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5 Popular Books I Do Not Plan on Reading

There are so many books out there in the world and unfortunately I won’t get round to reading them all. A number of those books are all that is talked about on the internet at the minute. Some of those popular books are not books I want to read, each for a few different reasons. I wanted to share a few of those books with you today. I don’t want to be negative about any of these books, they just aren’t books for me. Here is 5 popular books I do not plan on reading.

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.

Colleen Hoover is massive at the moment and I think this is her second most talked about books behind It Ends With Us. Unfortunately, It Ends With Us really didn’t mix well with me. I understand how important the storyline in but felt it was quite poorly written and it left me feeling very disappointed. That means I am quite reluctant to read other books by her now and Verity is the one I am least interested in. I understand people love her but unfortunately I’m not one of those people.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

This book is not something that is of interest to me. I know it gets some amazing reviews but I would prefer to pick up a contemporary book over this fantasy one. Also, I think because I am quite late to these books, the Grishaverse now seems incredibly intimidating and as though it is something my brain won’t ever fully understand. I may give the TV show a go at some point in the future. But, unfortunately I think I’ll pass on the book.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

This is another series that intimidates me quite a lot. All of the books are quite big, there is a lot of world building and its fandom is massive. It isn’t in my preferred genre and I feel I would have come to this series too late. I know a lot of Sarah J. Maas books come with mixed reviews and personally I do not think these books would be enjoyable for me.

Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy

Mackenzie “Mac” Cabot is a people pleaser. Her demanding parents. Her prep school friends. Her long-time boyfriend. It’s exhausting, really, always following the rules. Unlike most twenty-year-olds, all she really wants to do is focus on growing her internet business, but first she must get a college degree at her parents’ insistence. That means moving to the beachside town of Avalon Bay, a community made up of locals and the wealthy students of Garnet College.

Mac’s had plenty of practice suppressing her wilder impulses, but when she meets local bad boy Cooper Hartley, that ability is suddenly tested. Cooper is rough around the edges. Raw. Candid. A threat to her ordered existence. Their friendship soon becomes the realest thing in her life.

Elle Kennedy is another author I seem to be seeing anywhere. The cover of this book has drawn be in a few times and I have been meaning to see what Elle Kennedy’s books are about. I’ve read the synopsis of this book and it isn’t something I’m interested in giving a read. On top of that, I’ve seen some very mixed reviews about it. So, I think I’ll be passing on this one.

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable… but not too amiable.

Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen.

Now, like most other people I adored the Bridgerton series on Netflix. This of course meant that I was interested in giving the books the inspired the series a go. I borrowed one from the library read a few chapters and was not a fan. This is one of the rare occasions where I will stick to watching the series but avoid the books. Also, the book series is quite long and it is a lot of time to invest!

There you have it, 5 popular books I do not plan on reading! Have you read any of these and enjoyed them? Are there any popular books you don’t plan on reading? Let me know in the comment below.

5 thoughts on “5 Popular Books I Do Not Plan on Reading

  1. I’ve read Shadow and Bone (which was just ok) and the Bridgerton series (which was awesome, but, like you said, a lot of books and a big time commitment) I have no desire to read A Court of Thorns and Roses either 🤣


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