The Anti-TBR Tag
Hi everyone! I’ve been doing a lot more tags lately than I usually do, but that’s honestly because I love prompts to help you talk about books that you don’t normally get a chance to talk about! This is a tag that I saw over on YouTube (or BookTube, if you will) from Pages of Hayley and I thought that the questions would be fun to answer, so here we are! This tag was created by Nicole & Her Books, so make sure you check out both of their channels!
A popular book EVERYONE loves that you have no interest in reading?
I think this is actually one of the hardest questions on this list, because I don’t like to say that I NEVER have any interest in a book because you never know when your opinions and reading tastes may change. However, a few books that come to mind would be King of Scars and An Enchantment of Ravens. I also don’t currently plan on reading the Shatter Me series, even though I own the first three books I just feel strongly about reading the series.
A classic book (or author) you don’t have an interest in reading?
For me, most classics I don’t really have an interest in reading just because classics aren’t really my thing, but I would have to say that I’m not really all that interested in reading anything from Jane Austen, but never say never I guess. Who knows what I’ll be interested in reading in the future!
An author whose books you have no interest in reading?
Usually I wouldn’t say that I would never read from a certain author because if they come out with something that sounds like I would like it, I’ll give it a shot. However, the first author that comes to my mind is Marie Lu, and not because there’s anything wrong with her or her books, it’s just for the most part the synopses don’t interest me. I did get a sample for her next book Skyhunter and it was….just okay. Not anything that I felt I needed to read, so I don’t really have an interest in reading any of her other books.
A problematic author whose books you have no interest in reading?
Can I say JK Rowling? Because I definitely don’t intend on reading any more of her books, and to be honest, I never really cared all that much about Harry Potter like some of the other people my age. I’m also not ever going to read anything by Rainbow Rowell. Not only is it not really my genre, but she’s very problematic as well.
An author you have read a couple of books from and have decided their books are not for you?
I have a strong inkling that maybe Leigh Bardugo isn’t for me, but that will all depend on how I feel about Ninth House after I (eventually) read it. I didn’t finish Ruin and Rising, and I don’t remember half of what I read from Six of Crows and never continued on with Crooked Kingdom. I liked Shadow and Bone at the time that I read it, but looking back it just didn’t really do much for me.
A genre you have no interest in OR a genre you tried to get into and couldn’t?
I briefly mentioned it earlier, but generally classics aren’t my kind of books. There have been a few that I’ve enjoyed in the past, but for the most part I’ve never really been able to get into classics and other than a small handful, I don’t have any plans currently for reading any of them.
A book you have bought but will never read?
I think I’m going to have to say the two Morgan Matson books that I bought – The Unexpected Everything and Since You’ve Been Gone. I just don’t see myself reading them any time soon, and I feel like I’m maybe getting a little too old for YA contemporary since I’m well outside of that age range now.
A series you have no interest in OR a series you started and have DNF’d?
There could be a few different series that I can put here, the first one that comes to mind is The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I just don’t have any intentions of finishing the series, because while I enjoyed The Cruel Prince at the time, my opinion of it has definitely changed and I don’t really care about the rest of the series. I also think I’m not going to finish The Lunar Chronicles or The Mortal Instruments either, I’ve just lost interest in finishing those.
A new release you have no interest in reading?
I’m going to say A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik. It just doesn’t interest me, and I’ve seen a few reviews say that the way that some of the characters are portrayed was insensitive and incorrect (dreadlocks having bugs, Black and Brown people having poor hygiene, etc) so with those two things combined I have absolutely no interest in reading this one.