Hey Everyone! I decided to participate in this week’s Top 5 Wednesday! The topic is the Top 5 Books You Won’t Read. Ever. If you don’t know what this is, Top Five Wednesday was created by Lainey, or Gingerreadslainey. She creates a different topic each week, and BookTubers and Book Bloggers can discuss their favorite (or least favorite book) based off of the topics! The Goodreads group can be found here, feel free to join in!
5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
First up is Allegiant. I’m sorry! I know a lot of you love this series/book and I did enjoy the first two books in this series, but I read them when they first came out, and I never picked up Allegiant when that one came out. Since then, I have been spoiled for it already, and I’ve forgotten a lot of what happened in the previous two books. I just don’t think it is worth the effort for me to go back, re-read the past two books, and then read Allegiant. There have also been mixed reviews about this book which has made me even more reluctant to pick it up.
4. Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Next up is the Caster Chronicles, or more commonly known as the Beautiful Creatures series. This series commonly gets a lot of hate on the BookTube community, and I feel like I have similar tastes to a lot of those readers. It’s made me really reluctant to take on this series, and I feel like the series is too much of an investment with 4 really thick books if I am not sure I will like it. I personally love fantasy type novels, but there are so many other fantasy series that I need to get to that I will probably never have enough time to read this series.
3. Reached by Ally Condie
Another last of a trilogy that I will not be finishing. Reached is the third book in the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie. I remember reading Matched and Crossed about 2 years ago, and I found it interesting, but it didn’t grip me the way other trilogies do. The same situation with Allegiant applies here; I don’t want to re-read the first two books in the series and then read this one when I have other books I need to read. I have also heard disappointing things about this, so *motivation decreased*. I have forgotten most of what happened in the series (even the characters’ names, oops).
2. The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater
I guess this is another series that i will never read, but I’m going to count it as one. I read the first book, Shiver, and I did not like it. The writing was very poetic, which I didn’t mind, but the romance didn’t interest me. I thought it was a bit cheesy and there wasn’t much going on in the book until the very end. I’m not very big on werewolves either, and the concept was interesting, but it didn’t really intrigue me that much.
1. The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
Probably the most controversial series on this list. I read Twilight, and it was alright, but I just never picked up the next three books. I’ve hear a lot of disappointing reviews about Breaking Dawn and I don’t want to read the next two but not finish the entire series, so I probably won’t be picking up any of the other books. Also, I did a big no-no which is watching the movies before reading the books. Yes, I’ve watched every Twilight movie, so I know the general plot, but I’m still un-motivated to pick these back up. Who knows, maybe if I run out of books to read one day I’ll jump back into this series. But, for now, it looks like I will never be reading the last three books in the Twilight Saga.
So, that wraps up my very first top 5 Wednesday post! This was fun, so I will most likely be continuing these posts every Wednesday! Disclaimer: I’m sorry if you love any of the books I mentioned. These are just my own opinions, and if you really, really loved one of these, please leave a comment and maybe I’ll be more motivated to pick it up. Maybe.