I saw this tag circulating around BookTube recently, and though it would be a fun one to do! I feel like I get to spend a lot more time on my blog talking about books I love and not as much on books I am not interested in or didn’t love! So this tag will be a fun way to change things up!

I am using the written questions that Bree @ Words About Words used, so thank you to Bree!

1. A popular book EVERYONE loves that you have no interest in reading?

For this prompt I will have to say Warcross by Marie Lu. I feel like everyone raves about this book and I have been told by multiple people to read it, but I just never will. I didn’t love the other Marie Lu book I read, and I’m not really into science fiction. I also think I heard this revolves around a video game of some sort? It just doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, despite all the hype.

2. A classic book (or author) you don’t have an interest in reading?

For this answer, I have to say Moby Dick, because a 600 page book about a whale sounds like the worst thing in the world. And to make it even more tragic, I have to read this for class next month. I am already dreading it and trying to figure out the most painless way to do this. I am already dreading this story so much.

3. An author whose books you have no interest in reading?

Soo for this I have to say Veronica Roth. I was never really into The Divergent series as a kid and I’m not going to read them now because I just have no interest. And I know Veronica Roth just published a new book this year but I’m never going to pick it up.

3.2 A problematic author whose books you have no interest in reading?

Of course the obvious answer would be J.K. Rowling, but I wanted to go with Francina Simone. Francina has her own YouTube channel and has just published her book Smash It! which I read an e-ARC of. I thought the book was boring, but after reading some other reviews I realized that this book is quite problematic. A character jokes about Palestinian genocide and there is also racism towards Pacific Islanders. Since I didn’t like this book to begin with, I won’t be picking up anything else by this author.

4. An author you have read a couple of books from & have decided their books are not for you?

I’m very sad about this, but I’m going to have to say Cassandra Clare. I’ve read 7 of her books, and although I did enjoy The Infernal Devices (and would reread it), I only got through the first three books of The Mortal Instruments, and I didn’t like Chain of Gold (one of my most disappointing books of the year!). I don’t have the heart to unhaul TMI from my shelves because maybe *someday* I’ll finish them, but if I’m being honest I know I won’t and if I do it will be through an audiobook.

5. A genre you have no interest in OR a genre you tried to get into & couldn’t?

Like I said earlier, I just don’t have any interest in science fiction. I have tried my hand at reading some, and more often than not I just don’t enjoy it (The Lunar Chronicles being an exception).

6. A book you have bought but will never read? (this can be a book you have unhauled/returned to the library unread)

*sigh*… I fell for a buy one get one half off deal on eBay and used it to purchase Anna Karenina. I do have a genuine interest in this story, but if I think I would be better off watching the movie because I read some Tolstoy in class and it didn’t mesh with me. If I do pick it up, it will probably be an abridged version.

7. A series you have no interest in reading OR a series you started & have DNF’d?

Unfortunately, I am going to have to say The Grisha trilogy, which is tragic because it is loved by so many people in the book community. I was supposed to read this for a book club but only got about 60% in when I decided I just couldn’t do it. I really enjoyed the world and want to give Six of Crows a try, but I don’t think I will ever read this series.

8. A new release you have no interest in reading?

Listen, I will never, as long as I live, ever, read Midnight Sun. I’ll leave it at that.

This tag was a lot of fun, and if you are interested I tag you!

Happy reading!

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