Hello, everyone! How’s it going? i hope you’re doing better than me because it feels like the past few days have just been me being a dumpster fire of a human. I haven’t been blog hopping or replying to recent comments on my posts, and I’m so sorry about that! I’m just really tired and unmotivated. I also get overwhelmed when it comes to replying to comments. I just do, and it takes a lot of energy for me to do it. I wonder if this happens to you guys too? *BUT* please don’t think that this is me saying being unappreciative of your comments because it’s the exact opposite. Thank you so much for taking the time to write something to me. I love reading what you have to say no matter how much I suck at saying something back. ❤️
This intro is already too long but I have to warn you that this post reflects how much of a dumpster fire I am. I drafted this back in March when I was pre-writing tons of posts in anticipation of my two-month China study tour. It’s not the best, but it’s all I have right now. Once I get back from China, I do plan to give my blog a much-needed makeover design-wise and post-wise because I’m not happy with its current state, but I don’t have the time or resources to make the changes I want here in China. I’m excited to get back to the Philippines and get my life (hopefully) back on track.
You’ll probably see some of your old favorites in this post. I mainly don’t want to read these books because I feel like their time has gone by. They were popular when I was still a little kid. I see no point in reading them now when there are so many more recent releases I’m interested in. Cover= Goodreads
I have read the Six of Crows duology and King of Scars, but not the series that started it all. I briefly considered it before jumping into KoS, but honestly, I don’t think I want to read three whole books that contain past YA tropes that have since become outdated. I might like them, but that’s just a might. I would rather focus on books I actually think I’ll love. And I know all the major plot points already it’s impossible to avoid spoilers for a series as old and popular as the Grisha trilogy.
The raven cycle books 2-4
I did read and enjoy The Raven Boys, but the thing is that it took so many tries to finish that first book. After that I tried to read The Dream Thieves and I couldn’t get through it again. I found the books slow and painful to get through. But because my reading tastes have changed over the years, I probably could read The Dream Thieves and continue on with the series, but I kinda don’t want to. I’ve heard mixed things about The Raven King’s ending (which I spoiled myself for, oops). I spoil myself for books I don’t plan to read and it backfires once I change my mind and decide I want to read it after all. I may read the Ronan series if the reviews for it and because I know it’s gonna be gay.
This book should just become a thing of the past. I feel like the only people who stan this series now do it out of nostalgia, and I have none of that for this series because I was a toddler when the books came out.
The fault in our stars (and every other John Green book)
I know the gist of this book’s plot because I watched the movie, so I don’t see the point in reading it. Lately, the general public has changed their mind about the merit of John Green books too. Also, they kiss in Anne Frank’s house? I don’t know if that happened in the book like it did in the movies, but yikes.
I watched the movies, so why read these? I know the ending of Allegiant and I’ve heard that the series as a whole isn’t even that great. This is a definite pass, and it has the least chance of me changing my mind and picking it up.
The hunger games
I actually did sort of read these books. My sisters bought the trilogy around the time these books were getting popular, and I was curious so I got the books and skim read all of them. I scanned through the entirety of all three books in the trilogy for some reason, but never read them. I don’t know what child me was thinking. Also, again, I’ve already the watched the movies–all three of them.
The hobbit and the lord of the rings
Oh no! I claim my favorite genre is fantasy yet I haven’t read these books! Actually, there’s no real reason for this—I have no personal vendetta against the author, I haven’t watched the movies, I don’t think I’ve been spoiled for important stuff. I’m just a lazy person, and I never reach for classic books. I have no hate for classics–it’s just that they don’t pop into my mind when I think of the next book I want to pick up. This one has a higher chance of me reading it eventually.
The perks of being a wallflower
Again, I don’t have much of a reason for not wanting to pick this up. I feel like this is a bygone book, still a favorite and beloved, but less talked about. And I want to read the books that are currently being talked about. This is another one where I watched the movie and I think I know of a plot twist that happens. I know this is lot of people’s favorite book, and along with The Lord of the Rings, this one has a higher chance of me changing my mind about it compared to the rest of the books on this list.
That’s all, folks! This is such a depressing post. It simply consists of me saying “what’s the point” over and over again, but what we’ve learned from this post is that I like to spoil myself for books.It’s a bad habit and I’m trying to stop, okay? I also watch the movie before reading the book (which I honestly don’t think is that much of as sin? But I digress). In my defense, I happened to watch these films because we sometimes have family movie nights organized by my sister and she tends to pick movies that are adaptations of novels.
I hope you’re not mad at me for any of these, or for spoiling myself for books. What’s a popular book you have no interest in? You can try and convince me about these books in the comments, but trust me, you’ll have better luck vouching for the last two books. I’ve basically made my mind about the others.