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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s topic is about the last books we abandoned, aka removed from our TBR. And honestly, I am TERRIBLE at this. At first I thought “fine I’ll just go through my Goodreads TBR and remove some books – I have so many books on there that I added years ago and have no idea what they’re about so this’ll be easy.”
BUT then I read more about the books and I just can’t remove them because who knows – maybe in a few years I’ll still read this or my interest will return. Just abandoning books seems so harsh… I know, I know, this is pointless but still….
After I spent way too many hours pondering these books, I came up with 9 I was ok with removing. Probably. Maybe. Feel free to let me know if you loved one of these books and I should still give them a try!
This one is a book I even started and was so excited about (because, kitsunes!), but I got about halfway and STILL wasn’t invested in the story, the characters or the romance and a few months later I still have no interest in picking it back up again so out of my TBR it goes!
I watched and loved the movie, but after reading some bad reviews about the book from reviewers I trust and after being given an overview of some of the cringe-worthy scenes in the book (apparently it does get a lot cringier than just the peach-scene) I have no interest in reading this any more.
I admit I did like Me Before You, despite the ableist message. But though I once bought the sequel, I have zero interest in reading this sequel anymore.
This sounded really intriguing and admittedly does have some mixed reviews, but I did read some things about it being quite misogynistic and about it using mental illness as a ‘vilainous aspect’ and that just doesn’t sit well with me so I’m not going to read it.
I watched the first season and a half and liked it fine at first but also saw it was very problematic. Then, the further I progressed into the story, the more awful I started to feel. So I quit the series and I have no wish to revisit those feelings by reading the book.
I remember that I enjoyed Passenger but between reading it and now, I lost any and all interest in the story.
Look, I used to love anything Nicholas Sparks wrote and I’ll always have fond memories of his stories, but currently I just have no interest in his new stories any more. Also, there was a scandal surrounding him in 2019 where he was being homophobic and that’s just not ok.
I loved the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants so I was really curious to read this novel set in their adult years. But then I read a spoiler and all my interest vanished.
I know she is a very hyped author and I’ve admittedly only read one book by Colleen Hoover (Ugly Love), but I disliked that book enough that it turned me off from trying any more of her books. Maybe this is unfair of me and I would like her other books. But there’s not enough time to read books we’re not certain about, is there?
Have you read any of these books? If yes, did you love them so much that you think I should give them another chance?