This week’s topic is: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading
I purged by TBR a few months ago so I have a lot of books that I could have included in this list. I’ll limit myself to 10.
1. The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin
I know it’s not out yet (and there’s a possibility that it never will) but I have abandoned this series and so I will never read this book. I tried to reread the other books in the series but found them utterly dull the second time around.
I haven’t watched the show either since the first season.
2. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
I read the first two books in the series but I’m just not interested anymore. There are too many books in the series and it’s not even finished yet.
I will continue with the A Court of Thorns and Roses series though because it’s only a trilogy.
3. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Another YA series that I’m just not fussed about. I did like the first book but not as much as I expected to. I might decide to read it one day but for now it has been removed from my TBR.
I could be convinced to read it if someone says that it’s better than the first book though!
4. Ulysses by James Joyce
I was determined to read this but I’ve decided against it, at least for now, because I’m just not intrigued by it. I don’t think I can deal with the stream of consciousness thing to be honest.
However, I do want to read either Dubliners because it’s a collection of short stories.
5. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
I removed this from my TBR for practical reasons. It’s 1,350 pages long and I just don’t have the time or the patience for this right now. I know that I won’t have time in the near future either.
Hopefully I will read it one day but for now I have no interest in reading it.
6. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
I put this on my TBR during my second year of university because it was mentioned in one of my modules and I don’t know why I decided that I want to read it. I’m no longer interested in it so it has finally been removed from my TBR. I haven’t even thought about reading it since 2013 so I don’t know why it took so long for me to remove it.
7. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
I’ve just lost all interest in this book. I really, really wanted to read it for years and now I just don’t. It’s a shame really but that’s life.
I might change my mind again one day, and I really hope I do, but for now I’m not going to read Cloud Atlas.
8. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
I added this book to my TBR after a recommendation from a friend so I feel sort of guilty about this.
It was on my TBR for a couple of years but I never actively thought about reading it. I would have kept it on my TBR if I’d bought it but I haven’t so it’s gone from my TBR now.
9. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
I put this on my TBR back in college, when I was about 16, and I’m just not interested in it anymore.
This is another book that I might put back on my TBR at some point in the future but for now it’s staying off my to-read list.
10. Divergent by Veronica Roth
I actually forgot that this was on my TBR until I was sorting through it. I think that explains why I’ve decided that I’m no longer interested in reading it. I think I’ve grown out of this type of book too. There’s nothing wrong with them but it’s just for me at this present time.
Have you recently purged your TBR? What did you remove?