Hello everyone! Thought I’d take part in this weeks Top 5 Wednesday because I liked the idea of discussing books you’ve removed from your TBR for various reasons. I mostly removed mine due to poor reviews and lack of interest! Hope you enjoy!
1) A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
I thought about buying this book mainly for the fan art because I haven’t even read A Court of Mist and Fury yet but then I read some reviews and they were… not great. Obviously I haven’t read it so I can’t agree or dispute this but from what I have heard, this book is very much money-grabbing and it’s not really needed. I’ve heard some terrible things about it and I’m just not going to waste my money on something I know I won’t enjoy. So for that reason, I am removing this from my TBR. I’d rather spend my £8 on a book I know I will enjoy. You can’t
2) Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
The cover for this book really caught my eye and the synopsis sounded pretty decent so I added it to my TBR and made a note to pick it up next time I was in Waterstones. Unfortunately, fast forward to when I was going to buy it, I did some digging and read some reviews. Similar to Frost and Starlight, the reviews were pretty poor. So I put it back on the shelf and was like no, thank you. It spent a very brief time on my TBR but it was not meant to be. I’m so glad I read the reviews for it otherwise I’d be dreading reading it.
3) Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz
I started reading this years ago but I didn’t get very far in because it was so boring. Reading this book felt like a chore, it felt like a punishment. I don’t want to sound so negative about a book but I really could not read this. I wanted to read a book about Sherlock or Watson and instead I’m given two completely different characters that I care nothing about? It wasn’t what I was expecting and I didn’t like it. I doubt I’ll ever finish this book and I have no interest in going back to it. So disappointing since I really enjoyed The House of Silk.
4) All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie is very much a hit and miss author for me. Some books I like and others I don’t. I thought about reading this but when the reviews started filtering through, I read that it was problematic and that there was some racism. So then I was just completely against this book because I could picture myself just struggling through it and not enjoying it at all. I just don’t have any interest in reading this and I probably never will so this just flew off my TBR.
5) Magisterium: The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
A Cassandra Clare book on here?! Say it ain’t so?! Sorryyy! I don’t think middle grade is for me but at least I can say I tried it! I read The Iron Trial and thought it was so boring but then the ending was really good so I bought the second one. But then I just never read it and I lost interest because I remembered how boring the first one was. I don’t even have this book anymore, I got rid because I knew there was no way I was going to read it. I was sad because I worship Cassie but why waste time reading something I’m not going to enjoy?
So there we have it. I’ve probably removed more from my TBR but I really can’t remember and these ones just sprung to mind when I was writing this post. What books have you removed from your TBR? Please feel free to leave a comment below or a link to your post! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!