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February 20, 2018

Interesting & not so interesting books

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is 'Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading.'  It seem a waste of time to talk about books I'm not interested in reading and there are tons of those but I'm going to list only a few and then I'm going to list books I am actually interested in. So there is two list. The first is 'Books that everyone's interested in reading but me.' The second is 'Books I'm interested in reading.'

~ Books that everyone's interested reading in but me ~

01/ Fantastic beasts and where to find them by Newt Scamander and J.K. Rowling > link
01B/ Harry Potter and the cursed child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany > link
I guess I'm not a true fan because I only like the original book series and and not any of the Harry Potter related books. The cursed child is considered the 8th Harry Potter book but I don't care. I don't like reading screenplays. Sorry but not sorry but I don't want or need any more Harry Potter related books. (Although I did read The Tales of Beedle the Bard and those stories are boring.)

02/ The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert > link
It seems the protagonist is unlikable and I really like to like the protagonist because I can't read a book without at least liking the protagonist in some small way. That's one reason I don't want to read this book. Then there is the fate of a certain character that sounded quite maddening, so those pretty much are the reasons that make me not want to read this. Maybe I judge this book too much based on reviews but without reading it, that's all I have to go by plus I believe those reviewers are right.

03/ Caraval by Stephanie Garber > link
I have read tons of reviews that praised this book and then there are tons of review where they pretty much said this book is trash and I agreed with the latter. Those reviewers pointed out all the things I don't like in a book — ie, bad characters' actions and decisions that are simply stupid or make the character stupid, none of which you can overlooked, if you read the negative reviews you'll know what I mean.

04/ When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon > link
I saw this everywhere, it's like every book blogger has a copy and reviewed it on their blog but I'm still not interested in reading it. Maybe it's because of how everyone's saying how sweet and funny it is but those usually ends up not funny to me and also, the cover annoys me. Maybe neither of these are good reasons not to read a book but do I really need a good reason not to read a book?


~ Books I'm interested in reading ~

05/ The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick > link
Just like Selznick's other book, Wonderstruck, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is told in the same way - through text and illustrations, although the illustrations is pretty much the only reason I'm interested in this book.

06/ I don’t want to be an empath anymore: how to reclaim your power over emotional overwhelm, build better boundaries, and create a life of grace and ease by Ora North  > link
This is nonfiction which I don't usually read but I really like the idea and the cover seems to speak to me.

07/ The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill (It will be released on May 3, 2018) > link
It's a retelling of The Little Mermaid which is just enough to get me interested plus the beautiful cover – it's just so easy to want to read a book when the cover is this pretty but if they don't end up using this cover then it's a real shame.

08/ This book is not for you by Daniel A. Hoyt > link
I read a review that convinced me to read this and also, the title alone makes me want to read it.

09/ By the book by Julia Sonneborn > link
This is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion which is the only reason I'm interested in this book.
10/ The Ballroom by Anna Hope > link
I'm interested in the story about two people falling in love in an asylum - it's not the kind of setting I would actually like reading but something about it just draws me in.

What are some books that didn't interest you? What are some books that did interest you?

For more Top Ten Tuesday, go here >

14 comments:

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    1. as always, thanks for reading. have a lovely day.

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  2. Great list! I can't wait for The Surface Breaks, and I know what you mean about the latest additions to the Harry Potter universe. I hated The Cursed Child but was lucky enough to go and see it which was much more enjoyable. I can understand why the book was published because a lot of people aren't going to be able to see the play unless they can get to London or New York to see it. Fantastic Beasts, on the other hand, felt like a complete money grab because it's much easier for people to see the film.

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    1. I have no interest in seeing the play/the cursed child. I prefer books and movies. I didn't see the fantastic beasts movie & I don't have an interest. I don't think that movie is for me.

      isn't the surface breaks such a pretty cover? who can resist? this is why my reading list is so long, such pretty covers.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  3. I didn't like Harry Potter at all. One of the latter books was more or less okay, but I couldn't tolerate the cliches and plot holes (such huge plot holes!) and I didn't like some of the morals. I don't have any books I'm looking forward to reading, none of my favourite authors have anything coming up.

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    1. I guess you're one of a few or perhaps many who doesn't like Harry Potter and I'm okay with that. I admit there are few storylines that I didn't like but no book or book series is perfect.

      most of my favorite authors doesn't seem to be releasing anything either. it's sad but I've moved on and find new authors to love.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  4. I put Cursed Child on my TTT this week too! I wish that Rowling had just stopped after the original series...

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    1. I think it's the fans that demanded/wanted these new sequels or whatever they are called. I suppose some fans really didn't want the series to end.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  5. The Surface Breaks is one I want to read too! I love retellings and I hope this one is good! Caraval is on my list of series to not continue too. It just wasn't as great as everyone said it was, which was disappointing because I was really excited about the carnival / circus element.

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    1. I also like retellings especially fairytales like the little mermaid.

      I was never into circus, carnival themes but I would have given this book a try except that it has too many elements I didn't like.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  6. Oh I loved Hugo Cabret!! The movie is also incredible (maybe I liked the movie better than the book haha.😂) But I'm also totally not interested in all the "extra" HP books...especially since the Cursed Child isn't even written by JK Rowling?! Like how is it the 8th Harry Potter book if she didn't write it?!

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    1. I haven't seen the Hugo movie but I probably will later.

      the cursed child is an idea from Rowling so I guess that's why they added her to the script credit. I don't considered the cursed child the 8th book even though it's about harry's children, I just ignore it as I think the series is fine as it is.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  7. I liked FANTASTIC BEASTS more than I thought I would. It's a fast, easy read. Nothing like reading the original HP books, but still fun. I haven't read THE CURSED CHILD yet. Not sure why.

    THE BALLROOM sounds really intriguing. I hadn't heard of it before, but now I definitely need to read it! Thanks for the heads-up.

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    1. I don't really like plays so but I'm glad you do.

      'the ballroom' is such a intriguing book just by the storyline itself, not sure I'll get to read it this year but it's definitely on my reading list.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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