Ten Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.

This week’s list is all about books that we no longer want to read. I feel kind of bad making this list. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the author or their efforts in writing the book. It’s just not for me anymore.

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

Initially I was really excited about this book, but I’ve heard such mixed things and think I need a break from the genre.

The Heir (The Selection, #4)

After reading The One, I totally didn’t feel the need to continue.

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

I tried to start this series, but I totally lost interest.

Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)

I’m working on watching the TV show at the moment (late I know!) and I’ve always had the book series on my radar. I’m not sure I want to commit to it.

Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)

I’ve heard mixed things about this series!

Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark, #1)

I enjoyed the Divergent trilogy, but I’m not that sure I want to read this one!

This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)

I really loved the first book in the duology but I think I’ve left it too long before reading this one, meaning I’m not really that bothered about it.

Jackaby (Jackaby, #1)

I initially really wanted to read this, but reviews have put me off it slightly.

The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2)

I didn’t love the first book, so I’m not compelled to read the next one!

Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle, #2)

I’m not intending to carry on as I didn’t love Rebel Belle as much as I wanted to!

Do you think I should give any of these books a go? Convince me!

Let me know about the books you’ve decided not to read!

69 thoughts on “Ten Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

  1. I didn’t love “Rebel Belle” either, so “Miss Mayhem” made my list this week. I’m sad I didn’t like it as well as anticipated because the concept is fun. I plan to finish those ‘Selection’ books (soon-ish) but like you don’t see “Carve the Mark” or “Maze Runner” in my reading future. Didn’t love the film for the latter, and as for the former, well, there’s LOTS of controversy surrounding the story as I remember.

  2. I’ve also got The Maze Runner on my list and I abandoned Pretty Little Liars yonks ago.

    However, I must take the time to defend Red Rising! Even if you don’t carry on with the series, I’d highly recommend giving the first book a go. It has a very different feel to the rest of the books – more YA than adult scifi – but the characters are ridiculously well written and it’s so gripping. I’m biased because it’s my favourite book of all time, but it’s also the only book I’ve ever reread more than once – I think I’m on four times and counting, and I still love every moment!

    You can find my Top Ten Tuesday here.

  3. Oooh so many of these could have been on my list as well! I really enjoyed the first Maze Runner book, but the rest of the series went downhill from there, unfortunately. Great list! 🙂

  4. I have copies of Maze Runner and PLL. I also don’t think that I will read them. Enjoy PLL though. I watched a few seasons and really liked it. I have been planning to complete the series. Just haven’t had the chance to.

  5. I stalled out with Across the Universe too. I just couldn’t get into it. And I have Maze Runner but I’ve heard mixed things too, so I just don’t know… Red rising isn’t my thing either I don’t think, even though I’ve seen some rave reviews.

  6. A couple of these are on my list too: Carve the Mark and the second book in the Maze Runner series. I thought the first book was just ‘okay’ so I’m not sure I’ll return for the rest of the series. Maybe one day! Red Rising is on my TBR and I think I might give it a go this year!
    Here’s my TTT.

  7. The Maze Runner made my list as well! The copy I own actually belongs to my sister, I just don’t feel motivated to read it anymore. I felt the same way about The Selection series, IO read the first 3 and felt it ended nicely enough that I didn’t need to read the others, I hadn’t heard great things after The One anyway! I managed to get through the first 2 PLL books, but I felt they were a bit too same-y, I never watched the TV show, but I know the rest of the series won’t be finding it’s way onto my TBR! great list, here’s my TTT: https://bookmuffin.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/books-im-no-longer-interested-in-reading/

  8. I also found it hard to make this list. I hate to say never but frankly you can’t read everything. The only book I would encourage you to try is Red Rising. I really enjoyed it and the following two in the series although I’ve not read the most recent book.
    Lynn 😀

  9. Well, I must say pretty much all of those are on my list, and I am most curious about Kiera Cass’ novels, since I haven’t read any yet and the blurps and the covers are really nice ♥

  10. Dashner has been kicked out of a professional society for repeated sexual harassment, so I’d feel fine giving Maze Runner a miss. I agree that Red Rising and Carve the Mark have mixed enough reviews that I haven’t felt compelled to pick either one up. I really didn’t like Dorothy Must Die, and Jackaby was fine, but I felt no need to continue the series. Basically, I think you know what you’re doing and can focus your attention on all the more-awesome books out there instead of any of these!

  11. I regret my impulse buy of the Maze Runner series. This is why I should not be allowed to shop alone cause I always impulse buy books when they’re at a bargain price haha. I’ve never been interested in the series tbh.

  12. I haven’t read a single one of these, although i did attempt to read Red Rising. I’m not a big Sci-Fi reader but even still, it was not good. lol

  13. I don’t get the whole hype surrounding The Selection series. I read the first 3 books and I literally skipped about 70% of book 2 and 3 because nothing new happened and I was perfectly capable of understanding the story after skipping 50 pages at once. The chances of me ever finishing this series is almost none existing!

  14. Interesting list! I’ve got Dorothy Must Die and The Wicked Will Rise on my TBR – I bought them when there was major hype surrounding them and now it has worn off, but hopefully I’ll read them both at some point 😊

  15. I’m soo sad that you won’t be reading the Heir.
    Heres the deal, I HATED the first three selection books, basically America’s story. But in the last two, which are Aidlyn (I’m not sure if I’m spelling her name right) it was actually pretty awesome. I went on and on about how much I loved them in my reviews. I feel like Kiera learned her lessons from the first three and really improved her books. So maybe just give it a shot? Like I really hated on Kiera in The Elite and The One but was totally impressed in The Heir and The Crown….*hoping

  16. This initially seems like a tough topic but in actuality there are a few books I originally wanted to read but have changed my mind on as well. Really I think it is when you like a book or two in a series and then you hear something bad about the next installment and you don’t care to read it anymore. It sucks getting burned by a finale. But I did really enjoy This Shattered World though and would like to finish the series with the last, someday. 🙂

  17. I read Across the Universe and thought it was okay — but it didn’t make enough of an impression for me to want to go any further. That seems to happen with me a lot with series, actually. The first book has to be amazing in order to make continuing feel worth the effort!

  18. The Maze Runner was really underwhelming for me, and now with allegations against the author I’m really not going to read the sequels… And you’re definitely not missing much on the heir; I absolutely LOVED America and pretty much hated her whiny, spoiled, b*tchy daughter (and an extremely unsatisfying love…polygon).

  19. I haven’t read any of these, so I can’t help you decide to read them. I hope you like any that you decide to read! I have a hard time letting books go. I hold on to them thinking I’ll be in the mood for them eventually. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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