Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way.
– Top 10 Books I’m No Longer Interested In –
This one was a bit of a hard one this week as I went through my Goodreads TBR shelf and got rid of anything I was no longer interested in reading. So a lot of the books you see below are ones that I’ve managed to dig out from the back of my brain to remember!
1. Anything by J.K Rowling
It pains me to say this but I’ve pretty much completely eradicated anything to do with J.K from my life and it makes me really sad. Harry Potter was such a huge part of my childhood and I would have poured over books like A History of Magic just a few years ago. However, given J.K’s conduct over the past few years, including supporting Johnny Depp, becoming a complete sell out, and even sharing tweets from young people who have said something anti-J.K to encourage her following to tear them apart, means that I have completely disowned her. No matter how much I loved Harry Potter I simply cannot support her work anymore and she has completely ruined the franchise for me anyway.
2. Anything by Kazuo Ishiguro
I loved Never Let Me Go so much that I started building a little Ishiguro collection. I read both When We Were Orphans and The Remains of the Day but found them so incredibly boring that I just can’t bring myself to ever pick up another Ishiguro novel.
3. Turtles All The Way Down – John Green
Similarly to Ishiguro, I had a right little John Green collection going on a few years back but completely fell out of love with his writing as I read more of his books. That’s right, reading more of John Green’s books ruined my love for him rather than developing my love! By the time I got to reading TFIOS and Will Grayson, Will Grayson I had finally clocked that ALL THE CHARACTERS ARE ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME and I just felt like the plots were being reused over and over again. So, no interest in Turtles All The Way Down for me.
4. The Hazel Wood – Melissa Albert
I had been really excited to read The Hazel Wood back when everyone was getting their hands on ARCs. I hadn’t been lucky enough to get approved for an ARC for it, which turned out to be a relief actually once the reviews started pouring out and I saw how many people hadn’t actually enjoyed it! Soon after I removed it from my TBR and saved myself the trouble of reading it.
5. 27 Hours – Tristina Wright
This was one book that I was livid that I didn’t approved for an ARC of it, but once again now I’m really glad because oh boy, talk about Death of the Author. A super queer space story? Hell yeah. An author who is accused of sexual assault and then causes a load of shit in response to said accusation? Hell no. Soon after Wright’s retaliation to the allegations, I removed 27 Hours from my TBR as it’s not an author I was to be supporting at all.
There is nothing wrong with these last 5 books or authors (as far as I’m aware) but after languishing on my TBR for 6 years I decided to finally remove them as my interest in them all had completely waned, or in some cases (like Fight Club) I had started reading the first few chapters but couldn’t get into the book at the time and have no interest in trying again.