Let’s chat about romances I have no shame in admitting I haven’t read and probably never will:
I feel like this first one may get me burned at the stake, but No friends, I have not read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
I absolutely love and adore a good time traveling romance, so it still takes me by surprises *sometimes* that I have yet to read Outlander..which is I’m sure in some people’s eyes, the standard for time travel stories. Nope, haven’t read it though. I actually hauled the mass market paperback copy a few months ago with the intentions of following along with the audiobook because I hear the narrator is the Bomb! I had it for maybe a month before unhauling it. Just as quickly as the interest came, it quickly left as well.
Next, is Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James.
I know people both in real life and friends from the online book community who adore this book and it’s series. I for whatever reason though, have never been interested in reading it. I remember when I lived in Georgia, my female Commander at the time and basically every other female in our unit was obsessing over the books and the movie. I didn’t get it. I had no idea what the fuss was about which sometimes will lead me to explore and find out for myself, but here we are years later and I haven’t budged.
In this next book and it’s series defense, I love hearing other people talk about it..but even that doesn’t persuade me to read it. That is Dark Lover by J.R. Ward.
I have been watching Jess from PeaceLoveBooksxo make her way through this series over on her Youtube channel, and this series currently has 17 books. Since I began reading romance, I have definitely fell in love with getting sucked into a series..but I haven’t gotten sucked into a 17 book deep series yet! That is a pretty big commitment and I foresee me getting to a book that I’m not a fan of and that making it hard to continue on with the rest of the books. Also, vampires have never really been my paranormal creature of choice..so that’s a lot of books to read when I’m not too fond of the characters.
I feel like this next one is going to cause a total scandal! The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. Sorry, but not sorry..I am kind of cringing as I type this and it isn’t even this particular books fault.
Although The Hating Game came out first, I read 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne first, and if you weren’t aware: I loathed that book. I couldn’t stand it. I know, I know. I’m not giving The Hating Game a fair chance, and I don’t think I’ve heard a single negative thing about it, but I can’t bring myself to read it. I have this strong feeling that Sally Thorne just isn’t an author I vibe with. Everything I heard people rave about with 99 Percent Mine were the exact things I hated, so..I’ll pass.
Lastly, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
I remember this book was everywhere! I couldn’t watch a single Youtube video without someone hauling it, or doing a review on it or recommending it. It was everywhere. Despite that it was all over the place, nothing about it sounded interesting to me. I am still a little shocked that I didn’t at least go see the movie, but even with that I don’t feel like I’m really missing out. A lot of people loved it, but the few reviews I saw from people who didn’t, discussed some important stuff from both the book and film that solidified for me that I didn’t really miss anything.
So those are a few books that I haven’t read and more than likely never will. Let me know what books you show no shame in having not read. I’m really interested in knowing.
Until next time, take care of yourselves. xo.
Married Mom of 3. Military girl. Reader. Falling in love with romance novels.