Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Top Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly feature created at The Broke and The Bookish.

There aren't a lot of books that say with confidence I will never read.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: My interest in reading this book has always been... less than zero. I really have NO interest whatsoever in reading it. Even with friends who tried to feed it to me. Nope. His style doesn't work for me.

2. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck: Doesn't sound happy. I actually don't think I'll read anything by John Steinbeck.

3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I was kind of forced to watch the movie, and I couldn't stand it. A lot.

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I did try the first chapter, but I just couldn't get into it. I keep being told how fantastic it is, but I really don't know if I'll ever do it.

5. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton: When I was in the eighth grade I had teachers try to compel me to read it by requiring that we go to the musical. I didn't. I never will.

6. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis: My parents read The Chronicles of Narnia to us when we were kids, but not the last book. And I won't read it because I'm happier not reading unhappy endings, and I get unhappy ending vibes.

7. Anything by Ellen Hopkins: Her work just isn't my cup of tea.

8. Anything (else) by Khaled Hosseini: I had to read The Kite Runner for class in high school, and I really wasn't a fan.

9. Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling: I keep meaning to read it, but I haven't done it and its beginning to look like it won't be migrating toward the top of the TBR pile. This is more toward the probably, and less the never. It isn't that I don't want to read it, I just... haven't.

10. Delirium by Lauren Oliver: Its just never been something that caught my interest.


  1. Really great list! Totally feel the same about so many of these! I own Casual Vacancy, part of me wants to read it too, but I just don't think it is ever going to happen.
    Top Ten Tuesday

    1. It isn't that I don't want to read it, but... its not that I'm desperate to read it either.

  2. The Casual Vacancy was on my list too. I wish I'd never read TFIOS but I gave into the hype and as I suspected, I hated it. I doubt I'll read anything by John Steinbeck either. Delirium was also on my list. I love The Book Thief, but I get that it's the kind of book that's not for everyone.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/top-ten-tuesday-3/

    1. Casual Vacancy seems to have ended up on a bunch of lists- its still a lot of maybes. I just don't feel like reading TFIOS, I'm not a huge fan of John Green's style.