"Top Ten Tuesday" is a weekly book blogger meme hosted by
This week's list topic is...
TOP TEN BOOKS I'LL NEVER READ
This list asks for it, so I'm going to have to be honest and say that I did actually start this book, but I just couldn't finish it. This was a few years back when my sister-in-law couldn't stop raving about it, so I took her word and decided to read it. Once I got a little way in, I really couldn't understand WHY she liked this book. It completely fell flat for me. Plus, scores of other people were obsessing over it and I felt like I missed something. I had to drop it because it bored me to death and Bella seemed about as emotionally mature as a baby monkey. Edward was in no way attractive to me. I needed things to happen, but nothing happened, so I just gave up. I still don't understand all the raving reviews from people I know are not idiots. What gives, people?
*Note: I'm just being facetious, so please don't take offense to my silly tone here!
2. New Moon (Twilight, #2) by Stephenie Meyer
Well, Twilight failed miserably to impress, so naturally, I will never read the second book.
3. Eclipse (Twilight, #3) by Stephenie Meyer
Nor the third one.
4. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) by Stephenie Meyer
And, definitely not the fourth one. (I even heard Twilight fans dumped the series because they hated this one, in record numbers.)
5. The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
This is one I started last year, but just couldn't finish it. What. The. Hell. I only wish I could gab to other bloggers about this one because it will blow your mind by how completely NUTS it is! I think it's too hard for me, a 21st century American female to get where this author was coming from, it being about 11th century Japanese royalty. Was this author from another planet? Seriously, this book is about a man who isn't allowed to inherit his emperor father's throne, so he goes around and casually falls in love with and rapes, yes rapes, everything in a skirt! Not. Joking. She could be married, she could even be a young boy (at least it seemed like he raped a young boy). I had to stop reading this piece of utter weirdness because you simply cannot bemoan your crappy life, as Genji did, and not see that you've caused it all by raping everything in sight!
6. Evermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel
I've heard too many negative reviews from people about this series, that it's too much like Twilight, or that it simply sucks, so I figure I don't really need to read it. I'm not all that interested in it, and too many people have said to just not read it. Fine by me.
7. Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick
I heard that the main male character is pretty awful in this series, so I'm not wanting to take a chance on this one. Again, a lot of negative attention has steered me away from this series, and my intuition does not beckon me to it, else I'd ignore all the negative attention.
8. Halo (Halo, #1) by Alexandra Adornetto
Another one with lots of bad publicity, and a child writer, at that. People have said this one was just plain silly and fail, so I'm not interested in it.
9. Ulysses by James Joyce
This is one that got mocked quite a bit in my English classes back in my college days, so I've learned it's one that defies comprehension even amongst PhD-level literary folks. Needless to say, I won't be getting my hands on this one anytime ever.
10. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Here's one I don't even think I could stomach because of the highly inappropriate relationship that makes up the main plot: a grown man has an on-going illicit affair with a 12-year-old girl. And, I'm even more horrified that the girl is supposedly super manipulative towards the man. It sounds like a way to offset the blame where it clearly deserves to be pointed. Sorry—I'm just not interested in this one, either.
And, there you have it, folks. I've probably offended at least half of you, right? I'm sorry about that. What books do you absolutely refuse to ever read?