Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read. Much of this list could be called "
by Marissa Meyer
I figure I've given this series a pretty good shot. Cinder was just okay, but Scarlet had me seeing red. It's just so frustrating to see a great premise handled in a less-than-satisfactory way. (Plus, if I keep going with this series, then I'll have to read Winter, and I have no desire to slog through 800 pages of these ridiculous characters.)
by E. L. James
Do I really need to explain why I'm not going to read this one? If I ever do, it'll be for laughs and/or so I can snark endlessly about how stupid it is. My sister read it already and told me it was the worst book ever written. I'll take her word for it.
by George R. R. Martin
While the subject matter does kind of intrigue me, I have no desire to start a series of long books with long intervals between them. If I ever do decide to give this one a try, it'll be after all the books are out (at which point I probably will have heard all the spoilers, so... meh).
by Pittacus Lore
I've avoided this book -- and all books that come out of James Frey's fiction sweatshop (if I can help it) -- on principle. I have no problem avoiding authors who behave badly... and I have even less of a problem avoiding people like Frey who prey on the hopes and dreams of aspiring authors.
by Victor Hugo
It's freaking long. And the musical is probably more enjoyable.
by Cormac McCarthy
I don't want to have nightmares, okay? People shouldn't eat each other. They just shouldn't.
by Stephen King
The premise for this is so cool, but after seeing it in the bookstore, I'm totally intimidated. This thing is a brick. No, a doorstop. You might mistake it for the phone book.
Seriously... it's long.
by Sir Thomas More
I tried to read this one after hearing about it in that Drew Barrymore movie called Ever After. Sorry, Danielle, but this book is boring! (Although, I guess I can't blame her. She read what she could get. But if she'd had access to a proper YA section in that monastery, she probably would've picked something more enjoyable.)
by Leo Tolstoy
Despite having heard about this book over and over for pretty much my whole life, I actually have no idea what it's about. It must not be very interesting, because it's not made into a movie every few years. I know it's long. So if it's long and boring... I think I'll pass.
Which books are you unlikely to ever read?