Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Things I Have Quit


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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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

9 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Things I Have Quit”

  1. I’ve quit series. I do read books that are part of a series, of course (because that can’t be helped these days), but I don’t go into it worrying about the next book or what will happen next. I treat them as a stand alone. i won’t read any that have cliffhangers.

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

    1. You’re so brave! I’ve found that I’ve been avoiding really popular series lately and I’m not sure why (probably because I’m still not over my disappointment from all the hype over The Hunger Games that didn’t live up to its potential for me). But I agree in that I do prefer standalones.

  2. I grew up reading the Sweet Valley High books. Back then there wasn’t nearly the selection of YA reading material there is now, so I think I’ve read about 60 of them maybe? I did eventually grow out of them and then I went straight to adult books because again, no choices in YA, but I look back on them with fond memories. I am totally with you on Shakespeare. I love Romeo and Juliet, and I’m interested in reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Taming of the Shrew, but the last thing I want to do if/when I read them is have to interpret what every single thing means. I agree, sometimes a cloud is just a cloud. This is why I failed my poetry class, lol. My TTT. Happy reading!

    1. Agreed! I switched majors because I didn’t enjoy dissecting fiction and rather liked just reading it at face-value. It only took me one class to figure it out! Are you thrilled now that there is a bunch of YA fiction out there? Must be very different from your day. Thanks for your comment 😀

      1. I am. I think that’s why I read YA so much as an adult. I missed out when I was growing up. Plus I like to think I’m young at heart, lol. I’m really glad that there is so much variety out there now. I think it makes more teens and tweens interested in reading, and that’s always a good thing!

  3. we should always give ourselves permission to quit a book or series or genre that we aren’t enjoying 🙂 My TTT

  4. *quietly piles the right werewolf books on you* and you read mine and the premise is just a reverse werewolf

  5. I only read a couple of the Gossip Girl books, wasn’t that keen but I loved the TV show!
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