Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's prompt is:

Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

This is dangerous ground, since I generally never say never when it comes to books.  But here are books I will probably never read:



I've mentioned before that I think I would have loved this book in high school.  But I'm not in high school anymore, and, at this phase of life, this story no longer interests me.

9. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
I'm sorry, it's just never appealed to me.

8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I have never read anything Bronte.  *dodges tomatoes*

7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
And I especially have no desire to read this Bronte.  *dodges particularly nasty tomatoes*

6. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Dickens, like the Bronte sisters, just doesn't do it for me.  (Though I have read some of his work before.)

5. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The cheese factor is just too high for me.

4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
I used to be interested... then I saw the film.

3. A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
Honestly, I don't think I can emotionally handle this book.

2. The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
I can't help it, those covers freak me the heck out.

1. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
It feels odd to quit a series with only one book left, but I just can't handle Tally anymore.


I felt so mean writing this week's prompt, but it's all the truth!  I love books, but some just don't appeal to me.  Are there any books that you will never read?

14 comments:

  1. We have a couple books in common! I would dodge the Bronte sisters too. Their books are weird and depressing and weird. I didn't like If I Stay. It was boring and so immature. Good list!

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    1. Yes! Validation!! Everyone seems to move Bronte, and Jane Eyre especially, but I have zero interest. Glad you agree.

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  2. If I Stay was utter crap so you're not missing anything there. Ok now I totally love you. I hate hate hate Jane Eyre. Stupidest book in the world. No mean nasty tomatoes from me.

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    1. YES!!! You are making me feel so much better about my lack of interest in Jane Eyre. Thanks!!

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  3. Oh wow! This is an interesting list :)
    I won't be reading If I Stay as well, but I'm surprised to see a lot of classics that are on my TBR and I'm intimidated to pick up hahaha
    Also, Shatter Me has the most beautiful covers in my opinion and it's so interesting to me to see somebody else who hates them! I love it!

    I definitely agree with you on The Notebook and Uglies. I don't plan on reading Uglies ever and The Notebook as my favorite book when I was 13. Yup, I was a Nicholas Sparks junkie. Yup, I regret those dark teenager days. Hahaha

    And TMI I have on my list as well so yay! I'm not the only one :)♥

    - Jumana @ http://booksbyj.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's funny how cover art can elicit such diverse reactions. I'm glad someone like those Shatter Me covers, but, man, I can hardly stand to look at them! At least we agree on those others!

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  4. You can't judge the film for City of Bones. The film was bad. The book is much better. I love that series. It's one of my favorites. But, I've noticed our reading interests are very different, so you may not like it.

    I loved Rebecca, but I can understand it not appealing to everyone.

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    1. I agree with you in theory. I feel like I shouldn't judge the book by the film, but that film was really, really bad. Otherwise, that story seems like something I would be interested in. I just need to wait long enough for the film's memory to sufficiently fade.

      I don't think our book interests are too different, we just seem to have different responses to the romance elements in books. But we do read a lot of the same books, so at least we're drawn to many of the same stories, if for different reasons. :)

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  5. TWILIGHT. I will never read that. Ever. Even if I somehow magically race through my list of 300+ books on my "to-read" shelf, I won't pick up that one. I get angry just thinking about it.

    Also probably never anything by Bill O'Reilly or Glenn Beck. I find myself suddenly paralyzed by the torturous notion of being forced to choose between a Bill O'Reilly book and Twilight. Oh the horror.

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    1. Haha! If you were ever in the dire predicament of having to choose between Bill O'Reilly and Twilight, I think I'd recommend Twilight because at least it's fictional?

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  6. You're not the only one! I LOVED the uglies series but I didn't want to read Extras for some reason.

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  7. Right there with you on SO MANY of these. I hated the Uglies series and stopped after the second one. It just seemed like nothing ever got resolved and I didn't love the story or writing enough to stick with it. I read "A Child Called It" before I had kids. I had to read quickly through the remainder of that series to feel ok. There is NO WAY I could read them now. I will never read Bronte books either. I had a high school friend who loved them way too much and her ardor turned me away from them.

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    1. Isn't it funny how someone else's fervor can be a detriment to our desire to read something? I totally get the feeling, and I defend your right to refuse any given book for any reason, even (and especially) if it is a beloved classic. Glad we agree on so many of these!

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