It’s time for another Anti-TBR post! I love writing these because it’s fun to see that I actually have some level of self-control and that my to-be-read pile could be much, much worse. I am not hating on any of these books at all, some of those I’m actually a bit sorry I’m not more interested in.
I tried picking up as many hyped books as possible when I first started blogging, wide-eyed by how awesome everything sounded, but by now I know my taste better and would rather read fewer hyped books and more books that I actually think I will love.
What books released this year are you not going to read despite the hype?
I actually enjoyed When Dimple met Rishi, but since I read that book my taste has changed so much I don’t think I’d enjoy this one nearly as much. A pity! But I heard it’s really cute.
I haven’t read the Shadow and Bone trilogy, neither do I intend to. So this book, following characters I don’t know, didn’t really interest me much.
I don’t see a point for book 3, honestly. The story was excellent on book 1 and a bit less convincing on book 2 and I don’t want to read I book I don’t see the point of. I’m waiting to see more reviews, but unless I pick this up on Amazon Unlimited some time, I doubt I’ll read it at all.
I saw all kinds of reactions to this book, but in the end it sounds like a regular YA fantasy and I’m a bit saturated with those.
I am not even sure what this book is about but I’ve seen it everywhere on blogs and especially on Most Anticipated lists and I just… never felt very interested.
I actually was super hyped for The Book of Dust, but then it kind of disappointed me in some ways that I just don’t care much for the next book. Which is strange, since I loved His Dark Materials when I was younger and it was so formative to my taste as a reader nowadays – truly a pity, but HDM will always stay close to my heart.
This one I actually feel sorry I’m not interested in. Like I said, I’m not picking up many YA fantasy books in the foreseeable future, so really I will just skip this one. But it does sound really good AND this cover is beautiful. I’ve heard nothing but good things!
I hated Pestilence and although it WAS addictive and I understand why people were excited about it, I just can’t possibly endure another book of the sort. It’s interesting how polarizing this series is – I know many bloggers who love it. I absolutely respect that and I am curious to read reviews on this one, but I won’t pick it up myself.
Unfortunately my “YA slump” spread all the way to some books I actually enjoyed. I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper and enjoyed the next one, but the 3rd book did not interested me anymore, so I’m definitely not picking up the last one, either.
Sophie Kinsella’s books are such a hit or miss for me! I really enjoyed the last book – My (Not so) Perfect Life – but this one did not sound interesting to me at all.
I do respect what the author did with The Handmaid’s Tale, which was among my favorite reads last year, but I don’t think we need a sequel, and I don’t want a Go Set a Watchman situation all over again. This book simply does not interest me.