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TTT# 129 – Books I’ve Decided I Am No Longer Interested in Reading + Unhaul

We are already hitting near the end of February, two months into 2018 as this posts. But I will be honest and admit I already drafted this post at the end of December. As I was looking at the Top Ten Tuesday prompts (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) and realized I had an itch to remove some books from my shelves, I figured this post would be a good opportunity to join these two things.

Books I Am No Longer Interested in

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1 Eldest, Brisinger and Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle 2,3,4) by Christopher Paolini (unhauling)
I read Eragon a few years ago and every year I kept saying I was going to continue on with the series. And it was a hard decision as I love dragons but there was so little that captured me in Eragon that I can’t imagine myself picking up the rest.

2 The Rose Society (The Young Elites 2) by Marie Lu (Unhauling)
I quite enjoyed the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu but The Young Elites was unable to capture me. The Rose Society has been staring at me since I finished it but I can’t bring myself to pick it up. I don’t even remember the ending of The Young Elites and I don’t think I care enough to reread it to be able to pick this up. I’d just rather give her future books a chance.

3 A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes 2) by Sabaa Tahir (Unhauling)
I am just going to pre-emptively duck for cover as I know a lot of you really enjoyed An Ember in the Ashes. I did not. I got the second one in a book box unexpectedly so I was stuck with it. I initially wanted to give it a try but if I am honest with myself I do not care for this story so why should I force myself to read it?

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4 Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings 1) by Jackson Pearce (unhauling)
I’ve had this on my shelves for a while and while it passed my unhaul last year I still have had no inclination to pick it up. So away we go.

5 Storm and Stone (Struck 1) by Joss Sterling (unhauling)
I thought this would be an easy inbetween read when I got it, but I have absolutely zero interest in it now.

6 The Lost Prince (Iron Fey 5, Call of the Forgotten 5) by Julie Kagawa
I read the first 4 Iron Fey books and forced my way through them. Reading this spin off was initially on my mind but after finishing the original series I no longer have interest in this one.

7 All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Don’t kill me but hearing this is omniscient really put me off. Just give me my Ronan trilogy.

8 Renegades by Marissa Meyer
It is superheroes and that already made me less excited but hearing some things from the reviews have put me off this for now.

I feel this is more than enough…

Unhaul

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Others I am unhauling are:
Eragon // The Young Elites // Red Rising // Six of Crows* // It’s a Wonderful Death // The Forbidden Wish // The Love Interest // Flame in the Mist // Trutwitch // Red Queen

* I have the harcover box set now

44 thoughts on “TTT# 129 – Books I’ve Decided I Am No Longer Interested in Reading + Unhaul

  1. Well, good that I never picked up ‘An Ember in the Ashes’. I had it on my list shortly after the first book was published, because of the hype. I should have added it to my TTT list today! I lost interest pretty quickly again.

    Probably better to leave the Eragon books be!

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    1. I used to take them into a second hand book store but that closed down last year. My husband has been selling them online for me but not everything is selling. I might end up giving them to good will.

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  2. I recently read my first Marie Lu and liked it, but I’m not sure if I want to read The Young Elites or not? I might just stick with her newer stuff… I never got into Eragon either.

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    1. I’m sad I didn’t enjoy The Young Elites but it is what it is. If you do go back to her older work I’d suggest the Legend trilogy instead of The Young Elites. πŸ™‚

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  3. I read Sisters Red many years ago but haven’t continued with the series. I quite liked it at the time but then time has gone by and my interest in reading more has dwindled.
    The only other two I’ve read are Red Rising and Six of Crows. Both of which I enjoyed but need to catch up with.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

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    1. I feel like there is nothing in the synopsis or any reviews of it that grab anything at my anymore. Which is a shame but it is what it is.
      Glad you enjoyed Six of Crows and that you liked Red Rising better than me. πŸ˜€

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  4. yup I lost interest in many of these books too! Like the Rose Society, The young Elites. Even though I loved book 1 I’ve had a hard time continuing with Red Rising series. A Torch Against the Night I had to try THREE times. It was so slow at first! I’m glad I did stick with it because it got much better. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh wow that is so often! I saw them in the bookstore, way back when they were first released but I had my very little reading years back then and didn’t get to them until much, much later. Sometimes it can create too high expectations. I’m glad they mean so much to you though. πŸ˜€

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  5. I had a sharp intake of breath for Six of Crows until I saw the asterisk. Ha ha. 😏

    We have Eragon in hardcover, but neither Baz nor I cared for it. Most of the kids in his theater company didn’t care for it either. I am surprised it was published past two books, let alone four. Baz found it in the packed books the other day and I am going to put it on my trade pile, but I want two hardcovers in trade because it is a first edition. πŸ“š

    Do you trade your books in at a book shop? πŸ“–

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    1. Haha.

      Yeah Eragon is one of those either you love it or you are neutral about it.

      I used to at a second hand book shop for a bit of money but they stopped last year so Maarten has been selling a few of them online. But that isn’t going too great haha.

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  6. Ik merk dat ik de laatste jaren steeds vaker dat gevoel krijg. Ondertussen zijn er zo al heel veel boeken uit mijn kasten verwijderd. Dus na een tijdje gaan echt alleen die boeken blijven staan die ik nog wil (her)lezen. Sommige geef ik weg, andere verkoop of ruil ik, enkele hou ik soms bij om ooit een winactie te organiseren en wat over blijft doe ik naar de Kringloopwinkel. Het zou leuk zijn mocht er hier een Little Free Library in de buurt zijn of dat ik wat dichter bij mijn boekvriendinnen zou wonen zodat we ruil-afspraakjes konden organiseren. Gezellig bijpraten en boeken ruilen.

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