Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at Ginger Reads Lainey but is hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes. You can read more about this meme on the Goodreads Group here.
This weeks topic is:
August 31st: Books You Will Never Read
–Whether it’s from a series that you have outgrown or don’t wish to continue, or they are popular books that just don’t interest you, let us know what you don’t plan on reading.
This one was a lot harder than I thought it would be.
1. Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #!) by Jamie McGuire.
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
I’ve got a thing about authors behaving badly, having been one of those bloggers attacked by an author who didn’t like my review of her book. I will have you know that my shopping lists have gotten much better since then. 😉 So when I see authors using their fans to do evil, I won’t support them and I won’t read their stuff. On top of that, I heard from readers who have read this book that there is abuse all over this book and Travis Maddox just isn’t someone that I want to get to know.
2. Crash (Crash #1) by Drew Jordan.
The greatest love stories begin with blood…
There is blood. There is pain. And there is him. These are the first things I register when I wake up, the lone survivor in an Alaskan plane crash. He carries me to safety over rough terrain and brings me to his cabin in the woods. He has no name. Or none he will tell me.
As snow creeps across the harsh and isolated landscape, he is my only company. My protector, my caretaker. A fascinating enigma, with mysterious eyes, gentle hands, and a rough voice that demands more from me than I ever expected to give. I make up different stories, different names for him depending on his mood, because I know nothing about him except that he is my only connection to the real world I want to return to. So I work to please him, plotting my escape, yet all while I start to crave him and every touch of his dominating body.
He has saved me from the cold. From death. But in taking me and my body, will he destroy me?
This is one of those books that came across my radar because it was added to one of my book friend’s “never going to read” bookshelves on Goodreads. I was reading through the synopsis and then through readers and there were a few people that enjoyed this book but…nope. This doesn’t sound like something I’d ever want to read.
3. Quinn (Undaunted Men #1) by J.C. Cliff.
Fearless and determined, Quinn is the perfect man for the job the Moretti mob has in mind: track down missing mafia princess, Alexis Moretti, and bring her home.
What starts out as a simple task to repay an old debt turns into so much more than he bargained for… And so does she.
As Quinn and Lexi grow close, she becomes more than just his mission. But Lexi and Quinn are both keeping secrets–secrets that could destroy their blossoming romance just as quickly as it ignited. When Lexi’s past catches up with them, secrets and lies will be revealed, and the ultimate test of forgiveness will be upon them both.
This was another of those authors behaving badly things and I’m not here for that so while I wanted to read it at first…I changed my tune once I saw all of the fuckery around this author and her shenanigans.
4. Eleven on Top (Stephanie Plum #11) by Janet Evanovich.
Stephanie Plum is thinking her career as a fugitive apprehension agent has run its course. She’s been shot at, spat at, cussed at, fire-bombed, mooned, and attacked by dogs. Stephanie thinks it’s time for a change. So she quits. She wants something safe and normal. But the kind of trouble she had at the bail bonds office can’t compare to the kind of trouble she finds herself facing now…
Stephanie is stalked by a maniac returned from the grave for the sole purpose of putting her into a burial plot of her own. He’s killed before, and he’ll kill again if given the chance. Caught between staying far away from the bounty hunter business and staying alive, Stephanie reexamines her life and the possibility that being a bounty hunter is the solution rather than the problem. After disturbingly brief careers at the button factory, Kan Klean Dry Cleaners, and Cluck-in-a-Bucket, Stephanie takes an office position in security, working for Ranger, the sexiest, baddest bounty hunter and businessman on two continents. Tempers and temperatures rise as competition ratchets up between the two men in her life — her on-again, off-again boyfriend, tough Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and her boss, Ranger. Can Stephanie Plum take the heat? Can you?
I read this series all the way up to book 10 and then I gave up. I gave up on Stephanie. On Morelli. On this series. I got bored with everything going on and felt like this series was going nowhere so I quit it and will probably never finish this series even though I still bought the books. *sigh*
5. Hunted (House of Night #5) by P.C. & Kristin Cast.
What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you? At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t want to hear and truths she can’t face?
This is another series that I broke up with. Zoey was doing the most up until this book. Every hot guy that came to school loved her and I’m sorry but how realistic is that? And she kept making stupid ass decisions and I just couldn’t anymore. So I’ll never read this book.
What about you? Are there any books out there that you will never read? Which books?