6 Books I wish I could unread

Have you ever read it book and hated it so much that you wished you could get back the time you spent reading it?

Or that, somehow, you could go back into time and make yourself stop reading it?

Or just forget that you ever read it?

Or maybe, unread it somehow?

All of us have those books we could never complete. Or if we did complete the book in question, it left us with a not so good feeling.

Here’s my list of 6 books I wish I could unread-


6) Revenge wears Prada: The Devil Returns : Why in the world did Lauren Weisberger have to write a sequel? Why? Why? Why? I loved Devil wears Prada. I loved the way it ended. I did not hate Miranda quite so much. I understood where she came from. In Revenge wears Prada, she is just plain evil. I wouldn’t be surprised if she has a horcrux. My point is, there was no need for a sequel.


5) Things I know about Love by Kate le Vann : Till the fifth last page, it was a good read. Last five pages, the main protagonist dies. Like suddenly. No warning, no subtle signs. Nothing. What was that about?


4) Teach me by Amy Lynn Steele : Teach me is only the second teacher-student romance book I’ve read. The first one was When summer ends by Isabelle Rae and it was really good! Yeah, the end of was kinda sappy but it was okay. Teach me was too predictable and sappy throughout. I just didn’t like it.


3) Let’s meet on platform 8 by Carole Matthews : I honestly don’t know what to say about this one. I read it in one sitting just to see which characters end up together. By the time I finished, I possessed a strong desire to burn the book. And trust me when I say I love my books. I am really fiercely protective of them. I’m matured enough to understand that since it was a book about infidelity, chances were high that Jamie would go back to his wife. But it wasn’t executed well. And by the end of the book I expect the main protagonist to achieve something or to change for the better. Nothing like that happened. What was the whole point of the book?


2) Landline by Rainbow Rowell : Okay so Landline wasn’t all that bad. But Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and even Attachments were so good! I was disappointed.


1) Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling : When you begin reading a JKR book, you expect it to be mind-blowingly awesome. Especially when it’s the next book after the last Harry Potter. Then you start reading the book ie The Casual Vacancy and it’s not what you expected. You expect it to get better. You search for a silver lining when there’s none.
This is what happened to me 😥

I nominate Ravenclawsam and Dee to list some of the books they wished they could unread.

All of y’all are welcome to list the books you could unread. Just put the links in the comments section below.


Top Ten Tuesday : Ten Books for my Fall TBR


I’m doing another Top Ten Tuesday! Yay! Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

This week I’ll be listing 10 books that I want to read in the fall. Although it’ll be more like winter because there’s no fall season in Mumbai.

So here are the Ten Books I Plan To Read In The Fall-


10) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak : I just need to borrow it from somewhere or someone.


9) Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte : Since I’ve read books written by the other two Bronte sisters, it is only fair that I read a book written by Anne Bronte. On the plus side, I recently bought a copy.

8) Scorch Trials and The Death Cure by James Dashner : I read the Maze Runner sometime this year and then immediately read the Wikipedia summary of the next two books (Yes, I am an idiot.) Bad stuff happens and it is only now that I have decided to bookworm up and read them. I might even buy them. Sale at Amazon! ❤


7) Persuasion by Jane Austen : I have hardly read any classics this year and Persuasion has been on my TBR for way too long.


6) An Abundance of Katherines, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Let it Snow : Basically any John Green book I haven’t read yet. Oh and I ordered Let it Snow today. So now I have the complete John Green collection.


5) Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare : I’ve been advised to read Infernal Devices around the same time as The Mortal Instruments and I intend to do the very same. Plus, I am making up for not having read Cassandra Clare until a few months ago.

Shopaholic to the Stars (UK)

4) Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella : Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is back! I’m super excited for the latest Shopaholic book! Can’t wait to laugh at Becky’s antics.


3) The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare : I read the City of Bones a couple of months ago and I finished reading City of Ashes just today. The sibling thing irritated me a little but I can’t wait to read City of Glass anyway. Just waiting till Friday when my friend issues it from the library.


2) Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan : Holy Hera! Fifteen days till BoO comes out. I feel like wailing like a Banshee every time I realize that this book will be the very last time we read about Percy and Co. I have obsessed over Percy Jackson for so long now. I can’t believe the series is coming to an end. October 8 is going to be a busy day. I am going to read BoO as soon as I get my hands on it. And then sit and cry in a corner. Honestly, fangirling is tough.


1) A song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin : I have finally done it! I owned the second book ie A Clash of Kings and had previously read A Game of Thrones. I’ll be the proud owner of the other books as soon as Amazon delivers them to my place. Then, I will start reading them. *Happy Dance*Happy Dance*

What’s your Top Ten Tuesday List? Post your links in comments 🙂

Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at the amazing blog Broke and Bookish . They have a weekly theme and bloggers from all around the world post their lists.

I love making list and I’ve been wanting to do a Top Ten Tuesday for ages. So here’s me, seizing the opportunity.

Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

10) C.J. Skuse : I read Rockoholic earlier this year and it was an eye-opener without being tragic. Yes, I’m obsessed about a rockstar. So I could relate to it. Also, her bio on Goodreads makes me want to read more of C.J. Skuse’s books. Talk about badass.

9) Ned Vizzini : It’s kind of a funny story was a book that is still loitering around my brain. Usually, I tend to forget about the books I’ve read. Yeah, I need to eat almonds and improve my memory. I really want to read Ned Vizzini’s other books.

8) Cath Crowley : Oh these Autralian authors! How I love them! Melina Marchetta would have been here too if I hadn’t read The Lumatere Chronicles. Anyway, Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley was magic. Secret Graffiti artists, destiny, Nuit Blanche…bam! Magic! This list has made me realize that I should add her other books to my TBR and read them!

7) Matthew Quick : Silver Linings Playbook– the book, while quite different from the movie, was better. The book is always better. I will hopefully read Forgive me, Leonard Peacock real soon. Dude’s got Peacock as a surname!

6) F. Scott Fitzgerald : I have multiple reasons for reading more of Mr. Fitzgerald. But honestly, do I even need a reason? The Great Gatsby was pretty awesome. Plus, it never hurts to read more of classic writers. And! I am a HUGE fan of his great granddaughter Blake Hazard from The Submarines and Gatsby isn’t her favorite. So I really want to try out the Fitzgerald books she likes.

5) Cassandra Clare : I’ve read the first book of The Mortal Instruments and I’ve a pact with a mate. She’s going to issue City of Ashes for me from her library while she reads City of Bones. But we have our semester exams next week. Phew. After that, I suppose.

4) Maeve Binchy : A Week in Winter was one of the most calming books I’ve ever read. Maeve Binchy’s books are usually based in rural Ireland. Now, I’ve never been to Ireland- rural or urban. But it sounds beautiful from her books. Plus I’ve owned Tara Road ever since I picked it up in a second hand shop last year. I better read it soon.

3) Jonathan Stroud : Okay, so, Bartimaeus in The Amulet of Samarkand was a total badass! I can’t wait to borrow the next book in the series from Dee.

2) James Dashner : Dystopia happens to be one of my favorite genres. The Maze Runner was gripping and I want to know what happens next and most importantly, who dies? It’s a dystopian novel. Might as well accept that loads of characters are going to die.

1) Arundhati Roy : Technically, I’ve just read an essay of her’s but it was some 90 pages long so I hope it counts. Arundhati Roy is super super super smart and she has the ability to use her pen as a whip. The essay I read was on the Narmada Bachao Andolan, titled The Greater Common Good. But it was so well written. She criticized the dam project with all the correct arguments. I was immediately influenced by her written word. She is just amazing. I should really buy The God of Small Things and read it asap!

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