Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme organised by the people of The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s subject is your top ten of books you will probably never read. To be honest, this wasn’t a very hard one for me, seeing as I have a lot of books I’ll probably never read. Keep in mind that this is my opinion and that it might be different from yours.
1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Honestly, I won’t be reading it because each and every one of these books are so damn big. And I just don’t think I’ll be able to concentrate long enough to read one book and remember what I’ve read at the end of it. So yeah, I will probably just watch the TV show instead (which is something I’ve been wanting to do ever since I found out Graham McTavish plays in it).
2. Anything by Cassandra Clare – I don’t like her writing. Not at all. I could barely get through the first two Mortal Instruments books, and just gave up on the third one. The Iron Trial was manageable only because Holly Black wrote it as well, but I still didn’t love it. So no, I will be avoiding every book that Clare writes in the future. Mostly because nine out of ten books she writes are in the Shadowhunter world and I am also completely done with that world. Ok.
3. Eragon by Christopher Paolini – I tried. I truly tried. Honestly, I love dragons and stories like these (I mean Lord of the Rings helloooooo), but I just couldn’t get through this book. Then I made the mistake of trying to watch the movie, but I didn’t even finish that. I have the book on my shelf, but I don’t think I’ll be finishing it. No. Sorry.
4. The next (couple of) Endgame book(s) by James Frey – I hated the first book, honestly. Too many POV’s, to detailed, nope nope nope. It felt to me as if the author tried too hard to make it into a nice story, and failed miserably. No, I will not be reading the rest of this series.
5. The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer – This is the series that made me loathe vampires. I tried to read the first book, but I just skimmed pages and read parts that I thought were interesting but turned out to be crappy. No, maybe one day when I’m drunk I’ll rewatch all the movies (especially the last one because Lee Pace), but no way am I going to actually read the series.
7. Classics – I just can’t get through them. I read a couple of them, LOTR and the Hobbit included (if they can be counted as classics), but I couldn’t get myself through the Great Gatsby or Sherlock Holmes or Through the Looking Glass; nope classics are not my thing.
8. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin – I read the first book… ish… As in – I read/listened to the first half of the book, skimmed through the rest, read the pages where Ned Stark gets beheaded and then skimmed the rest again. As much as I would love to enjoy these books, like with Outlander, I won’t be able to concentrate long enough to actually remember what was in these books. I’ll just watch the TV show instead.
9. The Heir by Kiera Cass (and any books that follow) – I didn’t particularly like the first three books, even though I did finish all three of them. So yeah, I am a little bit curious what is going to happen in this book, especially since it’s been some years since The One ended, but nope – I’ll probably just read a spoiler-filled review on Goodreads soon.
10. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien – Oh my dear Silmarillion, we could have been such great friends – but alas, I can’t take it anymore. I have had this book on my shelf for so long and I have yet to actually open it and read more than one page. But there is so much detail and so much that happens, and so many difficult names. I’ll just watch this 3-minute summary for the rest of my life.