Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I’ll Probably Never Read

Each week, The Broke and the Bookish hosts the Top Ten Tuesday book meme. I have seen various bloggers I follow take part before, and now I’ve decided to join the fun.

This week’s topic is all about the books I’ll probably never read voluntarily.

Top Ten Books Never Read

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust – I’ve always found Proust pretentious. Not stopping now.

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella – If there is one genre I don’t have much time for it’s chick lit. Shopping, make up, tons of pink and glitter. Pass.

Fifty Shades of Grey (plus sequels) by E.L. James – There is no way in which I will read books that glorify domestic abuse and rape. I also think that a cat could come up with more eloquent prose than James.

Divergent by Veronica Roth – Eh. Just don’t get it.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand – Pass. Next!

War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy – It’s long. Which I wouldn’t really mind, but no, Anna Karenina was enough of Tolstoy for me.

The Last Song (or anything else) by Nicholas Sparks – I’ve read The Longest Ride, Message in a Bottle and The Notebook. Is it just me or are his books pretty much the same thing over and over? I’m also not a fan of romances.

The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer – Vampires don’t sparkle. Period.

The Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann – He’s hailed as one of the best modern, German authors. He writes long and complicated sentences that take up half a page. I don’t think so.

Ulysses by James Joyce – Does anyone really read this? I gave up after 20 pages. My copy currently serves as a door-stopper, and I can’t see a promotion in its foreseeable future.


7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I’ll Probably Never Read”

  1. To this day it still makes me laugh at the idea of vampires sparkling. And I agree with you on War and Peace. I’ve read Anna Karenina and that was enough for me.

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    1. Had a quick look at your list. I quite liked the Casual Vacancy and I do like John Green as an author, but as you know we also have a few books in common! And I agree, Bella doesn’t just sound like a whimp, she sounds like she’s not capable of independent thought and relies on Mr. Sparkle way too much to be healthy. I haven’t heard of some of those series, so I can’t say too much, except that I never got into Percy Jackson, but I’m fascinated by Norse mythology so I might check the Gods of Asgaard ones out.


  2. Just have to say.. “The Horse Whisperer” was not Nicholas Sparks… it was Nicholas Evans. Totally different style of writing than Sparks and much longer of a book.


    1. Lol, my bad. Yes you’re right. I was thinking of the one with a cowboy Nicholas Sparks did but couldn’t remember the title. it’s The Longest Ride. But The Horse Whisperer still counts, though. Didn’t have much time for that either.


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