Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'll Probably Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form. The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Top Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read.  While I'm of the mindset that I will read everything, I know this isn't feasible...or enjoyable.  And I never like saying "no" to a book, but sometimes I just know that I will not be reading a specific book...ever.

Here's my list:
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  I think my reasons all stem from the movie...which I refuse to watch.  I don't have any specific reasons why.  I like Julia Roberts.  The book sounds like it would probably be okay.  I just feel very meh about it. 
  • Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes.  Sounds boring.  Boring!  I've never seen the movie either...
  • Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns by John Green.  I was not impressed with The Fault in Our Stars and I really have no desire to read anything else he's written.  So predictable!
  • Anything else by Nicholas Sparks.  I've read The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. What an atrocious writer!!!
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer.  The Twilight Saga exposed me to enough of her terrible writing (and even more horrific editing) that I refuse to subject myself to anymore of it.
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.  I know it's an American classic and Pulitzer winner, but I was so bored by Of Mice and Men that I just don't think I can do it.
  • Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.  No specific reason why I wouldn't want to read this, but it's always been rather low on my radar.
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau.  I remember covering Transcendentalism in high school and I hated it.  We read excerpts and I've never recovered enough to have any desire to read this.  Maybe my view would be different now...
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.  Same as above...
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  I don't know why I have no desire to read this book.  I even have a copy of it. 
What are some books that you plan to never read?

Also, look for next week's Top Ten:  Authors I REALLY Want to Meet.  Oh...there are so many!!!

Happy reading!

6 comments:

  1. I was not impressed by TFIOS either so will not be reading anymore John Green books. I don't understand why he is so raved about!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/top-ten-tuesday-3/

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    1. Me either! There are so many other YA authors who are infinitely better.

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  2. I agree with so many of these! And I'm excited for next week's Top Ten. Such a fun topic!

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  3. You've made a few wise choices here. Learn from my mistakes... Eat, Pray, Love: boring. Under the Tuscan Sun: boring. The Grapes of Wrath...you guessed it...boring. Well played, ma'am. Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

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