Books that I'm No Longer Interested in Reading

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, Jana. This week’s topic is: February 20: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested in Reading.

I was excited to read these books when I added them to my list, not so much anymore. I need to go through my bookshelves and donate some books. I also think it’s time for another purge of my “want to read” shelf at Goodreads. I cleaned it out a few years ago and removed over 3,000 books that I didn’t think I would ever read. All book title links will take you to Goodreads.



Hiroshima by John Hersey
Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel 
At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen



The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab



The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Godfather by Mario Puzo


Did you enjoy any of the books I have listed? I’m looking forward to seeing your response to this weeks Top Ten Tuesday meme. Happy Reading.

27 comments:

  1. At The Water's Edge was on my TBR briefly but then I saw some mixed reviews and kind of gave up on it. The Hunger games I liked (and I didn't think I would) and illuminae was just okay, but I loved Gemina.

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    1. I really enjoyed Water for Elephants and was excited to read this book, later I read someone reviews that didn't seem very promising. If I remember correctly it's about the search for the Loch Ness Monster, not something I'm interested in reading about. Have a great day Greg.

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    2. I liked the Water for Elephants movie enough to be really curious about the book, and if I do read a Gruen book it'll probably be that one. I heard the same thing about At the Water's Edge...

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  2. I read Divergent. It was okay, but I never bothered reading the sequels.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. The have the entire series, but after seeing all three movies with my daughter I lost interested. Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Man, I see at least 5 here I own and hope to read someday. Some books still interest me, it's just making time to read them. I have been trying to go back and read some older books on my shelves this year and even created a "Sidetracked Sunday" feature the last Sunday of each month to motivate me!

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    1. Exactly, making time to read them is difficult. Especially since we all have so many books we rather read first. I also have been trying to read older books that are sitting on my shelves, I will check out your Sidetracked Sunday feature. Have a wonderful day Barb.

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  4. So the Darker Shade of Magic trilogy was okay, but I didn't seem to love it the way that everyone else does.

    I loved the first Hunger Games book, but Divergent was boring to me.

    I'm looking forward to getting to Illuminae this year...I'm hoping it lives up to the hype!

    Here's my TTT.

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    1. Everyone seemed to be praising how great A Darker Shade of Magic, sometimes I like to wait a bit to see the 'real' reviews come out. Illuminae looked interesting and I almost purchased a few time because of the hype, but deep down I don't think I would enjoy sci-fi. Have a wonderful day Emily.

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  5. I read Hiroshima a long, long time ago. I recall it as a good book, engrossing, but don't remember much else. I did read the Hunger Games books - all of them. Didn't like the 3rd one as well. Read The Godfather when I was a teenager - I was way too young for that. Ha! I own Illuminae and will try it before long. I like books that are told in interesting formats (emails, memos, etc.) and I also own The Roanoke Girls.

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    1. I was thinking about possibly listening to The Godfather on audio.If you like books told in interesting formats, have you read Lincoln in the Bardo? That is one interesting format, I couldn't get past the format. Have a great day Kay.

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  6. I loved Illuminae! That's one that I would keep, not only because it's visually stunning, but it's a super quick read. Interesting list! :)

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    1. I did hear that it is a quick read because of the format. Everyone seems to really like Illuminae. Have a wonderful day Anna.

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  7. I don't blame you for Divergent, because I was quite frustrated with the ending, but the Illuminae Files is just so good. It's one of my favorite series. I just got a woman at work hooked on it too.

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    1. Watching the movies before reading the books ruined it for me, after that I had no interest to read them. The same thing happened with Hunger Games. Illuminae has been very popular on the comments today :) Have a great day Sam.

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  8. I've read Illuminae, The Hunger Games, and A Darker Shade of Magic and loved them all, but there are several others on your list that I've recently removed from my TBR because I've either lost interest or seen a lot of bad reviews for them.

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    1. Illuminae and A Darker Shade of Magic, are very popular. For some reason I just lost interest in reading them. Everyone I talk to loves those series. Sometimes I find it difficult to begin a book after it received some not favorable reviews, I can understand removing them from the list. Thanks for visiting Suzanne.

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  9. I've gotten rid of a lot of books I owned that I doubt I'll read, and I KEEP trying to clean up my TBR list. haha I did like The Hunger Games. I loved Illuminae and I can't wait for the third one. I'm also a big fan of A Darker Shade of Magic but I need the other two. I've never been interested in Divergent though.

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It seems like for every book I remove from my tbr I add three a week later :) Thanks for visiting Lauren.

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  10. I haven't read the books you've listed. I was never interested in reading The Hunger Games, I haven't even finished watching the movies. LOL.

    I haven't cleaned out my TBR list in awhile. You reminded me that I'm way overdue. :)

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    1. While working on this post, I noticed I have way too many books that I'm no longer interested in, some of them I can't even remember what the books are about. Maybe this weekend I'll get some cleaned out. Have a great day.

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  11. I haven't read any of these books, so I can't comment on whether or not they're good.
    I sorted through my to-read stacks a few months ago. I found 12 books that I bought twice. It was ridiculous.

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    1. WOW 12 books. I've done that a couple times in the past, before I kept a list. With all the cover changes on books, I have a difficult time remembering if I own it. The author and title sound familiar, but I know I haven't bought that book because of the cover, I remember those :) Thank you for visiting Angela :)

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  12. I haven’t read any of these. But yes, I wanted to read Hunger Games. Illuminae, Divergent and ADSOM series at some point. I am not sure though when that time will come :P And I have a kind of love/hate relation with book series. They kind of intimidate me?

    My TTT: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/02/ten-books-want-read-beautiful-covers-featuring-black-women/

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    1. Oh Sim, I have love/hate with series also. I like to have all the books available before I read them because if I don't chances are I will never finish the last book. I have more than a few of those series on my shelves. Have a great day.

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  13. I really enjoyed the divergent trilogy + FOUR. The Hunger Games novels were also very good! Movies can ruin a good book series, always read the books first!

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    1. Yes, I totally agree. Usually the books are better than the movies :) Have a great day April.

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