Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ll Probably Never Read

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday where today’s topic is all about books you’ll probably never read. Now I have a few here I know I’ll most likely never get to ever, but I’m okay with that. I feel like I should include books I had to read in school and how I’ll never reread them again…

1. “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James. Just… no. I can’t. I mean, I don’t mind reading raunchy, heavy sex things, but from the hype to the poor portray of BDSM, I just… I can’t.

2. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I read this in high school and hated it. It was boring and I found nothing in it that I liked. Many people like this book, and that’s good for them; it’s a classic and whatnot, but it’s just not for me.

3. “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. I’m not even sure I read this in school, but I vaguely remember a movie about it and how much I didn’t like the movie… Again, another classic that a lot of people like with deep, hidden issues and all that, but… it’s just not for me.

4. “Shiver” by Maggie Steifvater. This trilogy is one that you either love or hate, and upon attempting to read the first page I just couldn’t do it. I hear her writing is good, it’s just whether or not the story is a hit or miss. I think this one is a miss.

5. “Tiger’s Curse” by Colleen Houck. Again, couldn’t get into this writing style. It was just… I don’t know, there was something about it that bugged me immensely. Not a fan.

6. “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo. This is a monster of a book. Like, seriously, every time I see it at the book store I’m just like, “I want to read you, but… no.” So. Massive. Maybe one day, but probably not.

7. “The Illyad & the Odyssey” by Homer. I know they’re great epochs and everything and that they’ve been around for forever and a day, but I just don’t see myself picking them up, really.

8. “The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe” by Edgar Allan Poe. Now as much as I find his writing to be intriguing and his stories very dark and bewitching, I just don’t think I’ll ever read more poems than I have (which is about three). His style is very dark and kind of depressing, and I’m good without it.

I think that’s about it. I could list more books that I read in school that I’m good with not picking up ever again (one has the word “phony” in it constantly), but this is a decent list. Some are just challenging while most just aren’t my thing. And that’s okay.

What are some books you’ll probably never read? Let me know!

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ll Probably Never Read

  1. I have not read The Great Gatsby and I probably won’t anytime soon. Les Miserables length intimidates me. Maybe someday I will finally give it a chance. As of now I’d prefer watching the play.


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