Those of us who read a lot know the struggle. Sometimes you read a book you are not quite into, yet you keep on reading anyway. By the end of it, you want all those hours of your life back. Or you actually loved a book, but getting invested in it was too much of a struggle. Those are the kind of books you won’t want to re-read. The Artsy Reader Girl set this as a topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. Here are the ten books I probably will never reread.
Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth
I am going to be completely honest when I say that I have never read the Divergent series. I saw the film, but while the first one was entertaining, the second one was just meh. Anyway, I saw the cover for Carve The Mark and I loved it right away. The blurb sounded interesting as well. But then I started to read it and it was just a snoozefest. The characters were in no way interesting or relatable. Some of the content is also quite problematic. Basically, just look at the cover, but skip the content.
We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
I had heard so many good things about this book. When I found out that my class would be reading it, I jumped at the chance to borrow a copy and read it. I was very disappointed. The main character was annoying. The twist was predicable. The only thing I cared about were the (spoiler) dogs who died. It is a skip-worthy novel.
Wicked Like A Wildfire – Lana Popović
I had not heard of this book until I received it in the Fairyloot box I ordered. It sounded interesting so I started reading it. I had to struggle to finish it. It was very slow, dull and way too poetic. Even the climax wasn’t very exciting at all. But once again, the cover was pretty.
Miss Peregrine’s Home Of Peculiar Children series – Ransom Riggs
I liked the first book, even though it took some time for me to read it. I liked the idea of using these old freaky photographs to tell a story. However, the second book was a lot harder to get through. It felt like the story was forced and HAD to fit these random photographs, instead of the photographs serving the story instead. I read the first page of the third book, and then I gave up. I don’t easily give up on a book but I did not want to waste my time reading something I did not enjoy.
Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon
It was okay. Nothing truly revolutionary. Everything Everything received a lot of praise but especially the ending was a bit of a shame for me.
Twilight series – Stephenie Meyer
I’ve read all the Twilight books including the Life and Death spin-off. There were times I genuinely enjoyed it but most of time, the bad writing and plot holes annoyed me. I mean the fourth book is a lot of pages long and exactly nothing happens. Why am I investing all my time in this? It made me a bit sad. The series is excellent for mindless entertainment, but I don’t feel the need to read it again.
Armadillo – William Boyd
I don’t even remember what this book is about. I read it back when I studied English. I only know that I hated it with a passion. I considered burning the book. What I remember of it is that it was basically filled with male assholes and females were treated like nothing but lust objects. A no from me.
The Rest Of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness has received a lot of hype and this novel was hyped as well. The concept was great. The writing good as well. But for some reason I just couldn’t get into it. I might try another Ness book in the future, but this one was not for me. Any recommendations?
The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge
I liked The Lie Tree. I loved the setting. I enjoyed the twists and the way the story and characters developed. However, it was rather slow and it took a lot of time to get into it, which is why I won’t pick it up any time soon again.
Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard
I adored Red Queen more than anything. I finally thought I found a new amazing series. Yet when Glass Sword came out, it was all almost ruined for me. This second instalment in the series was just terrible. The main character was whiny. The plotholes were all over the place. It nearly ruined the series for me. While King’s Cage was a little better, I am anxious for the final book in this series which will come out next month.