May 5, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday 5/5/15

The Broke and the Bookish posts Top Ten Tuesday themes. Today's is:

Top Ten Books I will Probably Never Read

So here we go:

  1. Ulysses by James Joyce - I'm just being real, here. I have zero interest in this behemoth. I hate reading books that make me feel stupid. And let's be honest, how many people who have read it have REALLY read it? Not very many, I'm guessing.

  2. What else, what else? Oh! how about Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James - I've read a few bits of this out of curiosity when it came through the library, and just ugh. It's really not written very well, even if it is supposed to be a fantastic plot. However, I have heard things about it being a good representation of an abusive, dysfunctional relationship. Just, no.

  3. Let's just say anything by Abbi Glines or any other author who writes primarily New Adult novels. This is a relatively new category. It's aimed at women in their late teens and early twenties and it's basically contemporary fiction (like what is written for teens) but with extra added sex. Because that's realistic. Whatever. Boring!

  4. World War Z by Max Brooks - Because, let's face it, I don't really care for Zombies.

  5. Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella - I read a Sophie Kinsella book about 8 years ago, and I was so disgusted by the main character that I promised myself I would never put myself through that again. She was immature and irresponsible and the implication was that all young women are this way. Blargh!!!

  6. The Secret (Highlands' Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood - Firstly, what is up with that random apostrophe? The Lairds belong to the highlands, I get that, but it looks weird. More importantly, this is one of those silly historical romances. We used to make fun of these kinds of romances at work. We tried to come up with a hybrid Highland Werewolf Sheik romance book. Full disclosure, I'm currently sort-of reading a silly historical romance, but it was a gift and the giver keeps asking if I've read it AND is meets one of my Read Harder challenges.

  7. Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter - Just the title of this book alone kind of makes me throw up in my mouth a little. I mean really. So much propaganda. Blargh.

  8. The Ship Who Sang (Brainship #1) by Anne McCaffrey - "Brainship"? Really? I think not. Also, anything with three-boobed aliens on the cover.

  9. Hell House by Richard Matheson - Because I like to sleep at night.

  10. Any book in which the dog dies.

There, that about covers it.

What do you refuse to read?