Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today, I’ll talk about 10 books I probably won’t ever read. A quick disclaimer: I don’t mean to offend anyone with this topic. It’s just that not every book is something I’ll enjoy -even if you have. Don’t take this personal, please.
The titles will take you to their Goodreads page.
#1: It by Stephen King
Yes, the first book on my list is a Stephen King novel. Apologies to all of his fans! I do have quite a good reason to never read this though. Little known fact about me: I HATE CLOWNS. I despise them. They creep me out already, and I don’t think it would be healthy to read a horror novel about a clown. I’d probably never leave the house again.
Yes, another author who’s quite well known. I’ve never read an Ellen Hopkins book -but even if I truly loved her writing, I’d never pick this one up. This book is all about them religious themes. Honestly, I don’t do well with religious themes in books. I can’t connect to really religious characters -unless it’s fantasy- because I am an atheist and always have been. Sorry!
#3: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Aaaah, I can hear all kinds of hearts breaking over this one. I’m already not a fan of Shakespeare -sorry guys- and even if I were to read his work, I’d still skip over this one. I just can’t deal with this story. I don’t think this is a love story AT ALL. They are 13, fall in “love” in a day/night, cause a giant war between their families and die. WHAT? How on earth is that romantic?
#4: Hush Hush (Hush Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick
When I read the synopsis of this one, all I can think is “Nope”. I know already that I will absolutely loathe this book, so I don’t see the point of actually spending my time on it. First of all, the guy is named Patch. That sounds kind of.. gross. And he sounds like a stalker! Why?
#5: Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades #2) by E.L. James
Yes. I did read the first book years ago when the hype just started. And I could barely even get through that one. Normally when I say that I sincerely disliked that book, people think I am a prude. Let’s get this out of the way: I have nothing against sex scenes in a book. What I am against is: an abusive relationship, a girl without a backbone, a guy who is basically a psychopath and RIDICULOUS conversations and sex scenes.
#6: City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare
What’s that? The sound of disappointed and angry fans? I AM SO SORRY. I struggled through the first 4 books and by the end of the 4th I was so bored and annoyed by everything that I just don’t care anymore. I don’t really care to know what will happen in the end… Even if someone were to spoil me and tell me how the story wraps up, I wouldn’t mind.
#7: Fallen (Fallen #1) by Lauren Kate
I don’t really have a super-solid reason for not wanting to read this. Just that… I don’t want to. I don’t really get along with angel books…
#8: Bridget Jones’s Diary (Bridget Jones #1) by Helen Fielding
Yup. I’m probably one of the only girls that doesn’t like this movie. So I won’t be picking up the novel version either -obviously. I didn’t really like Bridget as a character and wasn’t intrigued by the story either. So nothing is really pulling me towards this book at all.
Again, the only reason for not wanting to read this w-one is simply because the story or synopsis does not appeal to me at all. And I know that so many people love this book or the movie but to be honest, I don’t think any amount of yelling “BUT THIS IS GREAT” would change my mind.
#10: Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie
I’ve heard such mixed opinions on this one… Plus, the synopsis just sounds like another dystopian. One of those books where you have a strange sensation of déjà vu when you read it because you’ve read so many similar books already.
21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ll Probably Never Read”
I agree with every book on your list apart from IT 😀 That is actually right now sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. And I hate clowns as well.. But I can’t stay away as I love Stephen King! (I will probably not sleep right for a few days 😛 )
Thanks! Wow, you’re brave! I do want to read Stephen King, but It just won’t be a read for me. I hope you enjoy it though -and that you don’t have too many nightmares afterwards…
Nice list of books!!! Here’s a link to my TTT for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-will.html
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I’m about to start the third book in the Mortal Instruments series and its so interesting seeing this series on a lot of lists haha :’)
I’ve been told that Stephen King books are brilliant but I’m not sure its for me 🙂
Interesting selection! Hope you’re having a great day! Here’s my TTT if you would like to check it out 🙂
I hope you do enjoy The Mortal Instruments! I guess it just wasn’t for me. I really want to read a Stephen King novel -I mean, he is the king of horror- but I’m staying as far away as possible from It. Thanks!
Yep — avoid Life of Pi. I didn’t think it was worth it. And although I enjoy Shakespeare, R&J is not one that I really liked at all. I agree with you 100%. Too dramatic (for a play, I know!).
I will! Finally someone who agrees with me on R&J! Everyone always looks at me like I killed their cat when I say that.
ellen hopkins! i didn’t even think of her. but i’ll probably never read any of her books. dark tough issues + written in verse = something i’ll never touch. i don’t like books written in verse.
I’m not really a fan of verse either… That combined with this topic makes for a book I probably won’t read!
I agree with quite a few of these – 50 Shades is definitely making the rounds today!
It is! I am happy that I gave the trilogy a try though. I just really didn’t like it.
I had Fifty Shades of Grey on my list (seems like that trilogy is very popular on lists today!), and The Matched trilogy as well. I totally agree with you on the religion thing, as an atheist, I find it really hard to relate to very religious characters.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/top-ten-tuesday-3/
Yes! I just don’t really understand the mindset I guess…
Oh my pod, yes to your thoughts on the Mortal Instruments series. Though I think I only made it to book three before I had exactly the same response you mention here. Bored. Unable to take another second of the stupidity of it all. I hear they are making a tv series, which I might enjoy more. I read these in the first place because I enjoyed the movie and had the hots for all of the actors (I kind of thought about reading the novels as reverse fan fiction har dee har har), BUT ALSO because the movie made a few of the annoying things in the books go away/less annoying. So maybe the series will also do that, though I’ll be sad about not getting the same actors from the movies.
I may enjoy the TV series as well -I wasn’t really interested in the movie but I think I will watch the show 😀
I HATE CLOWNS AS WELL.
I agree with you on most of your book list.
I did read #6: City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare as I have the entire books by Clare.
Is there actually anyone who thinks clowns are fun? How did you like City of Lost Souls? the series is loved by so many people, I guess it just wasn’t for me…
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LOL I really don’t know. They just freak me out. I loved reading the series 🙂 The City of Lost Souls was great but there were a few things here and there that bugged me, but overall I loved reading it.
That is why there are so many books out there, some we will love and some not 😀
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Fallen was crap. Like really, unspeakably rubbish. It was every single paranormal romance trope rolled into one book. *Shudders*. Hush Hush was pretty rubbish too (who even names their protagonist Nora???). You’re not missing out!
I know right! Nora and Patch. I can’t even. I’m glad I decided to skip out on them!
I HATE CLOWNS TOO…. I don’t usually find horror movies scary (well maybe if they’re realistic I might) but clowns freak me out. I’ve wanted to watch the movie but I’m too scared. Im getting freaked out just thinking about it. lol