Hello, fellow bibliophiles! I hope you are having a good start to your week! This week, it is all about the anti-TBR book tag! In the book world, this tag tends to be a controversial one, but it can be all in good fun.
There are many books that I am just not interested in, and while I am no stranger to quickly DNFing a book that I am not vibing with (after a certain point, of course!), I have decided to bring you my version of the anti-TBR book tag. Now, if these books are completely to your taste, don’t be shy give them a try ?— rhyming was necessary ( I hope that I’ve brought a new book– or reminded you of one that you want to give a go!) My opinion is just that my OWN and I would hate for you to miss out on something you like!
Let’s get to the Anti-TBR Book Tag!
1. A popular book everyone loves but you have no interest in trying?
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up — she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
Thoughts on the anti-TBR book tag
For me, this anti-TBR book tag kicks off with this popular book. While everyone just adores beyond measure It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. I have heard that this book (and many of Hoover’s collection) is just hard on you emotionally. Now while I can’t say that I will NEVER read one of Hoover’s books, and I am no stranger to shedding some tears at a scene that totally envelopes me, I just don’t want to be sobbing throughout the entire work. At this point, Hoover just doesn’t appeal to me, and emotionally I just wouldn’t be able to take it.
Now, what would an anti-TBR book tag be without classics??
2. A classic book (or author) you just don’t want to pick up?
While I would love to read like Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls STAN! Yes, I am!) I would say that I am just not a classics girlie! That would totally count out books like Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Mrs. Dalloway (I do own copies of all these I may give them a go at some point) just to name a few. Really, anything that is written by Mark Twain or Virginia Wolfe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, etc.
Authors on an anti-TBR book tag?!
3. An author you have no interest in reading?
Cassandra Clare. This one wasn’t easy. I really wanted to double down on Colleen Hoover but also wanted this anti-TBR book tag to be a more diverse and fun experience for you the reader. For now, Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter/Mortal Instrument/Infernal Devices series doesn’t appeal to me so she holds this spot. Will she always hold this spot probably not? I change like everyone else. Clare is coming out with an adult fantasy book Sword Catcher that sounds interesting at the moment and I may look more into it. We shall see?
Two authors on the anti-TBR book tag WHOA!
4. An author you have read a couple of books from and have decided just isn’t for you?
Jay Kristoff. I have no words for the fact that I was so ready to love Nevernight after hearing all the good things about it. So much so that I went out and purchased the entire series. After reading a couple of chapters, I just don’t think that his writing style is for me. I have tried to power through but I was incredibly BORED throughout most of the book– granted I did only get to the 120-page mark! I will try again and persevere!
All good things must come to an end?
5. Genres you have no interest in?
I have purchased memoirs and love the idea of seeing into a person’s life, but really I have no interest in non-fiction.
6. A book you bought but will never read?
This may be an old series, but I bought the Something Borrowed (Darcy and Rachel series) by Emily Griffin. I absolutely loved the movie and wanted to take a crack at the books. I tend to compare and contrast books with their movie/tv show counterparts. For this compare and contrast, I may just sit this one out, and stick with the good ol’ movie.
7. A series you have no interest in reading?
King Midas rescued me. Dug me out of the slums and placed me on a pedestal. Precious, is his pet name for me. His favored. I’m the woman he Gold-Touched to show everyone that I belong to him. To show how powerful he is. He gave me protection, and I gave him my heart. And even though I don’t leave the confines of the palace, I’m safe.
Until war comes to the kingdom and a deal is struck.
The Plated Prisoner Series. I am a total cover buyer, it is how I acquire most of my books, plus this series was compared to the ACOTAR one, but after reading the reviews of Gild, I just don’t think that it is for me (and I am not really one that can start in the middle of the series, I will be lost). The spice scenes (and I love some spice) are just gross — I wanted to say dirty but I think gross fits better. Midas is misogynistic and just unlikeable.
8. A new release you have no plan of reading?
It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation in sweet, sunny Cape Cod-just me and my beloved brother-but discovering a corpse in our rental house really throws a wrench into our tanning schedule. Now a rude, crude bounty hunter has arrived on the back of his motorcycle to catch the killer and refuses to believe I can be helpful, despite countless hours of true crime podcast listening. Not to mention a fulfilling teaching career of wrangling second graders.
A brash bounty hunter and an energetic elementary schoolteacher: the murder-solving team no one asked for, but thanks to these pesky attempts on my life, we’re stuck together, come hell or high tide.
I am probably the only one with a Tessa Bailey on their anti-TBR book tag list! But, My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey, has made the list. While I heard this one is spicy, I am just not that into this one yet. (I haven’t read any of Bailey’s collection). While I may pick it up at some point, and dip my toes in Bailey’s Bounty (terrible I know ?) I am just not going to pick this up anytime soon!