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Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books I’ll probably never read…


book1aJust joined the weekly meme on The Broke and the Bookish – every Tuesday I’ll be making a different “Top Ten” list 🙂 Sounds fun.

So to the point (just to be sure – those are the books I think at this point of my life – I’ll most likely not read. But I also know “never to say never” so I had to soften the title just a touch 😉 ):

1. J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter” series. Sorry – not interested. Maybe if I were 15 years younger?

2. E.L. James “Fifty Shades of Grey” – and probably most of the heavy erotica stuff. Not my way of looking at love and relationship.

3. S. Meyer “Twilight” series. Add any other vampire/zombie/werewolf type of books. I chose not to believe such exist, and I’m sticking to it 😛

4. S. King – whatever he wrote. Although here I just want to say I MIGHT try one one day, when I’ll… grow up? 😛

5. Any overly-romantic-type of stuff. The ones that I usually (and hope not to hurt anyone’s feelings) call “tremor-like”. You know, where she sees him and trembles from feet to the top of her head, and he can feel the same tremble from the top of his head to the bottom of his soles? Yeah. Sorry. I know that can be fun… And I read the fair share of those! … When I was about 16…

6. Shakespeare. Sorry, know it is classic. Beauty. And all those. And I respect it all dearly… The language is a wall that I won’t hop over here, and the translations I tried. Nope.

7. J. Flynn “Gone Girl”. Scary stuff, I am afraid of what it’d make of my head… Plus – and that is to all the thrillers and horrors – I find life to be scary enough… Do not have to seek the fright myself…

8. M. Mitchell “Gone With The Wind”. Tried. Years ago – translation in my native language, few years ago in English. Nope. Can’t do. Gave up after few pages.

9. G. G. Márquez “Love in the Time of Cholera”. And such. Nope. Not my cup of tea.

10. D. Brown “Da Vinci Code”. And other by the same author – not interested in digging a hole in a solid ground just for the fun of it 🙂


16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books I’ll probably never read…

  1. Huh. I just feel sad that you won’t expose yourself to many of these. I have actually read at least 8 of these. The only one I will rule out is 50 Shades of Grey. (I don’t want to read BDSM). Now, when it comes to Gone Girl, I applaud you. It was dreadful. But not scary. But, if you like mystery, Stephen King wrote an excellent mystery (a tribute to pulp fiction) called JOYLAND.

    The entire Harry Potter series I loved and I’m in my 40s. It’s an excellent series to teach tolerance.

    I don’t know why people don’t like Twilight, I just devoured them.

    One I haven’t read is Gone With The Wind, but I want to correct that.

    Shakesperean language? I’ve heard this excuse and I can accept it for ESL readers, but I read many in high school and had no problem at all.

    Da Vinci Code? I read Dan Brown’s first and he has a great thriller sense.

    Love in the Time of Cholera. I do want to read that one. I’ve read One Hundred Years of Solitude and loved it. (Even though I had trouble keeping track of characters.)

    Sorry, you’re self-censoring.

    • it just so happens that I do not like Fantasy (Harry Potter), S.King scares me, Vampires aren’t my thing, AND I am ESL 😀 thanks for stopping by 🙂
      p.s. and btw? Just like you said you DON’T WANT to read BDSM – not sure why you do not give me the right not to want to read any of the other on MY list? 😀

  2. I agree with you on most …. I’ve read a few Dan Browns and actually liked them.
    As for #5 … I’m hoping I’m not pushing the issue there with sending you the stuff I do 😉

    • Iris, your books are definitely not “overly romantic” 🙂 Just the right dose of everything in there 😀 There is a difference between a nice tasteful romance with a plot that goes somewhere, and something that is about the trembling and sex 😀

  3. Shakespeare is fine to see performed but not to read! I love Harry Potter but I grew up with them so that’s probably the difference. Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight were both on my list. I also highly doubt I’ll ever read Gone With The Wind. I liked Gone Girl, but again to each their own, I tend to enjoy creepy books (to a certain extent, there’s creepy and then there’s too creepy!).
    My TTT:

  4. My girls both read Harry Potter and loved them. I enjoyed one of the movies, but agree on not reading it. No vampires for me either or really terrifying plots. There are enough books that I enjoy reading! Joan

    • that’s the thing – too many books too little time to be wasting it for stuff you don’t enjoy 😀

  5. I really liked the Harry Potter books, even though I didn’t read them until I was an adult. Agree with you on a number of the books you’ve listed, though I love Shakespeare. However, it really is best when it is absorbed the way it’s intended, by actually seeing it performed — some of it is downright hilarious!

  6. Other than my experience in high school, Shakespeare is something that I want to avoid for now. The language just frustrates me to no end.

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