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!
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?
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?
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.