Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

Months ago I was tagged in the Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag and I’m just getting around to answering these questions now…. better late than never, right? I’m glad this tag already has the word “probably” in its title so I don’t have to add it–I always like to keep my reading options open! Thanks so much to Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf for tagging me!

A Really Hyped Book You’re Not Interested in Reading?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. This series is talked about so often in here in the book blogging world, but I’ve never had an interest in reading it for some reason. I think a huge amount of hype can be off-putting sometimes, especially when it comes to a series as long as this one.

A Series You Won’t Start/Won’t Be Finishing?

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. At one point years ago I considered starting this series, but now that so much time has passed I’ve pretty much lost all interest. I’ve heard some mixed things about it, so I’m not sure it’s worth starting now when there are so many other series that I’m much more excited to read.

A Classic That You’re Just Not Interested In?

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time then you’ve probably noticed that classic literature is one of my favorite genres. It’s hard to pick a classic that I’m not interested in reading at all, but I think I’m going to have to go with The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (I know, I’m a horrible English major). I had to read some of it for an English class in high school and it was enough to make me realize that I’m just not that interested in medieval literature.

Any Genres You’ve Never Read?

Interesting question! I’ve never really thought about this before, but now that you mention it I’ve never read anything in the New Adult genre… at least, I don’t think I have. To be honest, I’m not really sure what the New Adult genre entails. (Explanations in the comments would be most welcome!)

A Book On Your Shelves You’ll Probably Never Actually Read?

Many, unfortunately (I have a bad habit of picking up books at used book sales because they’re such a great bargain…). One that comes to mind is A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain. Not only is it pretty lengthy (nearly five hundred pages) but I also feel like I’ve just lost interest in the story.

Thanks again to Carrie again for tagging me!

What are your answers to these questions? What do you think of mine? Have you read any of these books? Think I should reconsider? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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22 thoughts on “Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

  1. You’re welcome! Monty Python got me interested in The Canterbury Tales, but I know that I’ll probably never read it either for the same reason as you. I’m not interested in medieval times or its literature. I’m confused about New Adult too, but I think I’ve probably read it before it became a named target audience.

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  2. Ooo… I like the look of this one. Thanks for the tag, Holly. I’m not a big classics person so that question will be much easier for me than it was for you, haha. I’ve thought about reading Shatter Me recently. Everyone seems to love it like crazy but I wonder if I’ll end up majorly disappointed. Damn hype train… 🤔

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  3. Ooh, this is a fun tag! I totally feel you on the Throne of Glass series…or anything by Sarah J Maas. There’s just so many books! And they’re all so BIG! Apparently I turn to jelly when a book is over 450 pages.

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  4. New Adult is such a weird category. As far as I know, it *started* as a way to bridge the gap between YA and Adult books. So, books that were more for an 18-25 age range, but then, for some reason, it just got overtaken by romance? And now “New Adult” is commonly understood to be romance with a touch of sex/erotica. Which is a shame, because I think it would have been fantastic to have a crop of books with similar themes/plots to YA fantasy books but that are geared towards an older group. Alas.

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    1. I agree! I would love to read books about people going to college, transitioning from college to living on their own, etc. The genre also feels strange to me because it’s kind of redundant. Even if you’re 20, you’re still an adult… why do we have to qualify it with “new”?

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  5. New Adult is supposed to feature protagonists who are age 18-25, but it is true that a vast majority of them tend to focus heavily on steamier romances.

    I read Canterbury Tales in high school English, and then again in a Medieval History class in college.

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    1. I’m the same way! It’s rare that I read a book that’s SOLELY about romance. I don’t mind when it’s intermingled with other genres, but on its own I think it can be a bit dull.

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  6. I’m not a huge fan of SJM (understatement), so I kinda wanna clap that you’re not really reading Throne of Glass! XD And I’m personally not going to ever read the Shatter Me trilogy; I’ve heard too many people (like you) say it’s not the best. Although I’m a huge fan of medieval lit, so I’d probably read the rest on the list. 🙂 Terrific post! Loved all your answers to this!

    Okay lol I got to the end of this post and just realized I’d been tagged. Thank you so much!! I will definitely be stashing this tag away to do in the future! 😀 ❤

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  7. I totally agree with you on the first 2. Throne of Glass is just one of those overly hyped reads I´ve completely lost interest in before any interest could come up. I´ve seen it over a million times, heard about it more often than that, I´ve seen the fan art ( which I didn´t care much for anyways )… I´m sitting here thinking: It´s time to move on, book pals.
    As for Shatter Me: I remember starting it during my “a hyped book must be read” phase. I have yet to finish it. * sigh * Great post!

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