I saw this tag on my friend May’s post a while ago and I was like, I’m always (not true) talking shit about books and authors (not really) on my twitter but I haven’t really posted a rant or something controversial (?) in a while on my blog so I thought this would be fun.
Absolutely no hate if you love the books/authors I’m mentioning here, and please don’t hate me back. The tag is originally from Nicole & Her Books and here’s her original video. Since I wasn’t tagged myself and I don’t want anyone to feel left out I tag everyone who wants to do this.
1. a popular book everyone loves that you have no interest in reading
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Nothing against the book or the author but I believe there is such a thing as “too much hype ruins it”, especially when most of the hype seems to be about how painful this book is. I think there’s nothing wrong with queer pain and wanting to write and read about it but I know I would go into this book expecting to not enjoy it, so I took it off my TBR several months ago.
2. a classic book (or author) you don’t have an interest in reading
Anything by D’Annunzio. He’s a classic Italian author but he was pretty much a fascist and most of all fascists adored him, so fuck him.
3. an author whose books you have no interest in reading
I’m going to get in trouble with a lot of my friends for this but…Alice Oseman
3.2 a problematic author whose books you have no interest in reading
Jay Kristoff for the racism, Benj/amin A/lire S/áenz because he attacks bloggers (that’s the reason I censored his name lmao I don’t want to be found by him)
4. an author you have read a couple of books from & have decided their books are not for you
I think I’ll have to say Julian Winters or Cale Dietrich (although I have an ARC of If This Gets Out which is co-authored by him and Sophie Gonzales so I technically will read at least one more thing by him).
5. a genre you have no interest in OR a genre you tried to get into & couldn’t
This is probably THE hardest question because there’s not one broad genre I can name and I have to get into very specific subgenres!! The first that comes to mind is body horror SFF à la The Stars Are Legion (which isn’t to say I’ll never read another similar book, I just won’t gravitate towards it necessarily). The second (although it’s probably more a trope than a genre?) is the subgenre “US author sets a book in Italy” because that never goes well no matter the genre.
6. a book you have bought but will never read (this can be a book you have unhauled/returned to the library unread)
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. I’m sure there’s a lot more I could name but I’m going to with something I got at the library and returned unread, because I lacked the time, and then later I also found out the author has been accused of sexual assault so I also won’t be supporting her in the future either.
7. a series you have no interest in reading OR a series you started & have dnf’d
There’s probably a lot of series but I don’t actually remember their names without looking them up so I can only think of Twilight which I’ve never read and at this point I feel like it’s a fun fact about me that I’ve never read it or watched the movie either.
8. a new release you have no interest in reading
Any of the newest S/JM books because she’s a z!onist and also reading spoilers about her newest book made me sick to my stomach lmao (but that pales in comparison obviously)