Books I'll (Probably) Never Read Tag

Sunday, 25 March 2018


I saw this tag on Ariel Bissett's Youtube channel and was like, 'hey I have nothing to post today, why don't I have a go at that?'. I love tag posts because it is really interesting to see how widely people's opinions differ and in the Books I'll (Probably) Never Read tag, you're likely to come across someone including your favourite book or genre. Some people hate that, some people feel really offended, but I don't - we live in a world with seven billion people, if we all had the same favourite book, I would be majorly concerned.


1/ A really hyped book you're not interested in reading?
Oh, where do I begin? Any YA book that is really hyped on Goodreads often makes me take a step back because I have been burned too often by the hoard of love-struck opinions of the masses. Sure, there are exceptions, but most of the time, the books just aren't good as people say they are. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas are ones that instantly come to mind as books I think are probably really shit.

2/ A series you won't start/won't be finishing?
As we speak I am currently scrolling through Goodreads. Because, like the hyped standalones, most of the series on that website that people can't stop waffling on about are generally terrible. One I have seen a lot recently is the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman, which I have no interest whatsoever in picking up.

3/ A classic that you're just not interested in?
Anything by Charles Dickens. The man was apparently paid by the word which, I mean, good on him for trying to get that dolla, but by god, he slips far too often into purple prose for me to be able to get through it without screaming. I also prefer my classics either gothic or full of colour, and therefore the dusty, smog-filled London in which most of his books are set, really doesn't appeal to me.

4/ Any genres you never read?
Hard science-fiction. I have never really been into Star Wars/Trek or anything of the like, and honestly, I just don't think I get it. They are either set in space, which is a big no-no for me, or they feature way too much science for someone so shit at it to wrap my brain around.

5/ A book on your shelves you'll probably never actually read?
This is a hard one, because I would like to think that I will eventually read all of the books I currently have on my shelves. I am also currently in Cardiff, so my shelves have been reduced to 20 or so books that I either deemed important enough to come with me, or I have bought since getting here. Out of those books, the one I am the least likely to get around to actually reading is probably... The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. (Ah, that physically pained me to pick one)

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