As much as I try to have an open mind when it comes to branching out and reading new books, I have to admit that there are a few that I just can’t see myself ever reading. Whether it’s because of the poor reviews it’s gotten or the premise itself, I won’t be adding these books to my TBR list anytime soon. In another installment to The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday, here are the Top Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read (in no particular order):
I thought I would start off with a pretty obvious one for me. This book just doesn’t interest me in the slightest, despite all the hype about it. I’m not into the whole erotic genre at all (is that what this is classified as? I don’t even know) and from what I’ve heard it can be interpreted to promote abusive and unhealthy romantic relationships. Anything like that is NOT something I want to add to my bookshelf!
Some of the freshman English classes assigned this book as mandatory reading at my school, but I was never in one of those particular classes. From my classmates I’ve heard that it’s a less than stellar story, even though it seems to have some educational merit. Still, after reading the synopsis it doesn’t seem like something I’d be interested in- cops, parties, most likely drugs or some relationship scandal? No thank you!
It’s a pretty safe bet that any book that focuses on drugs is not one that will find its way to my bookshelf. Drugs are not something I’m interested in reading about, even though they are certainly important to know about. I’ve learned enough about drugs and alcohol from past health classes in school that I feel comfortable forgoing that lesson this time.
When I was in middle school I read the entirety of Patterson’s Maximum Ride series. What first started out as an entertaining story later ended up being a series that dragged on for what seemed like decades. The plot became so convoluted and outrageous that it put a sour taste in my mouth about his YA work overall. I’ve never read any of his adult novels so I feel as though I can’t really speak about them, but as far as his YA goes I can’t see myself reading it anytime soon.
So here’s the thing with James Dashner: I LOVED The Maze Runner, and then I read the other books in that series and really, really disliked them. The ending of it was basically one big disaster and I was really disappointed because I thought it had so much potential. Those books basically ruined James Dashner for me, so I probably won’t be reading his newer series starting with The Eye of Minds in the future.
Boy, this is a difficult theme! I can’t think of any more books at the moment. It’s strange making this list because I try so hard to keep an open mind and never close off books completely from my TBR. Hopefully you all will have had more luck with your lists!
I think it’s necessary to add a little disclaimer to this list: these are books that will probably never read in the future. That isn’t to say that I definitely won’t read them, because who knows what my opinions will be later on in life? Or maybe I’ll be assigned to read them in a class or book club? Needless to say, if you feel otherwise about a book and think that I should give it a go, please don’t hesitate to say so! I’d love to hear what you have to say!
What books will you probably never read? What do you think about the books on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!