Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. We’re aiming to come up with ten things between us each week so they won’t be in any particular order!
For this week, we’ve picked books that we will probably never read, despite the fact that they may be bestsellers, recommended to us or hyped beyond belief.
Ten Books We Will Probably Never Read
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I know I’m going to be ex-communicated from the YA community for admitting to this, but no, I haven’t read TFIOS and I am unlikely to. I just can’t put myself through the trauma! I read for fun and going through three boxes of tissues doesn’t quite sound like it. Okay, you may start trying to convince me otherwise now 😀
2. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
Sorry Mr Grey, this book’s reputation for being badly written and controversial to boot is a bit of a turn-off for me. There are plenty of other sexy series out there, thx, bye!
3. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
“A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America. Set in an addicts’ halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.”
It is well known that nobody ever finishes this, so why set myself up for failure?
4. Ulysses by James Joyce
800 pages of stream of consciousness ramblings – I don’t think so.
5. Marley & Me by John Grogan
I can’t handle any beloved pet dying.
6. Charlotte’s Web by EB White
On the theme of heart-breaking deaths, I know what happens in this book, and I don’t want to subject my son to my ugly crying 😛
7. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin
Because the HBO TV series is just so good.
8. The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Okay, I know this is a classic high fantasy series and I’m probably a philistine for not having read it, but the series is fourteen books long. The first book is 800 pages and the last is over 900. It’s a major commitment, and one I’m unlikely to get into any time soon.
9. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Because I hated Hush Hush so much I would not be outraged if someone burned it 🙂
10. To Train Up a Child by Michael Pearl
Because any child training book that has actually resulted in the death of small babies and children is not something I’m interested in!