What am I? A Sheep. | 4 Books I Haven't Read, Because Someone Else Hates Them
I have a bad habit of judging books based off their reviews. I think I covered this a little in my other post Reviews: Are We Influenced by Others?, which also gets the opinions of a couple other book lovers for reference. I get influenced extremely easily, especially if theres floods of negative reviews all criticizing the same thing. I'm pretty sure that it's happened more that four times, but these are the ones of the top of my head.
Manic Dream Pixie Girl Syndrome. We were having a chat about books in class, and this came up. Need I say any more?
"that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures." - as described by Nathan Rabin
Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight by M. E. Thomas
Countless reviews have called this book 'uncohesive' or 'disgusting' and apparently the author is 'extremely vain'. Me, being the sheep that I am, put the book down as soon as I had checked out of the library. Forgetting why I picked it up in the first place, it just suddenly didn't seem like a book that I would be interested in reading. Why did I do that? *this is me being sad, but also continuing to not read the book
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
I haven't really read any of her other books, the Vampire Academy series right? Yeah, I'm not the biggest fan of vampires to be completely honest. I think that might of had a little bit of influence in my decision to not pick this up (I'm sorry!), but literally every review that I read said that they were 'disappointed' in it. So, that's a no for me.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Have you read any of these books? If so, can you understand why I didn't read them or are you judging me super hard right now? I'm loving my first choice of gif by the way, if you haven't watched (the UK version) of Skins, you definitely should! Oh but please don't start with the US version, it's not that great. To put it nicely. Oh, and please let me know if you find the number of gifs in the post too distracting! It would be really helpful to know, thanks in advance!