Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Books I'll Probably Never Read

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme, created and hosted by TheBroke and the Bookish.

Here are the top 10 books that I will probably never read. 

1. 50 Shades of Grey Series by E.L. James: I’m just not into erotic books, plus I’ve heard the writing is atrocious. I have no plans to watch the movie either. 

2.Twilight by Stephanie Meyer: When I think of vampires (even sparkly ones) I think of bats. And bats terrify me. So no thank you.

3. Anything by Jane Austen: A couple of years ago I read The Complete Illustrated Novels of Jane Austen (Volume I), which included the Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Persuasion. And let me tell you I was so bored out of my tree. I know a lot of people are big fans of her work, but she just isn’t for me. I don’t plan on reading any more of her books. I would however, possibly consider a more modern retelling. 

4. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Series by J.R.R Tolkien: I’ve had friends try to explain to me the world these books are set in, but I just can’t grasp it. Clearly the man was a very talented writer and I respect him for that but the fantasy genre really doesn’t interest me. I tried to watch one of the movies but didn’t even make it half way through before I shut it off. 

5. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess: I watched the movie that is based on the book, a few years ago and oh my.. it was strange. I think the only way to enjoy that story is if you drop some acid first. Considering that I have NO interest in ever dropping acid, I’m going to pass on this book as well. 

6. Anything by Stephen King:  Growing up I was always that kid who would have terrible nightmares after watching a scary movie. So ever since I have tried to steer clear of horror films and books. 

7. Dracula by Bram Stoker: I will never read this book for the same reasons I won’t read Twilight or Stephen King novels. 

8. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe: Firstly, I’m terrified of birds and second I’ve never much liked poetry. 

9. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. This is a series I would like to love. The fan base around it is amazing and many of my friends and family enjoy the books and the television show, but for some reason I can’t get into it. 

10. Kardashian Konfidential by Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian:  Do I really have to explain this one? 

A better name for this list would have been “Books that would scare Melissa.” But, there you have it. So I wouldn’t expect to see any of these titles up for review here on my blog.

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  1. 50 Shades of Grey was the only one of yours on my list, but I probably wouldn't read any of them.
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  2. Fifty Shades is so, so awful. Such a good call for not reading them! I agree with all the other books on your list too- I have zero plans to read a single one of them. And is #10 seriously a thing? UGH. How?! And I love that you said it should be "books that would scare Melissa" HA! I love it!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    1. Haha thanks Shannon. I could have made a list solely on what would scare me. The worst part about that last book is when I typed Kardashian in on Goodreads, there were several to choose from.

  3. Haha...I love that you included the Kardashians. Fantastic! I can really go without any further information on any of them, so I say great pick. Fifty Shades did have some pretty meh writing and if you haven't read Twilight, then there's not much there for you. I enjoyed the fact that the fan fiction connection was so blatantly obvious in both characters and plot. Thanks for visiting me so I could come read your list! Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

    1. When it came down to number 10, I asked myself what would annoy me the most and The Kardashian's won.. or lost however you look at it lol. Thank you for stopping by Elle.