Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the link to visit them) who pick a different topic each week.

The topic for this week is: Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

A lot of these are for similar reasons! In no particular order…

Harry Potter 

Yes, yes I know. I was tempted to leave this off the list because of the abuse/ ‘omigodyouhaventreadpotter’ reaction it inevitably invokes. But no, I’ve never read any Harry Potter. It wasn’t a conscious decision I made I just never fancied it, and when the films came out I wasn’t that taken with them either.

I have no idea why as the sort of thing I usually like. Maybe i’m just being contrary, I don’t know. But if I haven’t read them by now, I doubt I ever will. So please don’t bother to try and convince me 😉

Game of Thrones

I wish I’d read these before I started to watch the series, but seeing as I didn’t, I doubt I ever will. The books sound pretty epic, but I think I’d find the overly descriptive style and the length of them annoying. I’ll stick with the show, thanks.

Outlander

I’m not as sure about this one. I do really want to read this series but the size of them puts me off. I haven’t watched the TV program yet, but I might just watch it instead. A cop-out I know.

The rest of The Maze Runner books

I made the mistake of watching the film before I read the book. I really liked the film, much more than I was expecting to, and I didn’t like the book much at all, so I think I’ll stick with the films…assuming they continue…

If I Stay/ Gone Girl

I’ll never read either of these for almost the same reason. I saw the film adaptations first and don’t feel the need to read the books. In the case of If I Stay, I was pleasantly surprised by the film and enjoyed it a lot. With Gone Girl…ack..it had its moments but man it was long, and the twist was obvious. I don’t see the point in reading the book now.

Various Classics

There’s a lot of classics I’ll probably never touch. I avoided most of the required reading at school (such a rebel), because I just found a lot of them dull, with a few exceptions. I’m mainly thinking about the Brontes, Austen, and Dickens here. They are obviously great stories, but the style isn’t for me. If I’m reading for pleasure, I want it to be just that!

That’s all I’ve got this week. I look forward to checking out what made everyone else’s lists later. Feel free to leave a link 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the image to visit them) who pick a different topic each week. This week the topic is Ten Authors I’ve never read.

For some reason I found this really hard. I’m sure there are loads of popular authors that I’ve never read but most of the ones that came to mind were Chick-Lit so I tried to mix it up a bit.

J.K Rowling: I know this will be the big shocker on this list. Everyone who meets me expects me to love Harry Potter. It is the kind of thing I like, granted, yet I’ve never read them. I’m not really against reading them, but I just feel it’s a bit too late now. That, and I’ve seen a few of the films – which were positively average – and I hate reading books after seeing the films. Maybe one day…
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Cecelia Ahern: I’m not averse to Chick-Lit at all, but it’s never my go-to genre. I’ve been told I’d really like Cecelia’s books by a few people though and still haven’t picked any up. I totally secretly love the P.S I Love You film, mainly because of this guy:

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Marian Keyes & Jodie Picoult: Again, I’ve heard good things but I’ve never really felt the need to pick up their books!

Gillian Flynn: I’ve had Gone Girl on my TBR pile since it came out. I know, I know, I NEED to read it. I Will, I promise. Soon.

Lee Child & Jo Nesbo: I really love gritty crime/ suspense novels and I like the sound of both of these authors…I just haven’t got round to them yet. One day.

Alexander McCall Smith: I doubt I’ll ever pick up the Detective Agency books for the simple fact that I hate the covers. I know that’s really bad, but they do nothing for me whatsoever and have really put me off.

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Phillipa Gregory: I think I would probably like these books but I feel like I’ve missed the boat a bit. When I feel like a bit of Historical Fiction I usually go for the Arthurian Era reads because I’m fascinated by that period, but I should definitely branch out.

Rick Riordan: I love books that take mythology and bring it into a modern setting so I have no doubt that I’d love the Percy Jackson books, but like Harry Potter, I saw the film first. Unlike Harry Potter though, I think I will definitely try and read these at some point.

What would make your list? Feel free to leave your link in the comments!