Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Book I Will Probably Never Read. Never is a pretty strong term, isn’t it? There are very few books I can say with certainty that I’ll never read — so to come up with a list of 10 books, I’ve had to break up the topic into two categories:
Starting with, books I’ll never read because I have little or no interest:
1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: Since I’ve made it this far in my life without having read War and Peace, I think it’s safe to assume it’ll never happen. And it’s not that I’m opposed to Tolstoy or anything — I actually have read Anna Karenina!
2. The rest of the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson: I truly hated The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and have absolutely no interest in reading further in the series.
3. Any new books by Charlaine Harris: I’m still mad at myself for continuing to read the Sookie series through to the bitter end, when they clearly stopped appealing to me somewhere around the midpoint of the series. I can’t imagine enjoying anything further she’d write.
4. Anything else by Dan Brown: I read The Da Vinci Code (didn’t everyone?) and Angels and Demons, and that was plenty.
5. The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett: People in my book club adore these books and talk about their complexity and nuances quite a bit… and I’ve just never felt the urge to join in on any of their group reads.
Second category: Books I’ll probably never read, not because I don’t want to… but simply because I’ve had ample opportunity and still haven’t gotten around to them. Lacking motivation, perhaps?
6. Lisey’s Story by Stephen King: I have no idea why I haven’t read this. I bought it when it came out and thought it sounded good. It’s been on my shelf ever since, and every time I think about reading it, I find something else to read instead.
7. The Help by Kathryn Stockett: I picked up a copy right before seeing the movie… and once I’d seen the movie, I didn’t feel any need to read the book.
8. Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar: Another one that really appealed to me when I bought it… but it’s been years and I still haven’t felt like actually reading it.
9. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield: Same as above. I know it’s supposed to be great. I know plenty of people who loved it. I even own a copy — but I’ve just never found myself wanting to pick it up and start it.
10. The Bronze Horsemen by Paullina Simons: So many people have recommended this series to me. I don’t know why I haven’t wanted to read it, except perhaps that I haven’t wanted to put the time into such chunky books.
So what are your never-gonna-happen books?
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