Hello, friends and fellow book lovers! I hope your week has been going well so far and that you have fun plans for the weekend.
This post was inspired by one of Marija’s tweets lately, where she said something along the lines of “we should start doing 4-star prediction posts”:
I thought that was a great idea, and thought it would be fun to talk about some books on my TBR that I’m not convinced I’ll enjoy.
Why these books are on my TBR despite me not thinking I’ll like them can be explained for one of three reasons: I like the cover/title; I like the premise; or I was sucked in by the hype. But I wanted to talk about why I don’t think I’ll like some of the books!
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo: there’s a pretty simple answer for why I don’t think I’ll like this book: it’s written in verse. I just don’t get along with books written in verse. I’m not smart enough to get them, and I honestly just don’t like it. BUT everyone seems to love this book, and Acevedo in general, so I want to give it a shot at some point.
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong: this is a detective thriller, which I don’t usually go for. It sounds like one of those books that has a great concept, but unfortunately will not be well-executed. I’m already predicting a poorly thought-out, cheap ending.
Show Stopper by Hayley Barker: this is another book with a great concept that will be probably poorly executed. It also has a relatively low rating on Goodreads, and sounds like it has the “love saves all” trope, which is not great. But I’m still intrigued enough by the premise to try it.
Four-Letter Word by Christa Desir: this has one of the lowest average ratings of any book on my TBR, and the first several reviews are either 3 or 2 star reviews. It’s also YA thriller, which really isn’t my thing.
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis: this book has one of the most poorly-written synopses I’ve ever read (or maybe my brain is just fried at the moment). Being totally honest, it’s only on my TBR because we own a copy so I don’t have to buy it. But we’ll see if I ever actually read it.
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith: honestly, I just don’t like books about books. I don’t like books about librarians or book lovers or books within books. It just bothers me, largely because it was used to make YA female protagonists be ~quirky and different~. But this one sounds interesting enough that I MIGHT give it a try.
So there are some books on my TBR I don’t think I’ll enjoy but still want to give a shot! Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Do you have any books on your TBR you’re not convinced you’ll enjoy but want to read anyway? Let me know!
Thanks for reading! xx