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TAG: Books I’ll (Probably) Never Read

Tag TuesdaySo I was on booktube, yet again, and was watching some of Ariel Bissett’s videos and I came across this tag. Even though I was not tagged I thought it would be a ton of fun to do! I will insert her video at the end so you can watch it too if you would like.

The Questions:

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

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
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A year or so ago this book was featured in book hauls, review, blogs, and it seemed like everyone was reading it and was super excited. I on the other hand just was not interested. When I buy or read a book I want to know a little bit about the plot and such, but this book had a description that didn’t really tell me much. Plus, since all the hype I have heard some not so god things.

2/ A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing?

Fallen Kingdoms

Mountain ViewI read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it, I gave it four stars. Even though I liked it so much I decided not to continue with the series because I did not want to commit.

3/ A classic that you’re just not interested in?

Fahrenheit 451

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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Both of these have been talked about by my friends and family members. I have been told “you have to read it” so many times, but I just don’t feel inclined to do so. If you have read either of these let me know, I am curious to what you think.

4/ Any genres you never read?

Satire, I don’t really gravitate towards it. Maybe one day I will give it a go,  but not today.

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

Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison

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The reasons I don’t think I am going to read this is because it is a dystopian/end of the world book, which is a subject I don’t always enjoy and when I picked this up I was unaware it was a series. Lately, I have been getting tired of reading series. I am gravitations towards stand alone books.

What book on your TBR are you unlikely to read?I hope you enjoyed the tag, if you want to do it please feel free!Ariel Bissett’s Video

5 thoughts on “TAG: Books I’ll (Probably) Never Read

  1. Well, I read Tom Sawyer when I was 10 and only because I just saw the movie version of it (during long summer holidays). I loved the book. However, I liked Huckleberry Finn more.
    451 Fahrenheit… well you must really like sci-fi or come from the 70s generation where those books were treasures rare to come by.
    All in all, I’ve read them both, but I was very young. I would not read them again. And my daughter is not interested in them and I am not pushing…


    1. I have heard that others prefer Huckleberry Finn over Tom Sawyer. I will say I do enjoy reading sci-fi, but for some reason 451 just is not doing it for me. I am glad you enjoyed reading them when you were younger. I know I have read a few books that I enjoyed very much, but would never reread because I know I would not see them the same way.

      I know when I was younger and I was told to read something, I never did. I am pretty sure it was just due to the fact someone told me to read it and it was not my own idea. When I was younger my aunt kept trying to get me to read the Harry Potter series. Let’s just say I picked it up a few years later, after she stopped telling me about the series.

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      1. Well))) You did not go to school in the USSR. We HAD to read tens of books. Most of them we could hardly understand. Try to figure out War and Peace at 15 years of age.
        However, I reread some classics recently and absolutely loved them.
        I hated book lists – HAD TO READ – during summer holidays. Thus, 451 was a kind of rebellion for me. My dad gave it to me as a present and I read it instead of some Gorky or Dostoyevsky)))

        I know what you mean ‘read it or else’. I don’t like being told what to read. I can come up with TBR pile all on my own.

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  2. I am so with you on not being interested in satire. I tried two over the last year or so for a book club, Catch-22 and Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal. I DNFed Lamb, which I almost never do, because I just found the humour so juvenile, and I only finished Catch-22 with A LOT of encouragement. I just didn’t find it funny and I thought it was repetitive and the sexism bothered me. I don’t think I’ll be trying satire again for awhile.

    I actually really enjoyed Fahrenheit 451. I read it in high school for a project, and then again as an adult and I still found it meaningful, and a little disturbingly prophetic – the way the population is obsessed with their screens and mindless TV content to the point where they abandon reading and critical thinking. I found it difficult to read Huck Finn, but mostly because it’s written in dialect. There are so-called classics I’ve loved and ones I’ve hated though, so I definitely believe you should read what you’re interested in, and leave those you aren’t!


    1. Yeah, some books that are written in a dialect can be very difficult to read or take some time to get used to.

      I am glad you liked it, even more so when you reread it. I find it hard to reread books mainly because if they don’t hold up it will ruin the memories and I will be disappointed. I have only reread Little Women, Harry Potter series, The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings because I know they will hold up for me.


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