Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Every week, join me and other bloggers/booktubers as we discuss our Top 5 Books according to the theme from the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads Group! This group, started by @thoughtsontomes and @gingerreadslainey, has prompts every week.
Today, the theme is BOOKS YOU’VE REMOVED FROM YOUR TBR
Discuss the books that you wanted to read at one point, but don’t anymore.
#5 – 27 Hours by Tristina Wright
This is one that I was excited about because I’d heard there was good LGBT+ rep, including an ace character. Then I started hearing that it seemed to tackle the subject of colonialism poorly, so I hesitated. Then it turned out that the author is an abuser, so this is firmly off my list now.
#4 – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
I remember seeing the movie and kind of enjoying it, but the books always seemed like such a huge effort to get through, and it’s been so long since I added them to my TBR that I don’t think I’d enjoy them very much anymore.
#3 – Gives Light by Rose Christo
I added this one to my list after the My Immortal fiasco last fall, but in the wake of learning that the author might not be who she says she is and could be appropriating struggles that aren’t her own, I really don’t think I actually want to read her books after all.
#2 – Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
I wound up DNFing Wintersong, so I’m taking the sequel off my TBR as well. I’m still bitter that I there was so much about Wintersong that I should have liked, but that the book just didn’t work for me.
#1 – Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
I used to be really invested in the Throne of Glass series, but that is no longer the case. I really don’t think I’m going to read the last book, especially because there are so many other books I’d rather read instead.
Building this list took me through my To-Read list on Goodreads, which includes plenty of books I don’t remember adding, but is really mostly fairy-tale retellings and fairy-tale and feminist nonfiction. I’m nothing if not dependable! Do you all have any books that were once on your TBR but are no longer?