Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ll Probably Never Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I will Probably Never Read

A lot of bloggers seem to be using this topic to bash books or authors that they don’t (think they) like. I don’t think that’s what this topic was meant for. My list consists of books that I have no prejudices against, but for some reason or another I don’t think they’d be a good fit for me. As the day progresses, I would just urge bloggers and readers alike to be respectful of others’ opinions. Not everyone has to like the same books!

1) Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien – I liked the movies pretty good, but they were so long! Because the movies were so long it makes me feel like reading the books will take a really long time too. I just have a lot of other books that I’d like to read and so I don’t feel like I can really take the time to read this series.

2) Anything by Stephen King – I’m such a scaredy cat! I got scared just reading the Wikipedia entries about Carrie and The Shining. I definitely do not think I would be able to handle reading a full length book from him.

3) Les Misérables by Victor Hugo – I think both my siblings have read this one and again–just so long! Along with Lord of the Rings, it’s hard for me to justify taking so much time to read a book when I already know the storyline (because I’ve seen the movie) and I have so many other books that I want to read!

4) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – I know a lot of people like this book and it’s received a lot of hype but reading the book summary didn’t make me want to read it. Suspense/Thriller/Mystery aren’t normally genres that I read anyway so I probably won’t get around to reading this.

5) Moneyball by Michael Lewis – Loved the movie, but probably won’t read the book. No particular reason, just not really interested.

6) Coraline by Neil Gaiman – I’ve seen part of the movie and it kind of creeped me out to be honest. So, not interested in this one either.

7) Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – I tried reading this book in high school, but there was just too much language in it for me. I try to steer clear of books with a lot of profanity in it. Just not something that I enjoy.

8) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – Another language issue for me. I tried reading it, but ended up putting it down after a few pages.

9) Wicked by Gregory Maguire – I seriously don’t know what it is about this one. I’m someone who LOVES re-tellings/re-imaginings of stories but I’ve never had the desire to get into this one! I’m not even that interested in seeing the musical. I mean, I’d go see it, but I can live with not.

10) Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi – Another one that I know a lot of people love, but the summary just doesn’t interest me. I could actually see myself eventually reading this series, but with all of the books that I have lined up…probably not.

Do you agree with any of the books that I’ve listed? Are there any that I should seriously reconsider?

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ll Probably Never Read

  1. I am on par with a lot of your list. Lol don’t feel guilty about LOTR sometimes great books must be put aside for other books and maybe someday you may get to them and then again maybe not lol

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  2. I love your list! I will say this about Stephen King – not all his books are horror. He is a great storyteller. I absolutely love 11/22/63. It is not scary, just a great story. Les Mis made my list too! And I agree with you on LoTR – if you’ve seen the movie, you’re good. I was not a fan of the books, but loved the films.

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  3. I loved Coraline (book and movie), and I’m a pretty big scaredy cat too. I think maybe you should give that one a go, one of these days.

    I really didn’t like Shatter Me, so I’m not planning on reading the rest of the series. And, I wish I never read Gone Girl.

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    1. Yeah I’ve definitely seen Fifty Shades on several lists. With this post I really didn’t want to be making any judgment calls on what is good writing or not and that kind of thing. I DEFINITELY didn’t want to insult authors or their books. But there are just some books you know aren’t for you and those are the books I put on my list.

      I thought you did a good job of doing that on your post as well.


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