This topic made me laugh. Books you may have bought but aren’t sure if you are into it anymore. Luckily, after reviewing my bookshelves, I must say it’s not all that bad. For the most part my shelves are filled with books I actually want to read. But I do have some books on my shelf that now make me question my taste in books years, one year, a few months ago even.
Top Ten Books On My Shelf I’m Not Sure I Want To Read Anymore
- Voeken by Ron Zwart
This Dutch book I won in a giveaway on Goodreads. The synopsis sounded really good. And then it arrived on my doorstep, with a big yellow ‘midlife edition’ tag on it (I kid you not). And suddenly the synopsis on Goodreads had changed to adequately reflect what the book is really about and yeah, no. Just no. (Also LOOK AT THAT COVER) In fact, after writing this, I almost feel bad for not giving it a chance but it’s going onto my life-is-too-short shelf right now.
- Deluxe by Anna Godbergsen
Got this cheaply mostly because I love the cover. But romance. Not sure if want. (Sadly I also bought the second volume in the series. Woe is me.)
- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
I got this for free and on a whim because of the pretty and (trust me, very) shiny cover. Then I read some reviews, including some by people I really trust, and uhm. Creepy Twilight-ish relationships? Yuck.
- The Girl With the Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
This one sounds sooo amazing. And then gets quite a few bad reviews. It’s not putting me off, yet…
- Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
These seem to keep popping up… The books are on my shelf and I just don’t know if I really care to read them?
- How The Soldier Repairs The Gramophone by Saša Stanišić
Honestly I feel bad about it, but the topic of this book is so far removed from what I am interested in reading these days…
- A Clockwork Orange by Ken Kesey
I want to read this, and I tried to read this (two years ago), but the English went way over my head.
- Some of the Japanese literary classics
Confession: I get tired just thinking of them.
- Hamlet manga
I’m not even sure why.
- What I Talk about When I Talk about Running by Haruki Murakami
The only Murakami I am just not looking forward to read, at all.