Books I Own But Probably Won't Read

Friday, 27 September 2019


Admit it, we all have a couple of books sitting on our bookshelf that we have no desire to pick up. Or it could be that that do interest you, but you've got far too many other books sitting way higher up on your TBR list. Most of mine are because I've bought them in some kind of bundle deal just to make the offer up. I'm not saying these are bad books (hey, I wouldn't know cos I haven't read them), I'm just saying that for one reason or another, they don't immediately spark my interest.

After by Anna Todd
I bought this because I saw the film on Netflix and then a couple of weeks later I saw the book in The Works for £3 and figured why not. There's a few reasons why I'm not immediately rushing to pick this up, the first being that I didn't particularly enjoy the film adaptation, so why I bothered to buy the book I do not know. The second being that this book is fairly hefty, and lately I've been into quick, light reads because TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE, PEOPLE. And thirdly, this is the first book in a five book series, and at the moment, I have little desire to put time and effort in a series.

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
This is going to sound pathetic but the only reason I haven't picked this up yet is because the colour theme is very pink and I don't particularly like the imagery on the cover. The blurb sounds like it's right up my street, but I every time I'm compiling my TBR lists, this one just never makes the cut because there's always a prettier book I'd rather pick up.

A Place To Call Home by Carole Matthews
I really don't like books that are based around domestic violence. I don't know what it is about that topic that I don't enjoy reading about. Of course it's a serious topic and I'm glad authors are writing about it, but I just can't fathom why I steer clear of books based around this issue. That being said, I'm happy to have this in my collection as I now own all of Carole Matthews' books, but I probably won't be reaching for this anytime soon.

Friend Request by Laura Marshall
Whilst we're on the subject of topics we don't like, I don't like books that are centred around social media - Facebook particularly. The story doesn't exactly draw me in, either. I do usually like mystery in a book, but this is one that doesn't intrigue me in the slightest. It's got good ratings on Goodreads but I just keep not picking this up. Perhaps I'll pass this one on to a friend or donate it to charity!

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