Hello, hello, hello lovely readers! We’re catching up with some tags, so today we are doing the Books I Will Probably Never Read Tag. We were tagged to do this post by the ever-so-aweseome Kourtni over at Kourtni Reads and you can check out her answers to this tag in her post here! Go check it out now (and her whole blog while you’re at it). We’re fine. We’ll wait…
All done? Isn’t it pretty sweet? We just adore her posts and what about her sweet header image and cute tag line? We know, we know, we’re drooling a little. But we can’t help it when we see the pretty blog. You guys know how it goes.
Anyway, now that we are done fangirling over Kourtni’s blog, its time for us to jump into this tag! So, here we go!!
Disclaimer: these are all just our opinions, we know some of you will have read and loved these books! Let us know if you have, maybe you will convince us to pick them up and we could end up LOVING them just as much as you! You never know 🙂
1. A really hyped book that you’re not interested in reading
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
We’re just going to say it; we don’t really love John Green books all that much. To us, the stories and scenarios he creates just seem a little too far-fetched or random and the characters don’t come across as real. They seem too quirky, too existential, too witty (with all the funny comments at all the right times) to actually make us feel like we are reading about real teenagers. We totally see the importance of his books for many readers, especially young teens. And his books explore interesting themes that surround life and coming of age, but they’re simply just not for us and our life-stage anymore!
2. A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Now, don’t get us wrong, we LOVED Across the Universe when we read it sometime around eighth grade! It was everything we wanted in a book, and at the time we were all for the sci-fi/dystopian that was flooding the markets. The idea of being cryogenically frozen and traveling hundreds of years back to earth, but being woken up before you get there, was totally fascinating for us, and the story definitely did not disappoint. With that being said, it has just been so long since we read the first two books in this series and right now, this type of science fiction just really isn’t appealing to us! So, finishing the series and reading the third book really is not in the stars for us.
3. A classic you’re just not interested in
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
So, we’ll be the first to admit that we don’t know ANYTHING about Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. We know there is a whale. We know there is sailing. We know there is something named Ishmael (is it the whale? We think it’s the whale). And we know that all of it gives off vibes that are suspiciously reminiscent of reading The Odyssey in ninth grade–something neither of us want to do again, EVER again.
4. A genre you never read
We have forayed into these genres only a little in the past. And sometimes we find something we LOVE. We definitely see the merits in both of these genres, and give credit to the authors who write in them—as we do with the authors in any of the genres we gravitate towards—we just don’t tend to lean towards these ones. If you guys have got any good recommendations in these genres, let us know! We would love to give them a go 🙂
5. A book on your shelves you’ll probably never read
Blythewood by Carol Goodman
We were originally SO excited when we first purchased this book. So much so, that we decided to start reading it right away. We put everything else aside and just started it … and only got like 30 pages in and never read anymore again. We have had a couple of clean outs of our shelves in the year or so since, and each time we have hung on to this book. Because we still kind of want to read it, you know? But there are just so many old books we want to read more and so many new books we want to buy, that we don’t think we are going to be able to justify keeping this book much longer. So, in the end, we have a strong suspicion we will probably never read this book, no matter how long it stays on our shelves. 😦
Who we are tagging!
Here is who we are tagging to do this post next! We can’t wait to see your guys’ answers. And, like always, if we did not tag you, feel free to give it a go anyway and let us know! We would love to hear what books you guys have permanently shelved. It just feels so gossipy haha
So, with all that being said, that is all we have for today! Once again if you have read any of these books and just LOVED them, let us know in the comments and tell us why! Maybe you will convince us to give them a chance. We’re always open to reading new books, especially ones that you guys suggest!