It’s not you, it’s- ….no actually, it’s kinda you.
So I was working on my Book Series series last month and I realized I wanted to something similar for authors!
I decided to order this reverse of the book series one so we can end on a positive note 😅 Which means we’re kicking things off with authors I don’t think I’m going to read anymore.
These are all authors I’ve read from before but haven’t enjoyed and don’t plan to pick up again. Some I definitely feel more strongly about than others. While others you might be able to convince me to give another shot. So leave me your thoughts in the comments!
But be nice.
And like always – just because I don’t like you favorite author, doesn’t mean I don’t like you.
1. Leigh Bardugo
Okay everyone take a deep breath.
I am planning on giving Ninth House a shot before this one is finalized. But I don’t have high hopes. I really didn’t like the Six of Crows duology and I have no interest in any more books in the Grishaverse. If if her adult stuff doesn’t work for me, I think Bardugo and I have to amicably go our separate ways.
2. Anna Marie McLemore
This is another one I’m on the fence about… I actually loved Blanca & Roja but I’ve DNF’d three of their other books. That’s not a good record. I love the idea of McLemore’s books, but they tend to skew too whimsical for my taste.
3. Seanan McGuire
Not to be confused with Mira Grant! I do still have interest in this author’s horror novels, but their fantasy just hasn’t worked for me. I know this author writes crazy popular series, but sadly they’re just not for me.
4. L.J. Shen
This is actually the author that stemmed this entire post. I heard amazing things about L.J. when I first got into romance and I really enjoyed Vicious when I read it. However the more I’ve read of her books, the more I feel like I’m rereading the same plot over and over again. And each time it’s more dramatized and outrageous than the last. And I’m done. Full stop.
5. Libba Bray
This is an author I really wanted to get on the bandwagon for. But holy cow did I hate A Great and Terrible Beauty and I’ve DNF’d The Diviners – twice. So I’m calling it.
6. Jenn Bennett
I’ve tried both this author’s contemporary and fantasy works and didn’t particularly care for either. In general I’ve recently discovered that YA contemporary just doesn’t work for me anymore.. I have a hard time relating and I end up frustrated more often than not.
7. Brigid Kemmerer
I’ve only read one book from this author but I disliked it a whole lot. I also have zero interest in her fantasies – please do not ask me to read another beauty and the beast retelling. So I’m not planning to pick up anything by them for the foreseeable future.
8. Becky Albertalli
I know, again I’m really sorry. I really loved Simon. In fact I still own a copy! But like I said earlier, YA contemporary just doesn’t do anything for me anymore and Leah was… not good.
9. Tana French
In the Woods was my first ever readathon book! I actually read it for Spookathon back in 2018. And to this day it’s one of my least favorite books of all time. Since most of this author’s books are in the same series, I just don’t see myself ever picking one up again.
10. Sarah Pinborough
I’ve literally only read half of a Sarah Pinborough book and it was enough to know this author is not for me. Dead to Her is quite honestly one of the worst books I’ve ever read. And I didn’t even finish it. Which is good because from what I’ve gathered, it only got worse. I had actually been collecting Sarah Pinborough’s books for awhile and immediately put them in my unhaul pile after this…
Are there any authors you’ve previously read but don’t think you’ll pick up again??