Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit: (aka a ten book series I think I’m going to abandon, ten bookish habits I want to quit, ten authors I quit reading, ten types of books I’m quitting, ten tropes I want to stop reading about, ten books I marked as DNF (did not finish) recently, etc. Get as creative as you want)
Thing I Want To Quit Reading About:
Books Where The Girl Ends Up With A Guy In The End. Why does every book have to end with a girl getting the boy. You don’t need a man to be happy. I would like for once to read a book where the girl feels and knows that she doesn’t need a man in the end. She can be alone and be okay. She can save herself. Girl Power!
Books Series I Quit (But Might Come Back To):
The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth.
The Zellie Wells Trilogy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel.
Bookish Habits I Need To Quit:
Stop Buying Books. I buy books even though I have SO MANY books in my TBR. It’s hard not to but its something I need to give up. or at least wait until I knock at least ten books off of my TBR before I buy a new one…That sounds like a good idea!
Requesting Books On Net Galley That I Don’t Really Want T Read. Okay, I’ve only done it like three times maybe..but still. If I don’t really want to read it, I’m stuck with it. Unless I can delete it without a problem…NO! I need to REALLY want to read a book, or else I need to not request it!
STOP READING SPOILERS!! I recently wanted to read Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer, but I heard it wasn’t that great. So I was like I’m not gonna read it then. So, then I went on Goodreads and read more reviews, and someone had posted a spoiler. I was clearly warned but but I read it anyways…WOW I think I would have totally loved that book! Why did I read the SPOILER!!?? WHY!!??
Not Reading More Adult Fiction. I really want to start reading more Adult Fiction. Sometimes I feel weird reading all of this YA, because you know there are people out there who try to make you feel less for doing so. Whatever! I use to read a lot of Adult Fiction but then I got back into YA and I didn’t give AF a chance. Now I need to broaden my reading and read other genres. I want to try New Adult, but it all seems SO cheesy and too sex based.
Books I Did Not Finish:
Breath My Name by R.A. Nelson. I just couldn’t, there was too many twist and turns that I just did like.
Chocolates For Breakfast by Pamela Moore. The main character was so bratty and annoying. I had to put it down.
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. This just wasn’t my cup of tea.
*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday|October 6th, 2015.”
great list! i love all the different categories 🙂 My TTT
I totally agree with you on the Girls ending with /the/ boy thing! I mean honestly! I get that reproduction is a necessary thing for the survival of the species and what not, but the girls are like 16. They can totally end the book without a man and find a man later when they’re older. I mean dang! :p
Haha! Adult fiction is definitely a different world and frankly I think there’s nothing wrong with reading YA at any age. There is a lot in the YA genre that doesn’t happen in Adult genre (either that or I’m really undereducated :p). I don’t read much adult fiction either. Though, perhaps I should. You know… after I knock off like 80 YA books off my TBR, too. Haha! TBRs are dangerous. :p
Ha! My biggest problem with Adult Fiction is the fact that 99% of them main characters are 30 or older, married with children. I’M NOT 30! (yet) I’m not married with children either. I cannot relate to them at this time. (And supposedly all 30 year olds are married with kids) There’s like no juice in Adult Fiction. I wanted to try New Adult, but most of what I’ve looked up is like porn hahaha! I need help!
Totally get you, G! (Hope the nickname’s okay. I think it’s cute, but maybe you don’t. >.>) Anyway! I’m right there with you being a girl in my 20s who isn’t married nor has kids. It’s difficult to find adult fiction that entails that. (We 20-somethings seem to get lumped with the teens…)
I’d like to read stories with older characters (because the narrator is generally older-minded, which can be nice compared to the childish minds of ya books), but it’s difficult to find them. Perhaps we’re just not looking in the right place. :p Haha! They must be out there somewhere! (But first to finish like 100 ya books. *sigh*)
G is fine, that’s what my family & friends call me!
I want to read about someone my age who can have all the drama or whatever without all the Fabio romance I don’t know, it just makes me cringe! Maybe I just need to look harder. It’s more realistic for someone my age to be having all kinds of guy problems not teens, yeah teens have boy trouble too, but I think you might get what I mean. Some of the YA books I have read seems like it should have been happening to someone a little older…I don’t know.
My TBR pile sucks right now. There are so many books that I feel like I bought just because they were cheap(I have a problem!), or I really wanted to read them but then I found a book that sounded better and read that instead. Some of them I just feel like I’m not that interested in them anymore. My bad haha!
Oh man! I know, right?! Teens are nowhere near as intense in their relationships as the teens in the books (either that or I really missed something when I was teen. >.>) But I don’t like how they’re like ‘my character is 15’ and the fifteen-year-old acts like a dang 24-year-old. Like what?! So lost.
Haha! I generally only buy 1 book at a time, but this last time I bought 5. 0.0 Now I am forcing myself to read some before I buy more. :p Buying more is like a reward for actually reading books (that sounded sad, like I have to bribe myself to read… >.> *is the worst book blogger ever*)
I need to learn from you then, I need to buy one book at a time, and only when I actually read at least 5 books off of my TBR. It’s just hard because there always seems to be a new book I want to read everywhere I look! I need help!
Haha! Reasons why I hardly ever go to the bookstore or look at book sections in other stores. That and my wallet is a good reminder. :p
I should stop buying books until I’ve knocked a few off my TBR pile, but I know that’s never going to happen! I didn’t think of the first one, but you’re right, it would be great if there were some books where the girl realizes she doesn’t need a guy.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/top-ten-tuesday-25/