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BOOK TAG: Books I’ll (Probably) Never Read

We at Words About Words love doing tags, so when we were tagged by Fiction No Chaser to do theBooks I’ll (Probably) Never Read book tag, we couldn’t say no. And I know we have some pretty popular books listed below, but don’t judge us too harshly!

1. A really hyped book you are not interested in reading

Bree: So I had to think about this for a minute but, Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. I just can’t see myself ever picking it up. It’s about 900 pages long and the synopsis seems underwhelming to me. I’m sorry. I know people are flipping their shit over it, but I guess it’s just not for me.

Tree: Furyborn (and the series) by Claire Legrand. I have heard only okay things about this and if I am going to pick up fantasy, I want to pick up one I know is amazing. Or at least one that other people think is amazing.

2. Series you won’t be starting/finishing

Bree: Probably the Throne of Glass series. There’s like 7 books in the series and I just can’t see myself making my way through all of them. I’ve also heard things about Sarah J. Maas’ books/writing that make me just not want to read them.

Tree: The A Court of Thorns and Roses series (+spin off series). I have no interest in reading A Court of Wings and Ruin and A Court of Frost and Starlight. I enjoyed the first two in the series, but since I did not love them the hype sort of killed my interest.

Also, the Red Queen series. I read the first two books in the series. I did not enjoy the second one and by the time the third one game out, I realized I did not care about the world. The cover for the new novella? Prequel? is gorgeous though.

3. A classic you are not interested in

Bree: I’m sorry, but I just don’t like reading classics at all. It’s hard for me to get into the flow of reading when the text is not modern English.

Tree: All of them lol. Not really, I do enjoy classics, but since I am not forced to read them for school anymore. I have no desire to read them since they take me forever to read and a lot of the symbolism is lost on me.

4. A genre you never read

Bree: I don’t really read a lot of non-fiction, or sci-fi. I feel like if I’m going to read something that’s not contemporary, I usually go with fantasy.

Tree: I rarely tend to pick up thrillers. That does not mean I do like them, I just have no idea where to start with this genre. The few thrillers I have read have been mediocre.

5. A book on your shelves you will probably never actually read

Bree: OH BOY. SO MANY OPTIONS. Probably the complete tales of Alice in Wonderland. I have one of those Barnes & Noble fancy editions. I just don’t see myself lugging that around. Or like, the huge stack of books that I’ve picked up over time from Little Free Libraries.

Tree: I have un-hauled a bunch of titles that I don’t see myself reading in the last year and try to only keep books that I know I will read. But I doubt if I will ever get to some of the older political science and history books I own.

Thanks so much for reading. We tag anyone who wants to do this tag!

xoxo, Bree & Tree

2 thoughts on “BOOK TAG: Books I’ll (Probably) Never Read”

  1. I feel so similarly about so many of these! I knew Priory of the Orange Tree was long, but 900 pages??? Man, the last time I read something that long was A Song of Ice and Fire and it nearly killed me. Also, I keep swaying back and forth on Maas, and right when I’m thinking maybe yes, there’s always a post that puts me firmly back in the no way never side. Not only are there so many, but it just feels like there are a lot of issues surrounding them?

    Thanks for sharing!

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