I wanted to vent and this tag gave me an opportunity.
Also, the book I just finished says disappointing others is a consequence of emotional health.
So…I am NOT sorry to disappoint. (I’m still sorry. Emotional health is a process.)
1. A REALLY HYPED BOOK THAT YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN READING
2. A SERIES YOU WON’T START/WON’T BE FINISHING
I couldn’t get through the first book.
Something something resistance something something magic powers something something caste society.
Arranged marriage nonsense.
Brother love triangle.
I couldn’t take it.
3. A CLASSIC YOU’RE JUST NOT INTERESTED IN
Say it with me now, English majors: “You’ll never be a great writer until you read the GREATS!”
I can’t believe I still run into people who say, “You’ve NEVER read TOLSTOY?”
Can I emphasize how much I DO NOT CARE about Tolstoy? Or WAR LITERATURE?
Les Miserables is similar. I wanted to finish it, but that extended sequence about Waterloo did me in.
4. A GENRE YOU NEVER READ
Hard science fiction.
I’m afraid the next best seller will be a combination of all my least favorite genres published under the “hard science fiction” umbrella with a cover WORSE than the one above.
If someone ever wrote a zombie political thriller set in space based on true events that functioned as a Christian allegory, I would burn every copy.
Unless it was good.
5. A BOOK ON YOUR SHELVES YOU’LL PROBABLY NEVER READ
My bottom shelf holds all my historical fiction books. I’ll probably never read any of them.
Russian Winter looks the most intimidating.
Ooh, I just saw the alternate cover.
Now I’m reconsidering.