Anti-Haul | Books I’d Never Buy

I stole the idea from this video because I think it’s really interesting to see what kind of popular/well known books other bookworms would never buy, and I like knowing their reasons why. So, why not write my own version? I’ll try not to offend too many people with this one!

Any Book by Sarah.J.Mass

I have such a little interest in her books that I don’t even know how to spell her first name, I had to look it up. I’m a very passionate intersectional feminist but I just can’t see any of them as “feminist books”. They really don’t give off that vibe. I’ve heard from people who have read them that they have whitewashing/homophobia. That’s not very feminist to me!

Any Book by Brandon Sanderson 

Again, after I saw a thread talking about Brandon’s previous homophobia I can’t really bring myself to support it, even though I think he has since apologized. Also, they’re all decently sized books and I’m a slow reader as it is so it would take me weeks to get through one of those and I don’t think I have the dedication.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber 


I actually really liked the story this book had in the synopsis but just hearing how triggering this book sounds honestly put me off. It also apparently has some problematic content, but I can’t quite remember what. It’s a shame, because I was seeing it everywhere and I was genuinely going to pick it up sometime. I (probably, more than likely) never will now.

The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Claire

Although I do have my own fair few problems with Cassandra Claire, I have enjoyed some of her books in the past and I wouldn’t be completely opposed to reading another in the future. I just think the books in this series are massive and, like I said earlier, I’m a slow reader as it is and it would just take way too long to get through it. I think it’s awesome if you’re really into this Shadowhunter thing going on to, and I liked the idea when I first read it a few years ago, but I do think as well that it’s really…dragging on a little now and I’d like to read something different by her in a different world.

Warcross by Marie Lu


I would highly, highly encourage people to read this book but the reasons I would never buy it (even though I think I have it on a wishlist somewhere) is because I’m not a massive gamer so I think I wouldn’t understand a lot of the references and I also found Ready Player One quite heavy with all the technical talk that I just didn’t understand, and they’ve been compared a lot. I haven’t read any of Marie Lu’s books yet but I really want to get around to that at some point, especially her Legend trilogy/series!


So, that’s it for today! I think I might make this a series like the woman in the video linked at the top because again I find them interesting and it’s one of my favourite past-times to complain. Obviously, feel free to do this if you want to!

Until next time,

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