Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a new confessions post! Lately, a couple of people have been making videos talking about the books they regret buying so I thought I would give it a shot!
These are only the books I regret buying, not the books I regret reading. I generally never regret reading a book, even if I didn’t enjoy it. I think it’s fine to dislike a book, it’s more fun to always have an opinion on a book, rather than having nothing to say about it.
THE KNIFE NEVER LETTING GO // THRONE OF GLASS // ILLUMIINAE // CITY OF BONES // JAMES BOND // THE BRONZE HORSEMAN
The Knife of Never Letting Go
This is the only book on my list that I dnf’d. I have been thinking about picking it back up since the movie is currently being filmed, but at the same time, the reason I put down the book was because of the writing. I started reading this around 2012, and got roughly halfway through before I completely gave up on it. I’m pretty sure most of the people who read this really enjoyed the writing though, so I guess it’s just me sitting in my little corner of shame because I didn’t like this one.
Throne of Glass Books 1-4
Yeah. Everyone was raving about this series (and they still are) around the same time I read The Knife of Never Letting Go. I had a Dymocks gift card, I had just recently gotten really into watching Booktube and of course TOG is one of the main series on BT. There was a cheap paperback of the first three books and I was so sure I would like them so I got it. I then also saw book 4 at Target so I picked it up.
Basically, don’t buy the first four books in a series when you haven’t read any of them yet. BAD IDEA. I read the first one and was like, I have made a mistake, oh my god what have I done.
I don’t regret buying this exactly, it’s more so that I didn’t enjoy this and know that I won’t be continuing the series. However, I have given it to one of my brothers so I’m hoping that he will enjoy it more than I did, so maybe I didn’t totally waste $15?
The Mortal Instruments Books 1-3
Yeah, I won’t be talking about this for a long time. If you’ve been along with me for a while then you know that I do not recommend this or TID, and I do not like Casserole Clam. Basically I bought this around the time of my intro to Booktube and every one of my friends was reading it, so of course, the peer pressure got to me. ALl the books were really cheap at the time so I picked up the first 3 and at the time I didn’t totally hate them. FUnnily enough, the friends that pushed me to read these all those years ago now hate thee books too, oh, how time flies.
James Bond Books 1-15
Yeah, my mum convinced me to read these a couple of years ago because I was going through a massive JB phase. Don’t get me wrong though, I know he is a disgusting character, but I watch them for the action, plus Q is adorable and I love him.
Pretty much, I have read book one, but I know I will never pick up any of the other 14 books. James Bond is gross and book one was just using women and doing some gambling, it was completely pointless.
The Bronze Horseman
Yeah, so I was actually super excited to read this one. I thought this was so cool and I had only heard good things about the trilogy. So naturally I saw it at a used bookstore, and then, of course, a couple of months after, Whitney read it and made an amazing thread on Twiter talking about the abuse and rape in the book, and honestly, I am never here for non-consensual sex.
Should I try any of these again? What books do you regret buying?