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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green:
It’s probably because of my age, but I’m actually not a big fan of John Green. Sure, I liked Looking for Alaska, but I just couldn’t get into the other novels of his that I’ve read. In part, this is probably due to the fact I’m not crazy about realistic fiction (at least in YA). When it was at its height in popularity, I thought about reading it just to see what all the fuss was, but I never got around to it, and now I probably never will.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth:
I actually liked Divergent, but I also read it after having read a multitude of other YA dystopian books. I was pretty tired of the genre (I still am), so I never continued with the series. While the concept was interesting, the series has already been spoiled for me, and I don’t think I’d enjoy it since I know what happens.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon:
I tried this one. I thought I would like, but I didn’t. At the time, I decided to put it back on my shelf and try again later. After all, maybe it wasn’t the right book for me at that time. But I don’t think I could ever really get into it. I like a good romance every now and then, but I’m definitely not into it enough to read something long.
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson:
I FINALLY read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo three years ago, and I had every intention of finishing the series. But I don’t plan on ever getting to it now. I just wasn’t as invested in the characters as I thought I was.
Moby Dick by Hermann Melville:
The ONLY reason I wanted to read this was because it was a classic, and I wanted to see if it really deserved all the hate it gets. But yeah, that’s not a good reason to read something.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini:
I had really wanted to read this when it came out, but I never got to it. I don’t think I’d enjoy it as an adult.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James:
I was in college when this came out, and SO many of my friends loved this book. Granted, they were also huge fans of Twilight. I had every intention of checking it out because it was so “romantic”, but then I discovered what it really was about. Also, I listened to Ellen read a passage from it. I can’t suffer through that writing.
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer:
I actually tried to read this once. I think I read three of the stories, but I hated it. I thought I might get back to it someday, but I hate that era of literature. I’m not going to put myself through that.
Fallen by Lauren Kate:
I remember when this came out, and I thought it would be something I’d enjoy. Now, I’m pretty sure it’d be something I hate.
The Selection by Kiera Cass:
This was one of those that I really wanted to read. I mean, I liked Matched, so I probably would like this. But I’m STILL totally over the dystopian romance genre, so I have no plans of picking this one up anytime soon, if ever.