Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Top Ten Books We Will Probably Never Read
Other books will probably always come first. This post is somewhat similar to a previous TTT topic: “Books We’re Not Sure We Want to Read.”
1. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
This is the only repeat from my other list. I simply don’t think I could ever read this lunatic’s words–particularly when I know it was used as propaganda. It is the only book I immediately thought of with this TTT topic.
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Anne Shaffer
I have started this book at least five times and can’t get past the first fifty pages. All of my friends love it, but I couldn’t get into it. I really want to like it.
3. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Let’s just be honest with each other. This isn’t going to happen. I’ve read portions, and I don’t think I would read this for any other reason than to say I read it. Life’s too short.
4. Ulysses by James Joyce
For a similar reason, I don’t think I’ll ever read this book. Although, I would do much better on Jeopardy if I read it. They always include this book!
5. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
My husband would be sad to see this on the list. I just can’t do it. I’m sorry! You can judge me, but I’ll always find a book that I think will be better than these. I’ve seen pieces of the movies, and I am simply not interested. (And yes, I understand the movies are never as good as the books. But I am pretty sure I won’t like these.) You can also add Game of Thrones to this list.
1. The Selection (series) by Kiera Class
This series premise just sounds so much like Princess Academy, and I have a very hard time with books that seem to rip off a premise. I also just haven’t heard very good things about them (though my students bug me all the time to read them). We’ll see. These are probably the ones on this list that I could maybe be convinced to read.
2. The rest of the Mortal Instruments (series) by Cassandra Clare
I listened to the first book of the series (which may have been the problem), and I just found it to be not what I wanted it to be. I wasn’t sucked into the world like I wanted to be. Also, the ending just really bothered me.
3. Anything Nicholas Sparks
I have never been interested in books that revolve around romance.
4. Little House (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I tried to read the first one when I was younger, but very early on the dad goes on a hunt and the kill is described. Grossed me out and made me cry. This just left a bad taste in my mouth, and I will probably not ever try again.
5. All those vampire books I bought in 2007-2009
Man, I bought so many vampire books for my classroom library!!! Some of them were loved, but many of them were never touched because by the time I got them, the fad was over. Maybe they’ll get some love one day.
Which books are on your list?