This top 10 tuesday @ that artsy reader girl was terrible to do at first, to just realize the spark was dead between me and these books. BOOK FEELINGS WERE definitely HURT. But I’m a mood reader so it was also very liberating.|no book was entirely safe|
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Books I’ve decided I’m no longer interested in reading
1. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng
Mysterious secrets and suburban drama in OHIO (-*my*home*state*-). I was honestly just going to read this because it takes place in Ohio and that has never happened????? Well maybe in LeBron James’ or the Cleveland Torso Murder’s nonfiction, but as far as I know Ohio is the rarest possible fiction bird. But sadly “Little Fires Everything” doesn’t have a strong enough premise to draw me in anymore.
2. “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng
oh my this looks like I have something against Celeste Ng’s writing style but actually it’s just another failed premise.
BUT ALERT I JUST REALIZED THIS ALSO TAKES PLACE IN OHIO AND THE 70S MY SPIRIT DECADE?????????
I wish this book didn’t feel too domestic-drama-esque.
3. “The You I’ve Never Known” by Ellen Hopkins
I’m not familiar with Ellen Hopkins, but I know she’s popular and writes on dark themes and I love books like that, but this book is 590 pgs and I’m not sure the plot will withstand that length???
It’s basically about one pregnant teen with an abusive mother and another girl who (maybe?) was kidnapped by her dad as a child and now her mom is back and wants to bring all of that up.
my Goodreads friends’ reviews are extraordinarily mixed, ranging from 1 star to 5, so I’m going safe and just not trying.
4. “These Broken Stars” by Amie Kaufman
A spaceship crashes into a random planet leaving just two survivors, literally the richest girl “IN THE UNIVERSE” (my god?????) and a poor boy. WAIT WILL THEY FALL IN LOVE????
I compulsively compare this to Carswell and Cress and nothing will ever be Carswell and Cress.
and I was hoping for ONE BOOK that didn’t go there with romance. I love romance very much, but for the love of God let the boy and girl JUST be best friends ONCE????? I will swear until I’m dead, there are not enough books representing platonic relationships that are as strong or stronger than romance.
5. “Scarlet” by AC Gaughen
I forget how this came to be on my TBR, but it’s basically Robin Hood/girl-disguised-as-boy because that’s not old.
6. “Everless” by Sara Holland
In this universe, life serves as currency and you can extract time from another person’s life to add to your own. But I’ve heard it’s low quality and predictable.
“…(she) finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again.”
*exasperated pause because I’ve been too exposed to love triangles*
7. “Nice Try, Jane Sinner” by Lianne Oelke
It’s not that I’m no longer interested, it’s just that TWO libraries in my area don’t carry this book. not one. but two. what could this possible mean??????? I feel superstitious when libraries don’t have something.
but it’s all about YA depression and dry humor so perchance one day more
8. “Caraval” by Stephanie Garber
“ohmigod, i have to save meh sister”
She went outside and look what happened. read books instead you little sheet.
9. “Mask of Shadows” by Linsey Miller
bloggers/reviewers I dearly respect gave this 2 stars and I’m going to blindly trust them.
10. “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell
it sounds too adorable??? is my heart really that befouled??? The lead sounds like a girl I can relate to FOR ALL TIME as a hardcore fan and she’s even in college???????? but I feel like I’m otherwise interested just because everyone else has read it and I don’t want to be that person 2018.
But not even Klingons can stop me from reading Carry On!!!! SO EXCITED FOR CARRY ON
have you read any of these books??? am I making hasty decisions?