Books I Own But Probably Won't Read #2

Monday, 9 December 2019

I did one these posts previous, and actually, it helped me get rid of a couple of those books. I passed them on to a friend who I thought might like them and she's since read Friend Request by Laura Marshall and LOVED it, so I figured I'd do another one of these in the hopes of freeing up some space on my extremely over-stacked bookshelf!

October Man by Ben Aaronvitch
This is a novella in what is now a 10+ book series, and honestly, I just don't have the time to commit to that. I'm very much a 3-books-to-a-series kinda gal, so the Peter Grant series is well out of my commitment range. This does actually sound like a really interesting book, and I probably would read it if it were a standalone, but unfortunately, I'm going to give this book, and the whole series for that matter, a miss.

The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward
I can't quite put my finger on why I just don't gravitate towards this. The concept sounds like it could be really cool and also quite funny, but then the cover appears really young. This is the one book I'm really unwilling to give up, but also probably won't pick up. It does sound like there are some fantasy elements to it, but in the back of my mind, I think I'll always gravitate towards something more "grown up".

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I've seen the film to this, and quite frankly, it was a beautiful story, but a tad boring at times. It's one of those films that I don't remember much about, which is surely not a good thing. Now, don't get me wrong, I know that 70% of the time, films don't do any justice to the books that they are taken from, but I just can't get past it. Maybe the book will be beautiful and maybe I'm judging a book by the film when I absolutely shouldn't, but for the time being, I'm putting this book on the back burner.

Living My Best Life by Claire Frost
I mentioned in my first Books I Own But Probably Won't Read post that I tend to stay clear of books that are centred around social media, and this is one that seems to be heavily based around social media - especially Instagram. Don't get me wrong, Instagram is my favourite form of social media, but I just don't get along with books that are centred around any form of social media.

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