I usually try to post more variety in my blog, so when I posted a Top 5 last week, I try not to post another the week after. However, this months topics are all so good that I can’t help but write and post this week’s topic.
This week’s topic is pretty self explanatory, list down the top 5 books that you’ve taken out of your TBR. For my list I’ll try to list the more controversial books that I’ve recently taken out of my TBR. I just cleaned out my bookshelves a couple of months ago, therefore, this will be quite easy for me. Also, I’ll try to give a reason as to why I’ve decided to chuck it out of my TBR.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
On the top of my list is most likely the most controversial of the five books. I read the first book and bought the second. Unfortunately, wasn’t a fan of the former and never bothered to try my hand on the latter. Although so many readers love Maas’ Throne of Glass series, it just wasn’t for me. I know that Celaena is the type of heroine that I usually enjoy, a strong woman with a kind heart, but I just could get attached to her. I thought her to be obnoxious and at times annoying. I wasn’t a fan of any of the characters either, except for Chaol, and since I got a spoiler on the next few books regarding his character, I just lost interest. I really doubt I’ll bother picking up any of the other books and so I unhauled this a few months ago. Sorry (not sorry).
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Another book that might be controversial as well. I have to admit though, I actually really enjoyed this book, even though the writing annoyed me a bit with its repetitiveness, I did enjoy the protagonist a lot more. The one reason that I decided to not proceed with the trilogy is because I found out the ending. I just can’t wrap my mind around someone being so horrible, turn out to be ‘the one’. So I had to stop while the going was still good.
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
I must admit this book I unhauled not because I didn’t enjoy it but, it has been so long since I read the first and the second book that I have forgotten the story. I’m really not in the mood anymore to re-read the first two so I just took it out of my TBR all together.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
I’m a fan of Yancey’s Monstrumologist series that when he release this book I jump at it. It took me awhile to actually read it, but when I did, I was slightly disappointed. His novel The Monstrumologist was so gripping and a real page turner that it was difficult for me to put it down. Unfortunately, The 5th Wave was the total opposite, therefore I decided to delete it from my TBR.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Out of all the five books on this list, this book is the one that I tried really hard to read and enjoy, but I failed over and over again. I have tried to start this book at least four times in hardcover, e-book and even audiobook. Unfortunately, non of those media worked for me and each time I fell asleep. So after my fourth try, I gave up and took it out of my TBR.
So that’s if for my more controversial books that I’ve taken out of my TBR. I know most of these books are someone’s favorite series, but please don’t hate, they’re just not for me. Nothing is technically set in stone, but most likely these are permanently off my TBR.
I have previously posted something similar a few months ago, but its series that I’ve decided to quit, so if you want to check it out, click here. Most likely its going to be repetitive.