Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ten Books I Wish Had Less Politics

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top Ten Books With More/Less X.

  1. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, # 3) by Suzanne Collins
  2. Insurgent/Allegiant (Divergent, # 2 & 3) by Veronica Roth
  3. Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, # 1) by Richelle Mead
  4. The Crown (The Selection, # 5) by Kiera Cass
  5. Deliverance (Defiance, # 3) by CJ Redwine
  6. Legend (the entire series) by Marie Lu
  7. Ignite Me (Shatter Me, # 3) by Tahereh Mafi
  8. Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
  9. Matched (the entire series) by Ally Condie
  10. Pandemonium/Requiem (Delirium, # 2 & 3) by Lauren Oliver

As I've gotten older politics have become more important to me, but I still hate talking about it with other people. And I especially HATE reading about it because I read for fun and to relieve stress...not to cause it. And authors who slip political statements into their books with the hopes of persuading the reader to their opinions is one of my biggest reading pet peeves. Not all of these books fall into that category, but they all have some kind of political focus or topic that I'd just rather not be there, even if it's just about the fictional world the characters live in. What do you guys think? Do you hate politics in books too? Or is it just me? Let me know!


  1. I was going to add Mocking Jay to my list as well, but I argued that the story didn't really have room for romance.... What do you think? Matched is also on my list, the pair really need some more X's and O's XD Great list :)

  2. Politics in sci-fi and fantasy doesn't bother me all that much - anything else, though, I'm not a fan.

    Lauren @ Always Me

  3. Yeah, I agree. It was just too focused around taking down the corrupt government. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  4. It just depends. Like take the Red Rising series...the entire series is about taking down the current government. I LOVED that series. But Divergent and The Hunger Games didn't really start off all about politics for me, and really they took the things that made these series interesting and changed them...to be more like our culture...which isn't all that interesting at all. It just ruined these series for me. BUT that's a personal pet peeve for me. Thanks for stopping by Lauren!