Hello, bookworms! As you can tell by the title of this post, this is the Anti-TBR book tag. Amanda saw a few of these on BookTube and thought it would be a fun tag to do here on the blog. So, we’re going to talk about the books we don’t want to read. The original creator is on BookTube and her video is linked here.
A popular book everyone loves but you have no interest in reading?
Amanda- The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu. I love Lu’s books, but this one just doesn’t seem like it’s for me.
Antonia- Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Amanda, my husband and several friends loved this series but I’m just not interested.
A classic book (or author) you don’t have an interest in reading?
Amanda- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I’ve seen several adaptations and I’m not big on historical fiction to begin with. Sorry, but it’s a no from me.
Antonia- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
An author whose books you don’t want to read?
Amanda- Kerri Maniscalco. So many people love her Jack the Ripper books and I have no interest in reading them.
Antonia- Kiersten White. I honestly don’t know why I’m so uninterested in her books but Amanda’s recommended a few of them and I just can’t get into them.
A problematic author whose books you don’t want to read?
Amanda- Rainbow Rowell. All I have to say about that is that you need to look up the controversy surrounding Eleanore & Park.
Antonia- I don’t keep up enough with things like this but pretty much all of my books are recommendations from Amanda and she’s good about checking things like this.
An author you’ve read a few books from & have decided their books are not for you?
Amanda- Kevin Kwan. I just didn’t love the Crazy Rich Asians books and I think I’ll probably pass on future books.
Antonia- Bella Forrest. I read like the first five of her Shade of Vampire series before I just had to stop.
A genre you have no interest in or a genre you tried to get into and couldn’t?
Amanda- Does non-fiction count? I occasionally find stuff I like, mainly memoirs, but generally I don’t enjoy it.
Antonia- I have zero interest in horror, thank you very much.
A book you have bought but will never read? (can be a book you have unhauled/returned to the library unread)
Amanda- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett.
Antonia- The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. I can’t explain this one. I bought it years ago and somehow can’t get myself to start it even though I’ve loved all of his other books.
A series you have no interest in reading OR a series you started & have dnf’d?
Amanda- The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh. It just doesn’t excite me, so I probably won’t read the series.
Antonia- The Origin series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I didn’t hate the first book but definitely didn’t like it enough to continue the series.
A new release you have no interest in reading?
Amanda- House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess.
Antonia- Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer.
If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged. Have fun!