TTT | Books I’d Gladly Throw into the Ocean

Posted April 6, 2021 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in top ten tuesday / 5 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is on books that I’d gladly would throw into the ocean, and we all know I’ll have tons of fun with this topic.

  1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Truly, anything by Mark Twain I would happily throw into the ocean but at the top of that list is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It’s boring and racist (and don’t come at me with that “it was the time period” bullshit)!
  2. Breaking Dawn – Obviously the whole series could be included with this, but I would have to have this one specifically to throw. I mean the honeymoon chapters, the vampire baby, that graphic labor scene, the anti-climatic ending, I could go on and on.
  3. Romeo and Juliet – Can we please for the love of everything holy find another Shakespeare tragedy?? Any other tragedy? I’m tired of people referencing this and mistaking this as a romance. IT IS NOT A ROMANCE!
  4. The Scarlet Letter – Girl meets boy, girls gets pregnant, boy doesn’t take responsibility, town blames the girl for everything, girl dies, town realizes they were wrong, the end. There, now you don’t have to read it.
  5. The Great Gatsby – A book about a middle-class man, who is obsessed with a rich man, and said rich man cannot get the girl that he is obsessed with. Everyone is horrible in this book, so can we please find another book that goes through the American Experience besides that of rich white men.
  6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – I mean yes it was a play but still. Overboard, it goes!! I absolutely hate what the screen writers did to these characters, although the woman who shall not be named is not doing well on this front either lately.
  7. Shadow and Bone – I’m probably alone in this thought process, and I know I’ll probably get a lot of disagreement on this in the comments. However, I just thought this was another fantasy young adult book that offered nothing really new in the genre. Although when I read it I was pretty burned out on YA Fantasy.
  8. All the Pretty Horses – There were horses, this took place in Texas, specifically on the border, and I think that is all I remember about this book.
  9. The Ball and the Cross – I truly still do not understand this book to this day. If anyone can let me know about it….actually, nope never mind, I really do not care.
  10. Red Hood – I mean the anti-transgender motifs throughout the book were unsettling to me. Plus, I was hoping this book would be about the girls turning into wolves not the other way around.

Happy (Not) Reading Darlings!

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5 responses to “TTT | Books I’d Gladly Throw into the Ocean

  1. lydiaschoch

    Twilight was on my list, too!

    And, yeah, Romeo and Julie definitely wasn’t a romance at all.

    If you like 90’s rap, this is an unintentionally (?) hilarious song about Romeo and Juliet by Sylk-E. Fyne ft. Chill:

    I know that’s super random, but I think of that silly song every time people gush about Romeo and Juliet. LOL.

    My post:

  2. I am not a Mark Twain fan, either! Also, totally agree that everything about Breaking Dawn was just so ridiculous to me (which was quite a feat compared to how ridiculous some parts in the other books were, haha!). I actually agree with so many of these, haha–Cursed Child shouldn’t exist, The Great Gatsby doesn’t do it for me, and I really didn’t care for Shadow and Bone, either. I first read it years ago when I hadn’t become burned out on fantasy and felt pretty meh about it. I re-read it last year to see if I’d enjoy it more since everyone was talking about it again and I hardly made it through.

    • Yes to all of this!! When I read Shadow and Bone, I thought I would love it. So many people I know raved about it, but as I read it, I predicted everything that was going to happen. I wasn’t surprised by how the story panned out. I continued reading hoping I was wrong.

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