There are books which, at first, I’m certain that I want to read but that over time I end up losing interest in for a variety of reasons. Most of them I’ve never mentioned on this blog. Some I have, however, and it feels strange when I choose not to read them afterwards. For that reason, I decided to write a post about the books that I said that I was going to read a while back but that I won’t after all.
Murder on Christmas Eve: Classic Mysteries for the Festive Season
This book features ten classic murder mysteries by various authors. I mentioned it on a post I wrote more than a year and a half ago titled ‘Christmassy Books on My Wish List’. Since then I’ve read a couple of reviews that fully waned my desire to read it.
Sleeping Giants by Slyvain Neuvel
The main focus of this novel, the first in a series, is on the mystery surrounding a bizarre artefact. The physicist Rose Franklin is leading a team to secretly understand the code of a giant metal hand. The story is told through interviews, journal entries, transcripts and news articles. At first, I considered this type of storytelling fascinating. But I’m not that interested in it anymore. I said that I wanted to read it on a post about the book series that I had on my wish list.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Set in the Kingdom of Goredd, where both humans and dragons live, Seraphina is the first instalment in a series that I also mentioned in the post about the book series that I wanted to read at the time. Seraphina ends up involved in a plot to destroy the fragile peace between humans and dragons. In this series, dragons can assume human shape and speak, and I’m not that fond of talking dragons anymore.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Saga is one of the comic books that I thought I wanted to read. The story seems interesting, two soldiers from opposite sides of a galactic war fall in love and have a baby. However, it consists of too many volumes, a new one is released every year or so. I’m afraid that it will go on forever and that it won’t have a beginning, a middle and an end.
The Pisces by Melissa Broder
When I selected The Pisces as one of the books released in 2018 that I wanted to read this year, I already suspected that I would either love it or hate it. However, the more reviews I read, the more certain I became that I wouldn’t like it. The main character, Lucy, falls in love with a merman. But the novel doesn’t seem to feature as many magical elements as I hoped.
Have you read any of these books? Tell me in the comments!