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19 May 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Will Probably Never Read

'Top Ten Tuesday' is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. I love making lists, so this feature fits me perfectly! If you also take part in this feature or have any additions to my lists, please get in touch; I'd love to hear from you!
Top Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

This week is a Top Ten Tuesday freebie week, so we get to pick our own top 10 to share with everyone. I missed a Top Ten Tuesday a few weeks ago, so I decided to go with that topic for this week, namely my top 10 of books I will probably never read!

1. 'The Lord of the Rings' series - J.R.R. Tolkien

I tried reading 'The Fellowship of the Ring' when I was younger and I just couldn't get through it. I've seen the films and I've heard how amazing the books are, but I don't think I will ever actually read them.

2. 'Les Miserables' - Victor Hugo

I only saw the film version of 'Les Miserables' and it just made me feel.... quite miserable, to be honest. I know it's supposed to be a tragic story, but this was just too much drama and unhappiness for me, so I don't think I will ever read the book or go see the musical.

3. 'War and Peace' - Leo Tolstoy

Yeah, this is just never going to happen... Never. 

4. 'Cloud Atlas' - David Mitchell

I've heard lots of great things about this book, but somehow it just doesn't appeal to me and I don't think I will ever get to actually picking it up and sitting down with it.

5. 'A Game of Thrones' series - George R.R. Martin

I'm a sucker for a happy ending and with the number of characters that are killed off in this series, I just know I probably won't enjoy it. 

6. Anything by Stephen King

I checked out other people's lists and noticed Stephen King made an appearance on many of them. I have to agree, though, I know he's one of the most popular authors around, but I don't think I will ever actually read one of his works.

7. 'Eat, Pray, Love' - Elizabeth Gilbert

A book which was a big hit a few years ago and everyone seemed to be talking about it or recommending it. Somehow, I never got a copy and I also really don't feel the need to read it. 

8. 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' - Stieg Larsson

Another book which lots of people loved and keep talking about, but I am 100% sure I will never sit down and read it unless I'm forced to. The story just doesn't appeal to me at all.

9. 'Mad About the Boy' - Helen Fielding

I think almost everyone has read the spoiler of what Helen Fielding decided to do to one of the main characters in the Bridget Jones series. I just don't think I will be able to read this book, knowing what I know!

10. Any other books by J.M. Coetzee

I had to read several Coetzee novels when I was at university and the books just made me feel horrible. I really don't want to pick up any of his books again, even though I can understand why people think he's a great author. It just really isn't for me.


  1. Love seeing your choice! We've got quite a few crossovers from when I did it a few weeks ago - I agree with you on so many of these!

    My TTT

  2. 1,2,3,5 & 6 are some of my favourite books/series of books of all time! Most of these I have read multiple times! I'm currently re-reading the A Song of Ice & Fire books.

  3. *sniffle* Everyone should read LOTR!!! ;)
    Les Mis, I get not reading that... it's insanely long and if you do read it, I'd recommend reading an abridged version... and this is the only time I would recommend that.
    War and Peace... not sure. I haven't read it yet. I'm dreading it myself. ;)