TTT – Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

As a whole, it seems like most of us book bloggers have ever expanding TBRs. However, with ever-expanding TBRs it seems to me that there is a trend. For my shelves often books go untouched on my shelves for long periods of time. Then, they lay forgotten and neglected. The impulse and draw that caused me to buy it goes missing. Therefore, I lose interest and the book remains on my shelf. In looking at my shelf I’ve found some books that I’m not longer interested in reading. So, I thought it would be perfect to do this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. The list of TTT topics can be found on Jana’s Blog.


  1. Vassa in the Night
    • I actually have started this book previously. However, I just couldn’t get into it. I was not a fan of the storyline or the writing. So, this is a book that will not be completed.
  2. The Wicked Will Rise
    • The first book in the Dorothy Must Die series peaked my interest. I really liked it. However, the more time that passes since reading the first one the less interested I am in continuing the series. So, I think I may just give it up.
  3. Maze Runner Series
    • This series is definitely the same as the Dorothy Must Die series in my mind. Yes, I enjoyed the first book. But, not enough to really commit to the rest of the series.
  4. Fairest
    • This one is a little weird for me. I loved the Cinder Chronicles. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the books as a whole. Yet, I cannot bring myself to read this book. I don’t know what is causing the issue. But, I know I will never actually get around to reading this.
  5. A Song of Fire and Ice
    • I feel as though this doesn’t even need an explanation. Have you seen the size of these books? Also, I continue to hear the frustration of fans of the series. I don’t think I can commit to that amount of frustration.
  6. The Young World
    • I’m not sure why I first picked up this book. It was definitely bought on a whim during a bookstore trip. It was placed on my shelf and has lived there since. I have no desire to read it at this point, because I wasn’t dying to read it even when I first bought it.
  7. The Mystery of Hollow Places
    • Bookoutlet got me on this book. Sometimes, I get caught up in all the interesting books on their website and my shopping turns into a spree. That’s what happened with this book. So, this will be joining my other books in being re-homed.
  8. The Wangs vs. The World
    • Book of the Month club is great. I love that it introduced me to books I would never have picked up on my own. However, that backfired with this book. This is so far from what I’m typically interested in that I have no drive to actually pick it up.
  9. Vanishing Girls
    • I have not heard great things about this book. That joined with the fact that I’m not the biggest fan of Lauren Oliver’s writing style has caused me to neglect this book. I’m sure someone else will love it. But, I don’t think it’s for me.
  10. Cuckoo’s Calling
    • This is another book that I’ve actually started previously. I don’t know what it was about the story, but I just couldn’t get invested. I’m not sure if it was my own expectations or if it was something else. But, I don’t think I will be picking this book back up.


What are some books you’ve bought but lost interest in reading?


9 thoughts on “TTT – Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

  1. I am now old enough finally to follow the advice I always used to give to others; life is too short and there are too many books to read to persist with something you are not enjoying. I am glad I persisted with some ‘classics’ when I was younger. I now find that it’s mostly non-fiction books I give up on. A classic is ‘Language, Truth and Logic’ by A.J. Ayer. Everybody says it’s a very accessible read, but I can’t get past the majority of sentences seeming to start with “and”. Unfortunatley I now feel I must struggle through ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’, if it ever gets finished; I’ve invested so much time reading it so far. However, I get bored with the descriptions of food, clothes, sigils and so on.

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  2. Since the Maze Runner author lost his agent and his publisher due to allegations of sexual misconduct recently I’d say you made the correct decision on that one. I finally gave up A Song of Ice and Fire. It was getting too difficult to reconcile the books and the show.


  3. I tried reading Maze Runner and just couldn’t get into it.

    As for A Song of Fire and Ice I got halfway through A Dance with Dragons and gave up. Who knows if/when the next book will be released and I just got bored with it.


  4. I admit that Cuckoo’s Calling wasn’t the world’s greatest read; however, the following books particularly Silkworm were much better, perhaps something to consider. But I understand with such large TBRs why muscle through a book you’re not that interested in. Happy Reading!


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