A few days ago I finally decided I needed to get rid of some of the books on my shelves. *shocked gasping* I know! But it has to be done because I have so little room these days for new books. And tbh I’m getting to the point where I would like my shelves to reflect my taste a bit more. So here is a list of 8 series I have officially removed from my shelves (and tbr list). I’ve read the first book in all these series and they were all a bit (or a lot) crap so honestly there’s no sad feels here. Feel free to comment below why I’m wrong though haha!
1) The Devil Wears Prada series by Lauren Weisberger
| A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses.|
Honestly…just watch the film. Even if you wouldn’t normally like this kind of thing it’s worth it to witness both Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep being super snobby.
2) Geek Girl series by Holly Smale
| Harriet Manners knows a lot of things. What she isn’t quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she’s spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. |
Harriet is a typical protagonist that doesn’t realise she’s beautiful and special until one day she finds out that actually, surprise! (not really), she was model beautiful and special all along. It’s all a bit sickening really.
3) Fifty Shades of Grey series by E L James
| When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. |
I usually enjoy reading the odd smutty book but this just wasn’t sexy in my opinion. The story in between the cringy sex was boring as well, and without a good story what’s the point?!
4) Lorien Legacy series by Pittacus Lore
| Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books–but we are real. |
Again, like with The Devil Wears Prada, just watch the film. It’s kind decent and is less than two hours long. Unlike the book which must have taken me weeks to get myself to finish.
5) Delirium series by Lauren Oliver
| In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. |
This must have been the slowest book I’ve ever read! The premise, I thought, was fascinating but the writing style just kills any mystery and intrigue. I just did not care about any of it by about the half way point.
6) The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater
| For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. |
I read Shiver so long ago now that I honestly can’t seem to remember anything particularly exciting happening in this book. I want to say there was a drama at a hospital…? Or something. Anyway I remember it took me forever to finish which I wasn’t happy about.
7) The Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano
| By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. |
Wither is another example of me being excited by a premise but then finding the writing style has slowed down the story too much. So much of the book was set in this massive luxurious mansion and I just didn’t care about anyone in it.
8) Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J R Ward
| In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood. |
I’m fairly certain I’ve mentioned this before on my blog but I really only gave the first book in this series, Dark Lover, a go because Sarah J Maas said it was one of her favourites. But I just thought it was kind of meh and boring. I think vampires just aren’t my thing anymore?
Soooo apparently I have something against authors with the name Lauren?! And I don’t know why because I don’t think I’ve ever known a Lauren in real life. But anyway, there’s the 8 series I won’t be continuing. Let me know if there’s a series you’ve decided you just can’t bring yourself to finish!
Find Me On: