Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.
As suggested in the title, this week were are talking about the Top Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read. Once I created this list, however, I realized this should really be called books I will never read since my opinion on them seems to be quite final.
1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James — Eh. I just have no desire whatsoever to read this. Nothing about it appeals to me, and the hype surrounding it is a turn off as well.
2. Little Men by Lousia May Alcott — Because even though it has been years, I am still really freaking pissed with the ending of Little Women. I’ll never approve, I’ll never read this. The OTP in my head lives on forever.
3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman — It’s not that I don’t think I will enjoy this book. It’s that I have seen the movie so many times that I think the book form will offer nothing to me. Such a weird predicament to be in. This is why I advocate reading before seeing the movie.
4. Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy — I wanted to read this because I wanted to see the movie. But when I opened it a bookstore to take a peak I could not stand the writing.
5. Ulysses by James Joyce — I’m ridiculously intimidated by this one, not even exaggerating.
6. It by Stephen King — Once upon a time, a young me went to a slumber party in elementary school, and the birthday girl put the movie version of this book in the VCR in the dead of night. I was traumatized for months, and have no interest in ever reliving that.
7. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey — The whole situation is too weird; it’s made it so that I have no interest in this at all.
8. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak — The truth is, I have a very difficult time with Russian literature. This one ranks at the top of the most difficult for me to fall into. And as much as I love Omar Sharif I could not stand the movie version of this either, nor did I feel any chemistry between he and his Lara (played by Julie Christie), so this is just never going to happen.
9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley — It may be a classic, but I genuinely have no interest in ever reading it.
10. The Mysteries of Udolhpo by Ann Radcliffe — Have you ever noticed how often this book or simply a book by Ann Radcliffe are mentioned in historical romance books? No? Well, I have, and nope no no no no.