TTT: Books I’ll Probably Never Read

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First off: HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Now give me presents. (No, seriously, thank a teacher near you, they’re amazing people, and now that I’m on the same boat, I have gained more respect for what they do every day).

That said, onto the TTT!

I think for this one I’m going to refer to a “Best Books” lists, because there are a ton of books that I’ll probably never read, considering there are too many books I’ve got on my TBR to begin with.

Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

Anything by Nicholas Sparks – Disclaimer: I’m not against romance novels. I’ll read one or two when the mood sets in. Just not ones written by this author. That’s all.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James – No thanks.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville – I’d rather not have to go through detailed descriptions about whales, so I’ll settle for summaries.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – Eh. I think the musical did enough to satiate my curiosity over this story.

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – I’m in the minority for this, probably, but I’m not really interested in this series for some reason. I mean, I still have Clare’s Infernal Devices series on my TBR, so there’s that?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – Really just can’t get into this series.

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer – I liked the first three Twilight books well enough before it got overhyped. Not interested in the last book, especially after having read summaries of it.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke – One of the books that’s super-low on my priority list. I just sold my copy, too, so it’s just going to stay unread at this point.

The Selection series by Kiera Cass – These books remind me of Matched and Wither, and I’m not keen on picking up another book that boils down to who’s in love with whom, ignoring all the rest of the interesting plots that could be had.

Inferno by Robert Langdon – I’m kind of over the whole Dan Brown hype. Sorry.

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6 thoughts on “TTT: Books I’ll Probably Never Read

  1. Breaking Dawn was actually, in some ways, the very best of the whole Twilight series. She finally GROWS UP. ((((FINALLY)))). And I do like the family … especially Alice who really kicks ass in this one. Really truly she kicks ass. oh yeah \o/ *cough* Alice SAVES THE DAY. (SPOILERS)(but the book has been out for years so …)
    The Dan Brown books – some of them really cool – I read and then bought Inferno. It was a shocker. I did not expect the end to be as it was, nor why it was.
    The others you list? A definite ‘not interested’ on most of them, on the ones I know something about and as for the others … I have a whole bunch of books I want to read so they never even made a TBR list! 😀

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    • I remember Jasper being a personal fave, though I suppose I liked Alice well enough. Bella was the most fun for me in New Moon, but only because I had way too much amusement reading about her moping a la fetal position XD (which was SO MUCH BETTER than her usual cardboard personality). I read most of the Dan Brown books years ago, and I did have a favorite, but I haven’t really been interested in anything past The Da Vinci Code.

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  2. Read one of Sparks’ books and you’ll read all of them – but it’s really good to stay away because they suck and I remember flinging the two books I read by him across the room. Sigh.

    As for the Mortal Instruments, I do not want to read them either but for probably different reasons, namely that they were once Harry Potter fanfics and the author was known as a plagiarist among fanfic circles.

    You know I’ve tried reading Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel… extremely slow. I read 200 pages and put it on hold. I wasn’t prepared to slug through another 800 pages. 😦

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    • Lol I watched a bunch of the movies based off of Sparks’ novels, and they were okay. What did turn me off was the numerous author interviews where he portrayed his works as revolutionary. Like nobody’s written his romances before *sighs*.

      Oh, interesting about Clare. I knew about her when she was still writing HP fanfic, but never really read her stuff because it wasn’t my cup of tea. I’m still willing to try her Steampunk series, though, if only for the Steampunk component.

      And yes, a thousand-page book made me twitch a bit. I’ve read a few of those before, but often I expect them out of epic fantasies, not so much from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel.

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