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.

3 comments:

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

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

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    1. I shall look at your list now! :D

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