Top 5 Wednesday #13: Books I Will Never Read

Posted August 31, 2016 by Brin in Memes, Top 5 Wednesday / 3 Comments

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey on Youtube and is now hosted by Sam @ ThoughtsOnTomes

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You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you then list your Top 5 books related to the particular topic.

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

number 1 - fifty shades of grey

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

number 2 - beautiful disaster

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

number 3 - taking chances

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

number 4 - don't even think about it

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

number 5 - no one else can have you

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.

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Brin

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3 responses to “Top 5 Wednesday #13: Books I Will Never Read

  1. Haha, nothing in this world or the other would be able to make me read 50 Shades either. I have too much self-respect for that ;).
    Like you, I rarely catch wind of readers/authors drama, but the Hale disaster was too huge to miss. When things like that happen, I simply cross books from my TBR list (this one wasn’t even on it to begin with).

  2. I have read 2 out of the 5 books you listed. Beautiful Disaster does have triggers in it for sure. So I would pass on it if you get anxious reading that stuff. I did enjoy Beautiful Disaster though… 50 Shades of Grey is definitely not as good as everyone says it is. It wasn’t even for the sexy scenes the writing killed it for me. The only thing positive I have to say about that series is it got non-readers reading 😀 Also I just looked up Kathleen Hale and will not be reading anything by her either 😉

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