Tuesday, May 5, 2015

10 Books I Will Probably Never Read

Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

I feel as though I need to preface this list with a statement that, as a librarian, I often recommend books that I'm not really crazy about.  Sometimes it can be hard.  Sometimes it can be VERY hard, but you never know what will be the connecting factor between a reader and a book.  But these books/authors just have not connected with me for one reason or another.  If you love them, I respect that completely, just as I ask for your respect in enjoying poorly written, cheesy teen chick-lit.

So what's on your list?

Happy reading!  (Ahem...books that you look forward to reading! :)

1) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
2) Another Day by David Levithan
3) Winger by Andrew Smith
I'm not really a fan of either Patrick Ness, David Levithan, or Andrew Smith.  I recognize that they all have a unique voice and talent, but I just don't particular like the voice.  Maybe it's the hype.  I don't know, but I can't get passed that all three seem to be trying too hard.  Too hard to be edgy.  Too hard to be poignant.  Too hard to be "real."  I always just come off annoyed.

4) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I tried to read this once, and it didn't take long for me to throw in the towel.  I'm very familiar with the story so I'm content leaving it there.  I also madly love Jasper Fforde's interpretation of Heathcliff in the Eyre Affair (sending him to anger management with Miss Havisham :) so I kind of want to keep my affection there.

5) Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
1,168 pages.  Um....1,168 pages.  As much as I would like to it's 1,168 pages long.  Doubt very strongly that it's ever going to happen.

6) A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
7) Anything by Jodi Picoult
I read to escape.  While I accept that some books will upset me or make me cry, I try very hard to stay away from those that I know will devastate me.  Tis why my favorite books usually have fairies.

8) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The movie terrified me, and by terrified I mean seriously messed with my brain for several days post-viewing.  I'm good.  My imagination can be even more wicked than the silver screen, so I don't need any added images to be swimming around my easily traumatized brain.

9) Insurgent/Allegiant by Veronica Roth
I'm going to count this as one, because it feels like cheating otherwise.  This just happens to be one of those series that I don't feel any need to continue.  And don't kill me, but I'll probably just watch the movie.  (Read Divergent before seeing the movie...just to quell any books only hate fire)

10) Redwall by Brian Jacques
Talking animals.  Talking animals with human characteristics.  I know many LOVE this series, and I understand that it is considered extremely well-written, but I just can't do talking animals.

1 comment:

  1. I love the ones you've listed as your top four, but Atlas Shrugged is on my list. I just can't stand the author and don't want to torture myself.

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