This week was a freebie, meaning we got to make whatever list we have the desire to make, so I’ve chosen to make a list about the Top Ten Books I’ll Never Read. It took me ages to think of a good list to do, in the end I thought, “hey, why not be a little controversial?”
1. The Harry Potter series by J K Rowling – Trigger warning!!!!!!!!!!!! Starting off with my most controversial one, don’t get butt hurt! I don’t care for Harry Potter at all. The films bored me, I didn’t like any of the characters and I didn’t really care for the whole Voldemort plot thing.
2. The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger – This is probably my mum’s fault, but I’ve heard over and over that this is a really dull novel and it’s put me off reading it entirely, even if it is supposed to be one of the best novels of all time.
3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – I’m not really that interested in the plot of this and at over 1,400 pages I really don’t want to waste my time on something that will probably only be mediocre in my eyes.
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – ugh, please, don’t make me sick. This sounds like the soppiest thing in the entire world and I am never, ever putting myself through that. Plus, John Green gives me the heeby geebies, no idea why.
5. 50 Shades of Grey by E L James – this sounds like the most abusive and ridiculous “erotica” ever. I’ve heard it’s terribly written and really repetitive. No thanks.
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – oops, another controversial one. I mean, technically, I’ve read half of this but I’m never putting myself through any more of it. It was awful. Why people think Elizabeth’s and Darcy’s relationship is the ideal & most romantic relationship of all time is beyond me – she saw his massive house and only then considered him as a suitor… do I smell a gold digger?
7. City of Bones / Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – well one, this is YA so that’s a no-go zone for me and two, the front cover of this book makes me cringe so much! Yeck.
8. Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer – I watched the first film when it came out and I thought the whole thing, from the characters to the plot, was laughable, so why would I read the books?
9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – I’ve heard depressing things about all of Charles Dickens books, but especially this one. In Sixth form, English was split into several classes, and while we did Wuthering Heights (which I disliked), the other class did this, and I heard nothing but hatred for it.
10. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – do I even need to explain myself with this one?
How many of these are you never going to read? OR how many have you read & loved, and think you can persuade me to give a chance?