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:
‣ 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?
‣ 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 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!