Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Hard theme this week: Ten Book I Will Probably Never Read. Even with the "probably" added in there, I still struggled. It just seems so finite, and I would think one and go, "Well, actually what if I...." So it was a struggle because I am willing to give most books a shot at least, but there are some books that I can admit that I will never read.

Ain't Nobody Got Time (or Patience) for That

Some series are just so long. I don't really have the will power to do that. 

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
It's just so long. My sister has been working her way through them, and I just don't have the patience to do that. Do they sound like great books? Yes. Am I really going to make the commitment? Very unlikely.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
When I was a kid, these books were super popular, yet I never read them. Now the idea of trying to get through all those books seems like an olympic worthy event. Just too many!

I Shed Enough Tears Thanks

I already cry so much reading books. Even the happiest books leave me silently crying. But sad books are not my thing. If a book has a sad part, okay that's fine, but if the goal of the book seems to be getting me to dehydrate my body through hours of tears, I will not read it. Ever.

Absolutely anything by Nicholas Sparks
I'm sure Nicholas Sparks is a good writer, but he seems to write a lot of sad books. Since I avoid sad books like the plague, I probably won't pick up on of his books. Same with Jodi Picoult. If you specialize in books that make people cry, I'm going to look somewhere else for entertainment.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
This doubles up as a super long and also super sad book. Maybe if I never watched the movie, I might not have known how sad it was. But I did. The sad secret is out, and now it's very unlikely that I will read this book.

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
This book is infamous for its level of surprise sadness. Nope, never, nunca, no, nein.

Well Because...

The rest of the Ender Quintet or The Ender's Shadow series by Orson Scott Card
So Ender's Game has to be one of my top 20 favorite books of all time. It had such an incredible impact on me. Same with Ender's Shadow because they are parallel stories. But I am never going to read the rest of that series. I appreciate those books so much, but the idea of trying to force a continuation would be a bit much. Also not a fan of Orson Scott Card as a person. His book is engrained in my soul and I would never change that, but I also think he is awful and I don't want to support him.

On the Road by Jack Kerouac
I feel ashamed to admit this, but it's probably not going to happen. I have tried about three times to start this book, and I have barely made it to 20 pages each time. The words are amazing, but the slow stream of consciousness kind of makes me lose focus.

Fifty Shade of Grey by E.L James
Yeah, not in a million years. Not of fan of ridiculously awful writing, almost hilariously bad smut, and abuse disguised as misinterpreted BDSM. I read a lot of fan fiction, and the fact that people think of this when they think of "fan fiction to books" makes me cringe. I don't understand how it became so popular.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I can't even explain how I just am not interested in this book. It kind of resurged in popularity and hype during my sophomore year in high school, and everyone was talking about how it was a book every girl should read. And maybe it's the fact that when people tell me I should read something that I lose interest. It is supposed to be good, but I'm not going to read it.

Internet Girls series by Lauren Myracle
I have never been a huge fan of chat speak. Yes I grew up with it, and yes I actually have a shower curtain of ridiculous chat speak (My mom got it). But without getting too into it, I just don't get it. So I can honestly say that I will never read this book. I just wouldn't handle it.

Are these books on your "Probably Won't Read" list too? Or do you think I'm crazy for never reading them? What books are on your list?

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  1. I'm with you on a lot of these. I did love Speak but school censorship of a book pretty much guarantees I'll read it.

    Anna Karenina would be awesome if it was about half as long and everyone didn't have about 3 different names.

    Great List!

  2. With you most of the way :) 50 shades and Nicholas Sparks both made my list. Series of Unfortunate Events crack me up, but I honestly haven't read them all.
    Nice list :)


  3. I agree with almost all of these. I loved Series of Unfortunate Events as a kid, and although the series is long, most of the books are pretty short. I also enjoyed Anna Karenina, but it was a gargantuan undertaking. I'm with you all the way on Nicholas Sparks, 50 Shades, and Bridge to Terabithia (sooooo depressing!).