5 More Popular Books I Have No Plans to Read

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5.  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

In my last post on this topic, I featured Everything, Everything and The Fault in Our Stars. The story is the same with Me Before You: outcry from the chronically and terminally ill communities + bland writing + typical plot = a no-go for Ellie.

4. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Well, I don't like contemporaries and I don't like romances and I usually don't like things that scream heterosexuality (my gay ass would like to see more than one sexuality consistently represented in YA, thanks), so I'm passing on this one. I can see why people like it, and it looks fairly well-written! The concept is just totally not my thing.

3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I admit, the Red Queen books look very well-written. However, the sheer number of tired, overused tropes thrown at me in the five pages I read sent me away for good.

2. Divergent by Veronica Roth

Some of you really old readers might remember that I featured this series in the second post I ever did, a list of some of the books I planned on reading in 2015. (Dear Lord, was it that long ago?) But I didn't read this series in 2015.....or 2016.....and now I'm sure I won't be reading it in 2017 or any subsequent year. The concept seems fairly interesting, but Roth's writing puts me to sleep.

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

OOOH. SJM has made it onto BOTH lists.

As I explained last time, I find SJM's writing amateurish and boring every time I try it. Plus, none of anything she's ever written feels unique. Oh, what, you have an idea for a bunch of different "fairy courts"? Congrats! Your world is just like every Dungeons and Dragons universe ever. You have an idea for a special snowflake heroine who gets a ton of magic powers? Congrats! You're just like every  other bad fantasy author ever.

Why ??? does ??? the hype ???? exist ????


Hopefully, y'all don't want to kill me too much now. XD Let's chat! Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What are some popular books you haven't read? Comment below, and have an awesome day <3


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  1. I read both Divergent and The Red Queen, and I didn't really enjoy either. And I totally feel the same about To All The Boys I've Loved Before. I know that people really enjoy it, but to me, it just sounds like its about a girl who likes boys... wow. groundbreaking.
    Amy xx

    A Habit Of Solitude

    1. IKR?!? Everyone seems to think it's fresh and unique, and I'm like??? are we talking about ??? the same book ???

      - Ellie

  2. Yeah... A Court of Thornes and Roses isn't really my thing, either.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah

    1. High five for being the black sheep!

      - Ellie

  3. I finished the Divergent series and found it quite interesting. However, that doesn't mean you should like it or read it. I like action stories like that and was quite surprised at the ending. Was not impressed with the movies and did not see the last one. Back to the point...if we all liked the same stuff life would be boring and we'd have nothing to discuss. :-)

    This is an interesting list. Quite all over the place with genre. Happy not reading. ;-)

    1. I love Divergent's concept, but the writing just....*cry*. Awesome point; I totally agree!

      Lol, thank you!

      - Ellie

  4. :S You seem to not be interested in a lot of books that I'm either super interested in, or really enjoyed. Remind me why I follow you? (Lol jks, it's all cool!) I really enjoyed Divergent, and thought it was a really solid and gripping read, with an interesting world. But the subsequent books kind of ruined it, and I do wish she had stopped at book 1. :P So. I'm not sure if you're missing out on much with that one - I thought Divergent was good, but then you'd have to read the rest of the series and I would say as a whole the series is eh.

    I enjoyed Me Before You, but I also really loved Everything, Everything and The Fault in Our Stars. I'm a big softie, and as a nurse I want to read as many accounts (whether they are fictional or not, I believe there lie some shreds of truth within somewhere). The tears! And I'm a big sucker for contemporary reads, so........ and on the other hand, I can give you 10 fantasy/paranormal books/series off the top of my head that I've abandoned/never going to touch. :P

    Thanks for sharing! It's always interesting to see others' lists.

    Cass @ Words on Paper

    1. WELL SCUSE ME. (jk) Yeah, I've heard a lot of that sort of talk surrounding Divergent. A large part of me wonders why I would start a series I would end up disliking after the first book.

      I agree!

      - Ellie


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