Books I’ll Probably Never Read

I like to think of myself as a realist. A pessimistic realist. Is that a thing? If it’s not, I’m making it a thing. Anyway, I saw this tag on the Orangutan Librarian’s blog and pretty much took the liberty of tagging myself in it because I thought it would be fun.

A really hyped book you’re not interested in reading?

Can all of them be my answer? Lmao because this is almost not an exaggeration. I tend to shy away from over-hyped books because a) most of it is YA and that’s not really my thing, although I do read it and b) I am so incredibly particular about what books I enjoy and for some reason I have found that hyped books normally leave me disappointed. I don’t know why, but just so we’re clear about what I mean by this I made a handy little graph.

Correlation Between Book’s Popularity and Libby’s Enjoyment Level of Said Book

But in all seriousness, these are the first three that came to mind:

toalltheboys   eleanorpark   dimplerishi

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I’m not a huge YA contemporary/romance person and all of these fall into that category. I don’t really see myself ever reading these books even though a lot of people have really loved them.

A series you won’t start/don’t plan on finishing?


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Fantasy is my favourite genre and I’d pretty much read anything that falls into this category–if I had the time–but this series is an exception to the rule. I know a ton of people adore Sarah J. Maas but a few people whose reviews I really trust didn’t enjoy ACOTAR. I have a feeling I am not going to like these ones. And there are so many of them. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

A classic that you just aren’t interested in?

prideandpre   emma   sense adn sense

‣ Anything by Jane Austen

Her stuff absolutely does not appeal to me. At all. Maybe you can convince me otherwise, but I just can’t imagine myself ever enjoying something by her.

Any genres you’ve never read?

I honestly don’t think so. I enjoy most genres and have probably read something from every one. Of course, maybe not every sub-sub-sub genre but I’m probably not even aware that some sub-sub-sub genres even exist.

A book on your shelves you’ll never actually read?

moby dick

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

It’s just way too long, bro. I love the ocean and I love whales and I normally enjoy classic books but I don’t think I’ll ever find the motivation to actually read this. Maybe one day (probably not) but definitely not any time soon.

Because I tagged myself in this now I’m tagging you!

18 thoughts on “Books I’ll Probably Never Read

  1. I’ve read every single book in this post and actually enjoyed most of them, especially Emma and the ACOTAR sequels. I’m the complete opposite of you when it comes to hype. Even when I don’t think I’ll enjoy a book at all, the hype almost always wears me down. But I found some of my favorite books, like Station Eleven, because that way – so it has it’s uses 🙂

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    1. For sure! I think I’m just hyper critical of everything which is something I need to work on. But there have definitely been cases where the hype has wooed me into trying a novel. Like Illuminae that I actually just finished a few weeks ago and loved! I’m glad you enjoyed the books on this list even though I may never get to them!


  2. Tbh, all these books (minus Jane Austen) I wouldn’t read either. I freaking loathed ACOTAR with all my being, and I’ve heard there were very annoying aspects to the contemporary novels you picked. Also I’ve heard Moby Dick just sucks as classic. 😂

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  3. I never listen to hyped posts and while i saw ACOTAR series had a lot of negative reviews and a lot of people hating on it, surprisingly I decided to pick it up and just form my own opinion.

    ACOTAR become one of my favourite all time series, and I finished up the ToG series by the same author and it’s also my favourite. It’s just something about those that made me love fantasy so much now.

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