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Today’s Topic is: Books I Will Never Read
Oooh, this is a fun topic! I feel a bit mean listing books I never, ever want to read (but I also feel kinda good about it too – does that make me a sociopath? lol) but there are some books I just have zero desire to read. Here are my top 5 books:
1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
This should have big, flashing neon signs pointing to it. It is by far and away the book I least want to read. I swear I am not a book snob (if people genuinely enjoyed this book/series; more power to them) but it just really isn’t my cup of tea. I have absolutely no desire to see the movie either. I am not a huge fan of bondage etc. so this book really doesn’t appeal to me at all.
2. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
I have seen so many negative reviews for this book and it appears to have elements I would personally find triggering so I am definitely staying away from this one. I may be missing something really good but to be honest, I feel the state of my mental health is too precarious to try this one so I’m out (at least for now).
3. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
I am not a fan of love triangles so this book is definitely not for me. The plot seems to revolve around the triangle specifically (and is very central to the story) so while I can and sometimes do read books where the dreaded love triangle is present, as this one is pretty integral to the plot, this is also a big no for me.
4. Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
I was really looking forward to this book but I had to put it down after a few chapters because the multiple POVs were really confusing for me. It’s a shame because I really like the concept and I have heard some really great things about the author. I am definitely not averse to trying Sarah Mlynowski other works though.
5. No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
I try not to get involved in any blogger/author drama and most of the time I am in a little world of my own so I don’t even hear any of it until well after the fact but it was impossible to miss this particular author’s rampage against a well-known blogger. I have no insider knowledge of the goings on whatsoever but the lengths the author went to in response to a negative comment/review of her book were terrifying.
It shouldn’t have happened and I would not want to be on the firing line personally (it was bad enough witnessing it from the sidelines) so I feel like it is a pretty good idea to avoid this author’s books. It’s a pity because the book in question did seem quirky enough to appeal to me.