Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:
Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read
Emphasis on probably. Who knows what I will eventually want to read in the future? This is a list of ten books that I’ve avoided reading for several years (probably more) and that I don’t see myself reading anytime in the future. Several of them are books I know I wouldn’t enjoy; I don’t know why I’d waste time on something I don’t like when I could be reading my next favorite book.
Fifty Shades of Grey (or any of the other books) by E.L. James – I have nothing against you if you have read and/or like this books, but I know they aren’t for me, for reasons I’d be happy to discuss with you, but I won’t go into here.
Anything by Nicholas Sparks – Formulaic and trite. His books hold no interest to me.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – I started this one as an audiobook (horrible decision as Gilbert herself narrates it and her voice grated on my nerves) and I got through about a third of it and then DNF’ed. I’ll never finish this one.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown – I tried and couldn’t do it. I’ve seen the movie though.
Ellen Hopkins’ books – I am not really a fan of books written in verse. I find it hard to connect with the story, but so many people love Ellen Hopkins’ books that this is one of the ones I might eventually read in the future. I don’t know.
A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin – This is another that I’m not sure if I will or won’t read. I’ve heard really great things but this series is daunting – so many books, so many characters, so much hype.
And a few classics I don’t plan on reading:
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo – maybe one day
War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, anything by Jane Austen – don’t hate me!
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Do you think I should change my mind about any of these? Which books will you (probably) never read?