Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read


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Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

There are probably more than ten books I’ll probably never read. The point is, I don’t really care about books I have no intention of reading.


Beloved ~ Toni morrison

I was assigned to read Beloved for senior English. I just could not get past some of the content of the book. I don’t think I will ever pick it up again, no matter how much literary merit it has.

Moby Dick ~ Herman Melville

As cute as it was that Matilda was reading Moby Dick, I find no attraction to it. In my mind it is The Old Man and the Sea on a larger scale. And just as boring.

The Lord of the Rings ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Just no. I already have a mega-series on my hands.

Game of Thrones ~ George R.R. Martin

Again, no. I am just fine settling for watching the show.

Crime and Punishment ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I know it is a brilliant insight into the human psyche and has acclaimed merit, but I don’t think I’d ever make it through. And honestly, it doesn’t really interest me. Sorry, AP English teachers.

Life of Pi ~ Yann Martel

A phenomenal story, yes. One I want to read about? No.

Anything by Stephen King

The man scares himself with his writing. I have enough on my plate without wanting to be paranoid and afraid to sleep. No, thank you.

Don Quixote ~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

As much as I loved watching a play of Don Quixote in high school, I will pass. I think I got enough of the experience.

Memoirs of a Geisha ~ Arthur Golden

I love the idea behind this book, but I’ve just reached a point in my life where I want to see love. Real love. Not representations that promote women in situations of power and where love is scorned.

Watership Down ~ Richard Adams

I started reading this when I was younger, and it did not catch my fancy at all.

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

  1. If I could unread Crime and punishment i’d do it. A waste of precious two weeks of reading time :d

  2. I love The Game of Thrones show, making me want to try out the books! I hope they can actually live up to HBO’s take on them! Happy reading! 🙂

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