Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

22:25 Cilla P 3 Comments

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1. Fifty Shades of Grey. I thought about reading this once, just out of curiousity. Then I was clicking through the interwebs one summer holiday and stumbled upon a blog that included excerpts in their review of the book. I think that - and everything else I know about the story from the hype and controversy - is enough. Definitely not interested in reading the whole thing.

2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I know it's a parody, but still. Why mess with a classic? Plus I'm not a big fan of zombies.

3. The Shining by Stephen King. Or any other Stephen King's novel, to be honest. I'm a big scaredy cat and I will probably never sleep again if I read this book.

4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I'm just not interested.

5. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I actually really want to read this book, but as I mentioned earlier, I'm reaaaally terrible with horror stories.

6. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Saffran Foer. Okay, I loved Jonathan Saffran Foer's Eating Animals, and I would love to get into his novels too. However, I peeked into a copy of this particular novel of his and I don't think I can stand the way it's written.

7. The Selection by Kiera Cass. This doesn't look like my type of book anyway, but I was made aware of the way this author responded to a negative review, and that has completely put me off.

8. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I put this on my to-read list on Goodreads a long time ago, but that was before I realised it's as thick as a brick. Having watched the musical and movie, I feel like I've got the gist of the story and probably won't ever want to invest the time and effort to read it when I already know how heartbreaking the story is.

9. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. This is another case of the author's profile prejudicing my opinion of the book. I did check out the trailer for the movie, however, and it doesn't look like the kind of story I'd love anyway.

10. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. I know, I know. I can picture the shock and horror on my Game of Thrones-loving friends' already, but if the TV show is any indication, there may be way too many deaths and gruesome things in this story for my taste.


  1. The Selection was on my list, as way Fifty Shades of Grey.

  2. My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/top-ten-tuesday-3/


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