Welcome back to our weekly Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
February 20: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading
This is an interesting topic – books you wanted to read but now hold no interest. I dug into my “to read” list over at Goodreads for a little research this week. Because if I’m no longer interested in reading it, I’ve probably forgotten about it. I’ve got a TON of books on that list over there. Looking through some of the old additions to the list, I’m sure some of them were just added in the hopes of winning a free copy. There are some books that I honestly don’t remember adding.
For this week’s list, I went with titles I remember adding but just don’t hold that appeal for me anymore. I wanted to read them at some point, but I know I most likely never will. Not that they aren’t great books – I’m sure they all are fabulous. I’ve just lost that lovin’ feeling.
TTT: I’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
AKA – It’s not you, it’s me.
Started but Not Interested in Finishing
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Classics I Added but I Know I’ll Never Get To
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
I Saw the Movie and I Liked It
A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
I Didn’t See the Movie but thought the Book Might Be Good
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Seduction by M.J. Rose
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Have you read any of these? Will I regret my decision? What book have you changed your mind about? Sound off below, and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one!
7 thoughts on “TTT: I’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling. Or, it’s not you, it’s me.”
The Magicians is one of my favorites, but it is very hit or miss with people. Yes, it’s filled with terrible characters who you aren’t supposed to like — But I was still invested in there story! The trilogy is great — a fun satire of the fantasy genre that has some unique ideas of its own. Maybe give it a shot 🙂
The Magicians doesn’t really interest me either. And I didn’t know We Bought a Zoo was based on a book!
I’ll probably never read The Golden Compass either…
Jonathan Safran Foer and I had a bit of a following out over Everything is Illuminated so even though I love the premise of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close I think I’ll probably give it a miss. Anna Karenina is one I want to read but realistically I probably never will either! Great list!
I read the whole Golden Compass series, and when people ask me about it, I warn them that it might not be for them. There’s some interesting world-building, but there are also some things that are disturbing (a young boy gets a wound that won’t heal, I think in The Subtle Knife) and by the end a fairly anti-theist position that seemed rather heavy-handed to me. So, when my very Catholic sister-in-law suggested she might get them for her middle school son, I pointed her to The Ranger’s Apprentice instead.
I’ve never read any of these, but the one that I was always a bit intrigued by is The Magicians. I don’t know if I’ll ever actually read it though.
I loved the Golden Compass as a kid, and with the release of The Book of Dust I wanted to re-read the series before reading the new book, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. So I get it. Sometimes there are just better things you want to read! There are waaay to many books to choose from!