Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books We Will Probably Never Read

May 5, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday 9

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books We Will Probably Never Read toptentuesday

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!

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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

Fault in our stars

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 😀

– Angelya 

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!

– Angelya

Fifty Shades of Grey

infinitejest

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?

– Natasha

4. Ulysses by James Joyce

800 pages of stream of consciousness ramblings – I don’t think so.

– Natasha

 

ulysses

marleyandme

5. Marley & Me by John Grogan

I can’t handle any beloved pet dying.

– Natasha

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 😛

Angelya

charlottesweb

Game of Thrones

7. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin

Because the HBO TV series is just so good.

– Natasha

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.

Angelya

eyeoftheworld

crescendo

9. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Because I hated Hush Hush so much I would not be outraged if someone burned it 🙂

– Philippa

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!

– Philippa

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Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

9 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books We Will Probably Never Read”

  1. Beth

    DEFINITELY agree on 50 Shades – you are not missing out on much. And To Train up a Child sounds terrible and heartbreaking… why would anyone read something like that?!
    Beth x

  2. Danni Mae

    Don’t worry, a TON of people are staying away from TFIOS. As for 50 Shades, I totally agree with you and I’ll be avoiding it like the plague.

  3. Veronika

    I fully support your choice of not reading Fifty Shades. I’ve read all the books and I have no idea how I survived. The terrible characters and how certain things were treated was even worse than the writing and that is a huge thing haha. I really enjoyed Hush Hush, I was underwhelmed but that was my first angel book and the whole story felt so new and creative and amazing. Yeah, I’ve read quite a few angel books since then and now I don’t think it was any of those things. Also, as the series progresses the books keep getting worse and worse. You’re smart not to continue the series.
    Great list. 🙂
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  4. Elizabeth

    The dark secret so many book bloggers have kept secret? Not wanting to read TFIOS! Hopefully you’ll notice it’s on quite a few lists this week. Watching GOT the first season is what got me to read the books. HBO is doing a great job sticking to the stories, and of course the production values are amazing. I haven’t started the current season yet, but I hear they are veering from the books a little. Hope you’ll stop by.
    My TTT
    Have a great week!
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  5. Elizabeth

    The dark secret so many book bloggers have kept secret? Not wanting to read TFIOS! Hopefully you’ll notice it’s on quite a few lists this week. Watching GOT the first season is what got me to read the books. HBO is doing a great job sticking to the stories, and of course the production values are amazing. I haven’t started the current season yet, but I hear they are veering from the books a little.
    Hope you’ll stop by. Have a great week!
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  6. JJ

    Fifty Shades of Grey was on my list too. Don’t worry, I hated TFIOS, so you are doing yourself a favour not reading it. I loved Charlotte’s Web when I was a kid, but then again, I don’t mind sad books (I get sad but I don’t tend to ugly cry). I probably won’t read Game of Thrones either.
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