Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Will Probably Never Read

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Paper Bindings | Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Will Probably Never Read

A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten : Books I Will Probably Never Read

There are a lot of books out there, so there is no way I will ever be able to read all of them. Not that I'd want to, really, because I (like all of you) have preferences in topic and style. So here are some books that, regardless of how the rest of the population feels about them, I will probably never read.

01. Twilight Saga - Because I haven't heard anything good about them from anyone I personally know. Because I didn't like the movies. Because the romance is unhealthy and a terrible example to give young girls. Just because.

02.  The Fault in Our Stars  - Before you start to stone me, please understand that I will never read this- not because I think it will stink- but because I know it will not and that it will make me cry. This book is far to sad for me.

03. Gone With the Wind -I hated the main character and thought the movie was waaaay too long. So I don't think I'll ever put in the effort to read all 1,000 + pages of this.

04. Doctor Zhivago -I saw the movie version of this, and was about ready to kill every character in it. The book is a classic, but I've got very little motivation to give it a chance.

05. Tuesdays With Morrie -Remember how I mentioned that The Fault in Our Stars was too sad for me? Well, I'm pretty sure I am physically incapable of reading something as sad as this book. My brother read it for his sports lit class in college and I'm too scared to even look at the cover too closely...

06. The Selection - I have heard terrible things about this author and how she treats her readers (at least those who don't like her books), so I chose not to patronize her. Sorry Kiera Cass. Plus, the blurb sounds stupid. But also the author is mean.

07. Son of a Witch - Despite the fact that I love, love, LOVE both the Wizard of Oz and Wicked: the musical; I will not be reading this book The first book in the series was weird and terrible and just not for me... I don't expect this one to be any different and so I probably wont read it.

08. Fifty Shades of Grey -This is, from what I've heard, the pornographic version of Twilight. A Twilight without anything paranormal. I'm all for fan-fiction, but this just doesn't appeal to me.

09. Sentimental Education -The summary of this book on goodreads suggests that it's basically a male version of Madame Bovary. Which I hated. So: no.

10. Atlas Shrugged - I just have no desire to read this book, even though I have often heard it called culturally significant. Sometimes the classics just aren't interesting.

What is your Top Ten this week?
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  1. Good list! Fair enough with "Stars." You will cry. A lot :( I'm dying to know what you think about Green though. Maybe try "Paper Towns?" I'm curious, how is Cass mean to her fans? I thought "Tuesday's With Morrie" to be terrible also so good call lol very condescending and saccharine.

    1. I kind of thought he was one of those tragic story authors. "Paper Towns isn't sad , then? I suppose I could give it a try :)

      As for Cass, I internet know someone on goodreads who she, among other things, called a bitch on social media. See this link for more info:

      It was bad enough behavior that Publisher's Weekly wrote an article about it:

    2. "Paper Towns" is more coming of agey. Hopefully you give it a try :)

      Oooh, I remember now. We've talked about Cass before. She does seem mean.

      Your wording for "Gone With the Wind" made me laugh for a good while. It is super long. I like the movie though for reasons I'm not sure of haha. One night my whole family and I watched the whole thing. We kept saying to each other, "This is long. We should stop," yet inexplicably watched the entire billion hours of it.

      Annnyway, again good list!

    3. I just might. I'll need to goodreads it to see what it's about before I make any promises, though :)

      Also: Scarlett O'Tisha doesn't know nothing about birthin' no babies! AP American History review session humor ftw!

    4. Scarlett O'Tisha probably will never read Gone with the Wind :p

  2. I WILL NEVER READ FAULT EITHER. My heart just cannot take it! I cried enough with the movie. No thank you cancer book, no thank you.

    1. Again fair enough. I'm still sad panda though that the movie is all you'll get from "Stars." The book is so much better!

    2. I concur. My poor heart. I would probably drown in my own tears. You two know how easy it is to make me cry, lol

  3. We share three - 50 Shades, The Selection, and Atlas Shrugged. However, I do agree with most of your others.

    Check out my TTT.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! Three out of ten, that's a pretty good match, so I obviously loved your list too. There are a few on there that almost made my list as well. They might have if they'd popped into my head when I was choosing my ten...

  4. You're not missing out on much, most of these books I don't like. The fault in our stars wasn't that depressing, although I did feel teenagers were trying too hard to be poetic. The Selection is an okay series, it's more romance than dystopian. The covers are beautiful though! I liked the movie of Fifty Shades better, Christian is more human in the movie than the book. The books are just dirty though and it gives a wrong message, I do agree about twilight as well. I'm done now lol <3 Benish| Feminist Reflections

    1. Validation of my choices! lol

      Thanks for commenting :)


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