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Books I’ll Probably Never Read

This is only my second ever book tag and I just want to thank Madison @ Madison’s Inkwell so, so much for thinking of me! Make sure you check her page out as it’s absolutely fantastic and filled with some amazing posts. This is definitely an interesting tag to fill in as I always tend to put a lot more focus on what I want to read, rather than what I don’t. I’ve actually probably forgotten some fairly obvious answers tbh which I’m sure I’ll remember later on. Sorry in advance if any books that you love appear on here.

1. A really hyped book you’re not interested in reading

I struggled a little bit with this question at first as I’ve recently changed my mind about a lot of hyped book. I really wasn’t interested in reading The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo for instance but after seeing so many glowing reviews I’ve changed my mind. Although I’m admittedly still not in too much of a rush to pick it up thanks to the size of my TBR.

Once I remembered Life Of Pi I almost slapped myself on the head for overlooking it however. I’m sorry to anyone who loves it but I honestly can’t see the appeal at all. I haven’t given it a chance so maybe I’m wrong about it but I just can’t really see the appeal of a book that is set in a small boat occupied by a man and a tiger. How on earth does anything even happen?

2. A series you won’t start or won’t be finishing

This was the hardest question for me to answer and I honestly don’t know why because surely there are a lot of series out there that I don’t want to read? Yet as soon as I tried to think of any my mind annoyingly went blank. I really wanted to go for a YA option as that’s what I read the most but, for now, I can’t seem to think of one. (I was so, so tempted to say Night World but that seemed like cheating as I want to read the final book, I just don’t think it’s ever going to come out).

So instead I’ve gone for American Gods which I feel could be a rather controversial choice. I tried watching the show last year and I really could not get into it. A few years ago I also read Coraline and, perhaps because I’d only just seen the film, didn’t really rate it much either. Considering my dislike of the TV adaptation and my experience with one of the author’s books I’m definitely not in a hurry to try and read American Gods. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying I’ll never read a book by Neil Gaiman as I expect I will but I’m definitely not going to start with this one. I feel like it would be a foolish choice as I’m already wary of it so I’d rather go for a book of his that seems to appeal to me. Neverwhere is the book of his that I plan to pick up first and then maybe if I end up enjoying his books I’ll give this one a chance. I also saw when looking these up that they’re standalones set in the same world but they were listed on Goodreads as a series so I’m hoping they count. If not then the other series that comes to mind is The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy for some reason.

3. A classic you’re not interested in reading

Truthfully I always find myself in two minds about reading classics; I feel like I should read them but I’m worried that they won’t really capture my interest. There are some that I plan to read, I just don’t really know when I’ll get around to them as there’s always so much else that I desperately want to read on my TBR. That being said this was still a surprisingly easy answer for me.

So I know that a lot of people think Shakespeare’s work is absolutely amazing but it honestly doesn’t appeal to me in the slightest. The stories that are being told are fascinating, sure, but I can’t get passed the language and the writing is a pretty major part of any book. I could have simplified things and picked one particular story of William Shakespeare’s but as I have no intention of reading any of his works, it made sense to go for the entire collection.

4. A genre you never read

I think I’ll have to go with Literary Fiction for this one. I can’t rule it out entirely as I’m sure there are a couple of books that fall into that category that I’d love to read but on the whole it’s the genre that appeals to me least. I guess I just think that a lot of these books sound a bit dull?

5. A book on your shelves you’ll probably never actually read

Ooh this is easy for me and it really shouldn’t be. My answer should be ‘well I bought them all so of course I want to read them’ but I got a bit addicted to buying books a couple of years ago, especially in The Works where they were all ridiculously cheap. Whilst there I bought The Charmer by Mandasue Heller and I honestly don’t know why as it doesn’t really appeal to me. To be fair I might read it eventually but I’m definitely not even remotely in a rush to do so.

So those are the books that I’ll probably never read. The chances are that I’ve forgotten some fairly obvious ones too!

I nominate these wonderful people who have some absolutely spectacular blogs that you should definitely check out:

Sophie @ Me and Ink
Emma @ AFCTL
Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

Obviously it’s entirely up to you if you want to do the tag or not, I just love your blogs and wanted to give them a mention. If you do decide to do this then I look forward to reading your answers (:

And thank you so, so much to Madison for tagging me; I’ll post the other tag a bit later in the week but I love both of them!!

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27 thoughts on “Books I’ll Probably Never Read

    1. Yeah it doesn’t strike me as something that I’d enjoy. I might give it a chance, eventually, but there are so many books that I’m much more eager to read. I also think the film critics raving about the movie so much put me off too; I have no idea why but generally when they go on about how wonderful a film is I end up hating it :L

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  1. I’m so glad you changed your mind about Evelyn Hugo – I was so nervous to read it, but I’m so glad I did, it’s such a fantastic book. I hope you’ll feel the same way! 😀

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      1. I get that, in that case it’s always better to wait until we feel… ready and not too eager either, because that can ruin a reading experience unfortunately 😦

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  2. I’ve watched the movie for the life of pi and it had a interested ending but overall I didn’t love it so I don’t think I will pick up this book either!!
    I’m always in two minds about classics too and I don’t particularly feel the urge to read Shakespeare– I just don’t think it is for me at all!!
    Thank you so much for the nomination. I look forward to doing this and thank you for the kind words 💕

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    1. Really? I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of watching the movie :L I think it’s a critics thing again – they loved it so I was instantly wary. The only semi recent film that they’ve raved about and I’ve actually enjoyed is The King’s Speech :L
      Yeah I’m worried about the way that they’re written. I do want to try and give a few a chance (mostly Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice and Wuthering Heights as I always see them mentioned. Also Vanity Fair for some reason too :L)I’m just more interested in catching up with my TBR first though :L But I definitely agree with you, Shakespeare really isn’t for me either. I can’t deal with the way that it’s written; I know some people love it but I really don’t /:
      Its okay, I love your blog 💛💛 I look forward to seeing your answers 😀

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      1. Yeah I only watched it because my grandma wanted to see it and none of my family was overly impressed with it– although some scenes were visually stunning!! I don’t always trust critic’s views either– it just isn’t always my thing.
        Yes same but like you sound I would give some a try– Jane Eyre is one I might try too. Yeah Shakespeare’s writing seems like hard work really!! I’m glad others love it though 🙂
        Aw… thank you so much!! ❤

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      2. Oh right. At least some of the scenes were stunning then 😀 I can’t figure out some of the films that they’ve raved about. My dad had The Shape Of Water on and that was just bizarre. I didn’t like that one at all.
        Yeah that one does sound interesting. Definitely. I think I’d rather just read retellings of his stories :L

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    1. I hope you get a chance to pick it up and enjoy it if you do. It’d be interesting to know what you think of it if you manage to.
      Yes from what I saw of the show, before giving up, it did seem pretty bizarre. I just feel guilty for feeling that way though as it’s created by such a highly rated author.

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      1. Maybe one day!
        The concept of American Gods is great and yep Neil Gaiman is such a talented writer, but the book just wasn’t for me and neither was the show 😛 There was bits I liked about both, but not my thing on the whole. Which I don’t fee too bad about cause I know lots of people enjoyed both a lot!
        Stardust is the only book of his I’ve read otherwise, which I enjoyed so I should try more of his books! How about you? 😊

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      2. Yes I agree, the concept sounds amazing. It seems like the sort of thing that I’d love but from what I saw of it, it just seemed a bit bizarre. I’m glad you enjoyed Stardust 😊 I’ve only read Coraline which I didn’t overly enjoy (hence why I feel so bad 😅). I think maybe it’s because I saw the film first? Because in that case I enjoyed the movie. I do want to try Neverwhere sometime as it sounds interesting. Plus I’ve had Good Omens highly recommended to me recently so hopefully I’ll get on better with one of those. Or Stardust as it is on my TBR and it’s a relief to know that you enjoyed that one.

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