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.
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.