March 25, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

 Like many of you, I’ve put many books on my TBR list because I was planning to read them once upon a time ago, but that simply didn’t happen. I’ve looked at my list from Goodreads a couple of days ago, and realized that I had no desire to read some of the books I put on my TBR list because of x-y-z reason (which includes the story no longer pertains to what I enjoy reading about, I’ve heard so much about the book that it has become overhyped, and just because).

The books are the list are ones I put years ago when I started blogging (so that’s like six years ago). It’s time for me to let go of these books because I don’t think I’ll ever get to it.

Why I had wanted to read it? A Brief History of Montmary was one of those books that all my friends were reading. They’re all I Capture the Castle fans, so I thought why not?

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? I had initially put off reading it because I was told it’s slow getting into. Me being a mood reader was like “oh, okay, I’ll wait until I get into the mood,” but that never happened. I’ve reread the synopsis recently, and it just doesn’t sound like it’ll keep my attention.

Why I had wanted to read it? Delirium is one of those books that I kept seeing around, so I was like “might as well add it to my TBR.” I don’t think I’ve actually read the synopsis.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? Reading the synopsis made me realized that Delirium is not the book for me. For a while now, I dislike reading Young Adult that has a heavy focus on romance. This book is a world where the government forces everybody to get the procedure “The Cure” from love, and no thank you.

Why I had wanted to read it? During a time when dystopia was popular, THG was one of those staple YA books that everybody read.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? I know what happens—it’s been talked about a lot + I’ve watched the movies, and because of that, I have no desire to read it. I’d rather read Battle Royale since THG takes inspiration from it.

Why I had wanted to read it? I was a massive fan of Daniel Handler. I wanted to read this, but I wanted a physical copy of it, but it never happened.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? 1. Have you read about Daniel Handler’s racist jokes about Jacqueline Woodson and his inappropriate treatment of women? and 2. Outside of The Basic Eight and the Lemony Snicket series, his recent stories are not good.

Why I had wanted to read it? I don’t know why I wanted to read this. I think it’s one of those books I saw somebody rave about and was like “okay *add to TBR list.”

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? It doesn’t sound like anything I like reading. I assume it’s romance heavy and no thank you!

Why I had wanted to read it? Because I read Anna the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, I wanted to read this to finish the series.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? The synopsis of Isla and the Happily Ever After never interested me from day one when it was announced. Contemporary YA with a romance focus isn’t what I enjoy reading anymore.

Why I had wanted to read it? Once upon a time, I enjoyed Rainbow Rowell’s writing. I love the fanfiction aspect because that is just my life. Also, I’m a sucker for that gorgeous cover.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? THE HYPE GOT ME. People kept talking about it. The hardcover kept being released in different color covers. I kept putting it off. I don’t think I’m gonna read it anymore since I only ever enjoyed one book by her.

Why I had wanted to read it? It’s Sarah Dessen! I read her books when I was a teen.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? What I enjoyed reading when I was a teen does not apply anymore now that I’m an adult. Like Isla and the Happily Ever After, I don’t enjoy reading contemporary YA romances.

Why I had wanted to read it? Gayle Forman was a must-read author because everybody I knew loved her.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? Well, I’ve read the first couple of chapters, but somebody spoiled the ending for me, and when I’ve been spoiled, I have no desire to read it.

Why I had wanted to read it? I enjoyed Pivot Point, and since Split Second is the second book, I wanted to read it.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? I don’t remember what happened in Pivot Point, and I don’t feel like rereading it, so reading Split Second is out of the question.

Why I had wanted to read it? I liked the idea of a girl trying to find normalcy during and after being part of a hit reality show.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? I did real a few chapters yearrrrs ago, but I have no desire to read it just because. I don’t think I’ll find myself wanting to read this.

Why I had wanted to read it? I wanted to learn about Queen Levana’s backstory.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? I’ve had it sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now, and I realized I would be totally fine not reading it.

Why I had wanted to read it? It was toted as a reimagining of The Arabian Nights, and I was all about that.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? Romance. I can’t do it.

Why I had wanted to read it? High-tech stunt girls? Yes.

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? I don’t have the attention span to sit through the intense bits. I get too antsy. It just won’t work.

Why I had wanted to read it? It has a girl who would prefer if her life’s like a book. Who doesn’t wish that?

Why I don’t want to read it anymore? Romance.

What books did you want to read a long time ago, but don’t have the desire to anymore? Any books on my list? Tell me about them!

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5 Responses to “DISCUSSION • Books I Wanted To Read A Long Time Ago, But Not Anymore”

  1. This is sooooo relevant for me. I have an entire shelf of books that my bf has dubbed my “shelf of shame” because I’ve purchased them and have not yet read them, and at this point I’m not sure I ever will…but I feel so guilty getting rid of them since I paid for them! Also I tried reading Delirium and I couldn’t stand it…the market was just so over saturated with YA dystopians when it was written and it’s not really brining anything new to the table.

  2. Haley says:

    I love The Hunger Games, but your reasons for not wanting to read it sound extremely similar to why I no longer want to read Divergent. I really, really wanted to when it came out, especially since I had a friend who became completely obsessed with the series, but at this point, I really don’t have much of a desire to. I still might if I ever happen to stumble upon the book or something, but I’m not going out of my way to get my hands on it.

  3. I’m totally with you on Split Second! I have a beautiful hardcover of Pivot Point on my shelves but I don’t feel like re-reading at all since I kind of grew out of the author’s writing and think I won’t enjoy it as much as I did the first time I read it. So I haven’t gotten a copy and I don’t think I’ll ever get to it.

  4. Tasya says:

    Ahaha I totally feel you in this post! My goodreads shelf is a mess too from all the impulse click I did in that website. I didn’t enjoy Delirium and Fangirl, which is something I should’ve seen miles away coming since I didn’t enjoy romance in general *shrug* I recently removed Isla too but it’s because I can’t even read Lola without getting angry every 5 pages or so. I think I just outgrown YA contemporary.

  5. I’m rereading Delirium right now. It’s definitely about love! I love the concept so much, but I think it focuses too much on romantic love, what about all the different types of love?

    I think I lost interest in a good part of books on my reading list; particularly vampires books.


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