I saw this tag posted by Evelyn at Evelyn Reads and thought it looked really fun. I need a tag that disuades me from buying more books LOL!
I have no idea who created this but Evelyn thinks it was created by Nicole @Nicole and her books on Booktube, so we’ll go with that. 🙂
A popular book everyone loves but you have no interest in reading?
Hmm, this is tough because I do like checking out so many of the popular books even if it’s just to dip my toes in and see what it’s about. I’m going to say The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. Other than Best Served Cold, I have zero interest in checking out The First Law series–I’m just not much for grimdark and don’t like nihilism even if it’s cleverly written. 🙂
A classic book/author you don’t have an interest in reading?
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I know that this is a classic of the SF genre, I just have no interest in reading it. For one, I don’t want to support the author, and for two, I’m just think it’s not a good fit for me as a reader.
An author whose books you have no interest in reading?
I’m going to say….Robert Heinlein. I just think that his books are not something I’d enjoy and so I’ll pass.
A problematic author whose books you have no interest in reading?
Marion Zimmer Bradley. It’s a shame because her books look really good and she also collaborated with some of my favorite authors back in the day. But I just don’t want to have anything to do with things she touched because I’d always have her horrible actions in the back of my mind.
An author you have read a couple books from and decided their books are not for you?
John Steinbeck. Look, I’ve already read a bunch of Steinbeck in high school and that’s why I have NO interest in reading any more of his stuff. I hate his writing, I hate his depressing ass stories, I hate his books with the burning passion of a thousand suns. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.
A genre you have no interest in OR genre you tried and couldn’t get into?
I think grimdark fantasy is pretty much not for me. There are a very few books that may be considered grimdark that I’ve enjoyed but it’s just not for me. Also cyberpunk. I’m not really a cyberpunk person. I think I like it in film and tv but it just doesn’t interest me in book form.
A book you bought but will never read OR a library book you borrowed but returned unread?
Oh well to my shame I’ve returned many library books unread LOL. The latest was A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris–which I still mean to read but just wasn’t in the mood at the time I had it out! A book I’ve bought that I will never read? There are so many that I probably won’t get to but I’m always optimistic! 🙂
A series you have no interest in reading OR a series you started but have DNF’ed?
The Pliocene Exile books by Julian May. I tried with the first book, I really did, but the writing style turned me off and I just couldn’t get into the story. It’s a shame because the premise seems really fascinating.
A new release you have no interest in reading?
Oh, I got this one! Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline. Not only because I didn’t read the first book, but just because I have no desire to read a book that’s mostly driven by nostalgia. I have Stranger Things to scratch that itch. 😉
And that’s it for this tag! I’m not going to tag anyone but if you like this one consider yourself tagged!