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Today’s Topic: October 6, Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit (aka 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)
Today I’ll be talking about Ten Bookish Things I Have Quit. In this case, ten types of series, or series in general, I no longer read.
- YA fiction with vampires/werewolves. Immediately after reading Twilight I went on a sort of paranormal (but specifically vampires and werewolves) rampage. I read half of the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, bought Hush, Hush thinking I would read that eventually (and didn’t) and I got tired very quickly of the genre. Maybe I’ll try it again later on if it’s well done? But for now I’m still burnt out (though I will admit, I still LOVE the NightWorld series by L.J. Smith).
- YA fiction with fae, fairies, or something similar. It took me reading ONE book (The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black) for me to find out that fae/fairies are NOT my thing whatsoever. They creep me out for some reason.
- Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar. Yepp, I am one of the rare people that has actually read the series, the prequel, the spinoff series, and never actually seen the show. Took me about a month to read all of them and I’d be fine never seeing them or reading them again. And I now have zero desire to see the show if it’s just as shallow and trashy.
- Private series by Kate Brian. When I was in middle school I was constantly picking these up from the library (because there’s now 17 of them!? Including the 2 prequels!). Again, just another series I got really burnt out and tired of very quickly. Plot’s just kept kind of circling.
- Cozy mystery series’. I think around my sophomore year of high school these were all I wanted to get my hands on. I still love how they focus on a very specific type of person who has a very specific type of job, but still manages to solve crimes. They’re adorable, but got old really quickly.
- The A-List series by Zoey Dean. Read this one in middle school as well and my sister and I sort of powered through the whole series together. Looking back, I can’t believe I read that in middle school because I think the material was a bit too old for me (I had really high reading test scores though, so that gave me the okay to read stuff like this). Again, something I read and have no desire to pick up again. And yes, I’ve read all 10 in the series including the spin off *hides in shame*
- Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal. I think I’ve read 6 or 8 of these (and there’s 93, not including all the spin offs) and while I do like the 80’s timeline, I didn’t like the recycled plots and one dimensional characters. Got really boring REALLY quickly.
- William Shakespeare. Freshman year of college I made the mistake of signing up for a junior level Shakespeare class, where we completely dissected a bunch of Shakespeare’s works. I loved Shakespeare in high school and then this class ruined it for me. “What does this cloud symbolize?” I DON’T KNOW?! A CLOUD!? I do still love Othello and Romeo and Juliet though.
- Agatha Christie novels. I still love Agatha Christie don’t get me wrong, but I seem to have a problem of reading too much of the same thing in sequence then losing interest. So that’s, unfortunately, what happened here. She’s still great though!
- Anything by Lisi Harrison. I’ve read the entire Clique series (spanning 16 books including the prequel and dictionary), the mini series within the series (5 books), the manga, and the spin off series (4 books). So, 26 books; you could say I was a tad obsessed. Nevertheless, I now can’t stand her writing in any other series’ that she’s written, probably because I’ve outgrown it, but the Clique will still be my series babies.
Have you read any of the books/series on my list? What list have you compiled? Leave links in the description! I’d love to check them out!