Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Burn

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Books I’d Burn

This week’s prompt was actually books I’d gladly throw into the ocean, but I don’t think we should be throwing anything into the ocean so you get burn instead. Let’s just imagine I need to find some sort of kindling to make fire. These are the books I would toss first.  I didn’t like them or they frustrated me to extremes. Don’t hate me if you loved them. 

The Why:

  1. The Map From Here to There – This sequel frustrated me because the MC reverted to who she was at the beginning of the first book. I needed more of the cute relationship stuff.
  2. Again, Again – The way this book was written didn’t work for me and I usually love this author.
  3. Again, But Better – I couldn’t get past the immaturity of the MC.

  4. Healed – Yeah, it was just horrible.

  5. Taking Chances – I hated the love triangle.
  6. Allegiant – Did the first 2/3 really need to be that boring only to lead up to that ending?
  7. City of Fallen Angels – This series should have just stopped after book 3. I couldn’t even make it through half of book 5 after finishing this one.
  8. After – This was actually the first book that came to mind when I saw the prompt. Tessa and Hardin’s “relationship” was not cute. It was emotionally abusive. Honestly, pretty much the entire series could have been on this list.
  9. The Curious Incident of Dog in the Nighttime – I just remember being SO BORED while reading it for a book club.
  10. Author Anonymous – 5 stars for the writing, but I wanted to DNF it so badly because it was all about cheating. 

39 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Burn”

  1. The only one of these I read is The Curious Incident of Dog in the Nighttime. It took me years to pick it up, but I did enjoy it when I finally did. Having said that, all books are not for everyone. I know there will people that loved at least one of the books on my list.

    1. Very true. I’m not quite sure what it was about the book that didn’t agree with me since it was so long ago. I just remember being bored by it.

  2. OMG the Mortal Instruments series definitely needed to stop at book 3! I hated the following books, which is a pity since I loved the other series set in that world. I once bought After based on the blurb, but then I read some reviews and I never read it – I’m certain I’d hate it just as much. And I also so agree about Allegiant!

    1. Is it bad for me to want you to read After just so you can see how addictingly bad it was? I mean, I read the entire series despite hating the romance…

      1. Haha I do kind of still want to read it just so I can knowingly hate on it. But I already got rid of my copy and buying it again would be too much 😂 It’s probably for the best!

  3. I’m familiar with a few of these titles and I would have to agree (especially with Author Anonymous). I wanted to do this prompt, but I found it impossible to limit it to 10. I got so carried away that I gave up! I should probably include the ones I listed in a separate post LOL. Thanks for this list of books I need to stay away from!! 😀

  4. I binge-read the first few books of TMI series and found them diverting (I was in quarantine for a week doing radioactive iodine treatments for cancer, so I was hard up for entertainment). I can’t remember now how far I got in the series or even what it was really about. I’ve seen it (or at least one or other of the books) on several lists today.

    Happy TTT!


  5. Map From Here to There wasn’t what I was expecting, but it made me feel stuff (the ending made me bananas though). I also loved Again Again. I can understand the format not working for everyone, but I loved it. I thought Again But Better got better in the second half and was glad I didn’t DNF. Taking Chances made me not trust McAdams, but I ended up liking it. I do agree with you about Allegiant. What an anticlimatic ending for the series.

    1. SO very anticlimactic. Oh well. I’m glad you had better experiences with the rest of these than I did.

  6. Allegiant lol. Never did finish that. I’ve heard about the ending so I’ve just… not. lol

    And E. Lockhart- I’ve only read one of hers and it was a trip, but haven’t seen this one.

    1. The funny thing is I thought the end was the best part of Allegiant….because it was OVER. Hahaha

  7. I haven’t read any of these though I have a copy of Curious Incident and After. They have been on my shelf for ages. My instincts might have been warning me 😀

  8. Ahh! I am nervous to read The Map From Here to There now! I really enjoyed the first book, but the MC sounds frustrating. Fingers crossed that I don’t want to destroy the book after reading, too. 😉

    1. The thing is, it felt like the MC reverted back to that first book. Like all her growth disappeared?

  9. We read “The Curious Incident in the Night-Time” in our book club and most of us really liked it. It certainly was a good discussion background. Other than that, I haven’t read any of your books and I certainly won’t, LOL.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

    1. Yeah, I’m not sure why it wasn’t for me. My mom and sister loved it. They went to the musical. I was invited, but turned it down.

  10. I totally agree about the Mortal Instruments should have been stopped at book three. They started to go downhill for me starting with book four. I liked City of Fallen Angels, but I didn’t like it as much as the other three books and then book five and six were just boring and weren’t great. Took me half a year to even finish the last book in the series and it put me in a HUGE reading slump for six months.

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