Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each of us book bloggers have a chance to make silly lists about… books. This weeks list is Books I Will Probably Never Read. Don’t forget to add links to your TTT or add your own books in the comments!
1. Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James
No. Just… just no.
2. Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride #9) by James Patterson
I was hoping it was a joke when a new Max Ride was announced, but lo and behold, here it is. Honestly, I did finish (or thought I had) the series but every book was worse than the one before and by the time the 8th book came around it really just sucked.
3. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
I live in the southern US, but I HATE reading anything with southern dialect, especially older historical fiction books. They really grate on my nerves!
4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
This is another “just no” book. I think I’d get sick reading it, mainly because I go to Belize every year where child prostitution and human trafficking is a big deal.
5. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Anything by Dickens, really. Sorry, but me and Dickens have a long history of a hate/hate relationship. I’ve always tried to get through one of his books, but have never made it. Sorry Charles. (Fun Fact– I DID have an imaginary friend named Jacob Marly growing up. Go figure.)
6. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin
Don’t get me wrong, guys. I love epic fantasy, but I could not get in to this book at all. I don’t think Martin knows what a complex sentence is, either. It’s a shame, but this is one fan-wagon I haven’t hopped on.
7. The Odyssey by Homer
I have read the Iliad, but for some reason I can not read through The Odyssey! I was in an endless pick-up-put-down cycle with this thing, but I think I might have finally just given up on it. Meh.
8. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
I never got into these books. They honestly don’t sound that bad, but I just never jumped into them and then the tv show came out and it seemed really too valley-girl drama-ish for me.
9. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I’ve heard mixed reviews about this series- some loved it and some hated it. I never got around to trying it out and now I’m just not seeing it happening. Oh well.
10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Don’t you judge me for this one! I just can’t see myself reading it in the near future. I like a good angsty romance story but I feel like the girl-with-cancer story has been beaten over the head over the last decade or so.