Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Books I’m No Longer Interested in Reading

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish, now hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Expect a new top ten list every week!

| Top Ten… Books I’m No Longer Interested in Reading |

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! If you’re anything like me and have a mountain of unread books, then you’re more than likely to have a few you no longer want to read. Luckily for me, they are few and far between. Sadly that means their removal makes absolutely no difference to my incredibly huge TBR… Scroll down for the Top Ten… Books I’m No Longer Interested In Reading. heart

| 1. |

Poison Study

The Chronicles of Ixia

by Maria V. Snyderheart

I read the first three books in Snyder’s Study Series about ten years ago but, even then, found Yelena rather insipid and the overbearing romantic nature of the storyline vastly irritating. Ten years later I know that, despite owning the first three Glass books, that I will no longer be reading them.


| 2 |


The Evermen Saga

by James Maxwellheart

Despite owning all the books in this series, I barely made it to two thirds of the way through Enchantress before giving up. The storyline was predictable, the characters two dimensional and the writing often left little to be desired. I just couldn’t go on.heart

| 3 |


The White Rabbit Chronicles

by Gena Showalter


Reading as though its pages were torn straight from a teenager’s diary, had I known how irritating the majority of Alice in Zombieland was, I would never have bothered in the first place.  I only need to re-read my review to feel my abject hatred for this book. And worse of all, I already own the sequel! heart

| 4. |

City of Glass

The Mortal Instruments

by Cassandra Clare

Picked up on a whim many years ago, the first few books in The Mortal Instruments series have taken quite the dusting on my shelves. Having seen a few episodes of the TV series however, and having read very mixed reviews, I’m pretty certain this isn’t a series for me.

| 5. |



by Rachel Vincent

I’ve not just read one book in this series, but five out of six! I have no desire whatsoever, however, to complete a series whose characters make the same mistakes time and time again while the narrative repeats itself in Every. Single. Novel. Not to mention the romance…heart

| 6. |

Nights of Villjamur

Legends of the Red Sun

by Mark Charan Newton



Apparently I’ve finished Nights of Villjamur, though the only thing I remember is how painful I found the characters, how irritating I found the dialogue and how much I detested the entire experience of reading it. The plot and storyline? I really couldn’t even tell you what it was about. Needless to say, I will not be returning to this series.

| 7. |

Clockwork Angel

The Infernal Devices

by Cassandra Clare

Whatever possessed me to physically purchase a book called ‘Clockwork Angel‘?! I cannot even fathom what was going through my head because I just KNOW it is the type of book I’d detest. I can only say it must have been cheap with a shiny cover. Damn my magpie book finding skills.heart

| 8. |



by Joe Hill

NOS4R2 has been on my ‘currently reading’ Goodreads page since October 2015. Let’s face it, this book is never going to make it to the promised land. It is however a signed copy with a picture of the devil drawn by Joe Hill himself… 

| 9. |


Outlander Series

by Diana Gabaldon

I know I’m judging from a TV series… but Claire Randall has to be one of the most irritating women I’ve ever had the misfortune to spend an entire season watching. Never again. And I’m sorry, but if you happen to be a botanist, I’m almost certain you don’t need to research what a forget-me-not is. The thought of actually reading this is painful.


| 10. |

A Discovery of Witches

All Souls Trilogy

by Deborah Harknessheart

I own the first two books in this series and have read neither. After reading the many MANY mixed reviews, I’m not even certain I ever want to. The only thing that even tempts me is its setting in Oxford… but I’m not sure that’s enough of a reason to commence the slog.

I’m starting to think I should start a “Books I Hated Giveaway”…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Characters I Didn’t Click With

Top Ten TuesdayWelcome to Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature hosted by those lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Expect a new top ten list every week!

| Top Ten… Characters I Didn’t Click With |

This week’s Top Ten is about those irritating, needy, selfish characters that you really didn’t connect with. Included are novels and series I love, those I hate and those which just have incredibly annoying or frustrating characters. I found this Top Ten quite tough so (thanks to Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies) have included character transformations where I  grew to love a character over the course of the novel and a few supporting/side characters to flesh it out.

| The Irritating Ones |

| 1. |


Jonathon Payne & David Jones

Payne & Jones Series by Chris Kuzneski

I hated everything about this book. The characters were immature and badly written as was the narrative. Never again.


| 2. |


Renna Tanner

The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett

I adore this series but if I hear “love you Arlen Bales” one more time…


| 3. |


Bella Swan

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Oh get a grip woman. I can’t see why any man, dog or cannibal would go for you let alone several.


| 4. |


Cornelius Fudge

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Voldemort is back I tell you! He’s back!


| 5. |


Mr. Collins

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I know we’re not meant to like you but you really are a disgusting creep.


| 6. |


Susan Pevensie

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Narnia or nylons, Susan? Narnia every time!!


| 7. |


Yelena Zaltana

Study Series by Maria V. Snyder



| The Ones I Grew to Love |

| 8. |


Edmund Pevensie

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Oh Edmund, what were you thinking? Turkish Delight isn’t even nice! But you became a good and noble king. Bravo.


| 9. |


Malta Vestrit

The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb

Selfish and spoiled little sister to one of my favourite characters. Transformation complete.


| 10. |


Marianne Dashwood

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Cruel Marianne! Poor Colonel Brandon. But you saw right in the end.


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