Greetings fellow book dragons!
This is a weekly meme within the book community that was created by GingerReadsLainey, but is now hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes. If you’re interested in participating, find out more on the Goodreads group!
This week’s topic is Books You Will NEVER Read! Another self-explanatory one. These are some of the books that I hear a lot of other people talk about, and based on their reviews and what I read from each book’s synopsis, I just have no desire to ever read these.
Here are my picks in no particular order:
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I just don’t think that this was necessary. From what I have heard or read from others, too many aspects of the story just seem off, from the writing, the characters, the plot, etc. At first, I thought I should just read it since it has officially been made a part of the canon, and by not reading it, I would be missing out or losing something from the story. Plus, it’s Harry Potter! However, the more that I hear about it, I’ll just conclude the story at book seven and move on, as I wish the entire franchise could have done as well.
2. A Little Life
I’ve heard a lot of people describe this one as “torture porn.” While apparently very beautifully written, this book paints a very devastating, depressing, and bleak view of life. The main character faces hardship after hardship and to such an extent that when the next horrible thing happens, many readers were left saying, “Of course it did!” I am an extremely empathetic and sensitive person. I feel everything and while I do like reading stories about the struggles of humanity and the ways in which one can overcome or be defeated by those situations, this one seems to present too many harsh realities that my soul would have a hard time bearing. And yes, I am completely aware of how “privileged” that sounds: It is a whole lot easier for me to read about it than to endure what real people do all day every day. There are a lot of people who have strongly connected with this story, as though the author wrote about their own personal lives; however, it’s just a little too much heartbreak for me.
3. The Nest
This is one of those that is so hyped up that I’m totally turned off by it. I get the sense that there is a lot of unnecessary drama from very shallow people and the fact that it is all tied into waiting on large sums of money just makes it even more cringe inducing.
4. The Selection
When I heard someone describe how it was like The Bachelor, I immediately said nope.
5. Not That Kind of Girl
I’m not a fan of the author, so that alone doesn’t make me want to read this, but more importantly, the narcissism is strong with this one. Time is short and my patience is thin.
So those are my picks for this week. I am slightly surprised at how many of these receive such high ratings and here I am refusing to read them. Such is the nature of unpopular opinions! Have you read any of these? What books will you never read? Let me know in the comments!