Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Top Ten Books I'll (Probably) Never Read

Another Top Ten Tuesday, with me being a little late to the game. (By the way, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantabulous The Broke and the Bookish, of which I am a regular contributor. This week's topic: top ten books I'll never read. Maybe. Probably. Never is a long time!

1. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. Just because I'm not interested and it is long.

2. The Two Towers and The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. Sorry fantasy fans! I managed to make my way through The Fellowship of the Ring, barely. I don't think I'm going to be able to tackle these two and get farther than the first chapter.

3. Anything by Ann Coulter. She is scary and mean.

4. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I really didn't like The Fountainhead, and I heard this is that but longer and with different characters. No thank you.

5. Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Neitzche. Not into the whole "God is dead" thing. Or books about philosophy, really.

6. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. I technically started this one and almost got 80 pages or so in, and I had to stop and return it to the store. Not because it was bad, but because, again, I just didn't care. Or have the time required to read the 600-something pages.

7. I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max. The idea of reading something so sexist repulses me.

8. Anything by Chelsea Handler. I think she's super annoying and not funny.

9. Bieber the Biography (I have no idea what it's actually called). Seriously, do I need to tell you why?

10. Along with Bieber bio, I'll say Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus. Again, I don't think I need to give you my reasoning.

And there you have it. What are your top ten?


  1. I can't seem to get through Son of a Witch. Wicked was hard enough. Can't get past the first chapters of LOTR either. I try, my gosh how I try...
    Can't get very far in NightWatch either.

    Good list! Whats the deal with Ann Coulter?

  2. Oh, I forgot about that whole Wicked series! I'll probably never read those either—got up to the second part of Wicked and had to stop.

  3. Great list! I've never been able to get into the Tolkien books myself. I was about the only person in my English class who hated The Hobbit when we had to read it (Jr. Year in High School, I believe).

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-ten-tuesday-books-ill-never-read.html

  4. Ha-ha I can't believe any adult would read the biography of Justin Beiber or Miley Cirus. Yuck! I should have put Ann Coulter on my list, too.

  5. If I'd known that the Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus books existed before completing this, I'd definitely have put them in! Actually any book about anyone who isn't even 20 yet and is "famous" would automatically go on my list. It's just a money grabbing exercise that gets repeated every 5-10 years because their life "story" is no where near complete!

  6. I'm so with you on 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10. I've read The Lord of the Rings trilogy and enjoyed it, and I do want to read Cutting for Stone. The others I'm indifferent about.

    For me, Twilight is definitely on the list. Anything by James Joyce (I gave him a chance and man, did he blow it). At this time, no plans to read Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy, though of the three that's the most likely to change in the future!


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