book.  The first book wasn’t bad, I did like it.  And I’ve heard some good reviews for this series.  But, honestly, I don’t even remember what happened in the first book.  Maybe I’ll pick it up one day, but for now, there’s too many books to read and too little time. 

The Body At The Tower (The Agency #2) by Y.S. Lee

This is the second book in a YA mystery series.  I love mystery books and YA mysteries are particularly hard to find.  Well, I didn’t really love the first one.  It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t blow me away either.  Kind of meh.  Once again, not that I’m opposed to reading more books in this series because I hated the first one. It’s just that I don’t see myself spending time or money finishing this series anytime in the near future.  Which is a shame, because this cover is beautiful

Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer

Okay, this is one I am opposed to reading.  First of all, I don’t do vampires.  Second, I have absolutely zero interest in reading this series.  So, yeah, I’m never going to read this.

Split Second by Kasie West

This is the second book in the Pivot Point duology.  I’m just not really invested enough in the story or characters to want to finish this series.  It pains me a little to say that, but I really didn’t enjoy this series.  I LOVED Kasie West’s contemporary, On The Fence.  So, this duology must just not be for me.

Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things #2) by Anna Godbersen

Basically, I read the first book and never EVER plan to finish this series.  Why?  I read Anna Godbersen’s Luxe series, which was four rather large books of pain and disappointment.  I spend so much time reading and finishing that series, to them realize that it was pretty much a waste of time.  I know of other people who enjoyed that series, It just wasn’t right for me.  Needless to say, I’m not going to try to finish this series. 

The Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Sheperd

Too many books, too little time.  And this is a perfect example of too many books.  Don’t get me wrong, I have read several books in this series and had started collecting these this past year.  I do want to read them.  It’s just that am I ever going to read all 17 of these?  No, probably not. 

The Matched series by Ally Condie

Once upon a time, I owned the first two books in this series.  But, then I got rid of them when I went through my bookshelves.  I just don’t really have any interest in this series.  There are so many other books/series that I DO want to read that I’ll probably never read.  I’m not going to spend time reading books that I’m not interested in. 

 The Delirium series by Lauren Oliver

Many people have read this series.  Many people don’t like it.   From the reviews and things I’ve seen on this book, I just really don’t think it’s for me.  I honestly think it would frustrate me so bad and I’d most likely hate the protagonist.  Also, I can’t deal with another love triangle.

Dead Girls Walking (Dead Girls Detective Agency #2) by Suzy Cox

This is once again, the second book in a series.  The first book wasn’t bad, it was enjoyable at times.  However, am I ever going to continue this series?  No, I’m not. 

The Sweet series by Wendy Higgins

I know this is a semi-popular series, but I’m never going to read this.  Once again, zero interest.  Also, it just really doesn’t sound like my thing. 

There are my ten books/series that I probably will never read.  Are there any here that I should reconsider?  Let me know and leave me a link to your top 10.  


  1. Matched and Delirium were great! I still haven't read Split Second, but I do want to. I enjoyed Pivot Point. Never say never, right? Great list. I could have easily done a list of series I don't want to continue.

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

    1. You never know, I may end up picking some of these up yet. Especially if I can get them at my Library. Thanks! I feel like everything is a series nowadays. There are always so many that I'm in the middle of.

  2. I DNF Matched after read a few chapters! It was boring for me, and I didn't understand it world.

    Great list! :)

    1. Thanks <3
      I just don't know if I can handle a love triangle right now. Or ever, really.

  3. Interesting list of books this week!

    Here's my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-will.html

  4. Twilight: Haha...this has been on a lot of people's lists this week. ;) And I totally don't blame you - I doubt I'll ever read this one either. It just doesn't sound appealing, especially after the movie hype.

    Split Second: I think you've made a good choice here Olivia. I liked Pivot Point decently enough, but this one felt a bit disappointing to me. Whereas Pivot Point was, at the very least, an original story, this one seemed to revolve more around popular dystopian & paranormal cliches. It almost felt like Kasie West utilized all her ideas in Pivot Point and didn't have enough to use here. *sighs*

    Panic, Matched & Delirium: I read these and felt mediocre about all three of them. They all focus more on the romance than the actually dystopian elements, which really bugged me. I don't really think you'll be missing much if you decide not to read them. ;)

    Thanks for sharing and, as always, great post! ♥

    1. Yeah, with Twilight its two main things 1) I have no interest in the story or vampires and 2) I have a feeling that Bella would drive me absolutely INSANE. I don't have the patience for that.
      I feel bad, because Pivot Point wasn't BAD. I just wasn't really that into it. It was an intriguing enough concept, but it just felt confusing after a while.
      That's good. I know there are people who do like these series, I just don't think they are for me. Like I said, I really don't want to get tangled up in more love triangles and I feel frustrating protagonists coming on.
      Thank you <3

  5. Twilight is the only one I have read from your list lol! But I just don't think I'd read them again today, nope. Also, I didn't know PLL had so many books OMG I've found a series I dont' really have an interest for, lol

    1. It's insane right? The first 5 or so PLL books aren't too bad, I imagine. But once you get to like, the 15th i'm assuming it just kind of drags. How long can you keep a series going? I think the PLL book series is finally done though.

  6. I agree- Pretty Little Liars has way too many books! It has to be an amazing story to capture me for that long. Great list!!

    1. It's such a huge series to invest in. Thanks!

  7. A great list of books; I have read and enjoyed a few of them. I agree with you about Matched and Delirium.

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you agree. If I'm going to start a trilogy, I want to make sure that i'm interested in completing it. Even three books is a lot.

  8. Hi! I sometimes actually regret reading Twilight haha but I then I remember that my initial like for the series is what introduced me to science fiction so I can't totally regret it. I read Matched and you made the right decision in getting rid of it. It had a solid concept but the execution was very poor, especially when compared to so many other dystopians out there. I really liked Delirium haha, it's one of my favorites actually. I'm not going to convince you to read it because you don't seem like you want to read it haha but I understand why it's on your list :D

    1. Hi!
      Yeah, science fiction is the best. I'm actually read The Fifth Wave right now and it's soooo good!
      I feel like that's the general feeling on the Matched series. I like to read books for myself, rather than just listening to what people say. but the are SO MANY other books/series that sound amazing and i've heard great things about that i'd rather read.
      I've just heard that a lot of people find Delirium and the main character frustrating. And there's some kind of big deal about one of the later books in the series. I don't know what it's about because, spoilers. I still may read it one day. I've been tempted to borrow it in ebook format from my library.
      Thanks! <3

  9. Matched isn't worth reading. I read book one, thought it was okay. Got to book two, got bored. Bought book three because I obviously lost my mind and haven't read it.

    Now, Sweet Evil I did enjoy. I loved Kaidan but hey, to each his own, right? Great list!

    1. Yeah, there was a time when I thought I wanted to read the Matched series, but I just don't know if it's worth it. a whole trilogy is quite a commitment,
      I've heard some good things about the Sweet Evil series. I just don't think it's very likely that i'll ever read them.
      Thanks <3