Top Ten Books & Authors I’ll Never Read
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish which I adore and therefore chose to adopt into my weekly blog posts!
This week is a freebie post so I decided to go with an old topic that Jamie used back in 2010! Now I don’t want anyone to be offended by this list, it’s my own personal bookish preference and I have attempted to read most of these books and then found that they were DNF for me! So here we go…
Fifty Shades of Grey – No, NO. Not for the reasons you’re thinking, I do enjoy Laurell K. Hamilton novels, after all. To be honest, I tried this one and couldn’t get through it. As a librarian I thought it was my duty to take a chance on this book (see how I make myself feel better) and you know what, I just wanted Anastasia and her inner goddess to shut the f up and for Christian to put on his big boy panties. Truly.
The Host – Just…no.
The Casual Vacancy – I really did have every intention of reading this one simply because it is J.K. Rowling but the more I read about the book, the more I realized that it really is nothing I will ever be interested in.
Nicholas Sparks – I read The Notebook years ago, after I saw the movie, mind you, and boy was I disappointed.
This book makes me throw up in my mouth a little This is my own bias as this type of book just isn’t something that I generally love.
Crossed/Reached – I tried to convince myself that I liked Matched because it was a book that everyone was loving at the time and I didn’t want to feel like a mutant. Thankfully some blog friends (and my students, to my surprise) told me that the series only gets worse and to not waste my time. Whew!
I tried…I really tried…(aka these are STILL marked as “Want to Read” on Goodreads..)
Bossypants – Everyone told me that this was soooo hilarious but you know what? I’m in my mid-twenties, I related to NOTHING in this book.
The Fault in Our Stars – I tried for book club, I really did!! I also tried reading An Abundance of Katherines and couldn’t get through that either!! It’s totally me, and not you, John Green.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Oh man, I probably listened to half of this audiobook trying to convince myself that it was funny and I just wasn’t in the right “mood” as I was listening – not to mention that I paid for it assuming that I would love it as I love The Bloggess and her column. Apparently humor books just aren’t my thing.
Pegasus – Who doesn’t love Robin McKinley? When I tell you that I have tried to read this book at least five times, I am not kidding. I don’t know what it is, everything about the book screams “Alyssa.” I mean, hello? Her best friend is a PEGASUS. What is wrong with me?!
Tender Morsels – This one pushes too many buttons for me. The blurbs and reviews make it sound phenomenal but every time I pick it up I feel myself physically cringe over its contents.