Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'm Not Sure I Want to Read
It's Top Ten Tuesday time! Today's linkup with The Broke and the Bookish is focusing on the top ten books you don't really want to read. A book that's been high up on the list has now been officially removed. Thanks to The Classics Club Classics Spin I will be getting reaquainted with Charles Dickens and attempt to read Great Expectations. I'm scared but hopeful. So here's my list and no judging!:
1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - I know, I know but time travel and Scottish guys don't do much for me and the 9,000 pages (ok, slight exaggeration)this book runs will probably prevent me from picking this one up.
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - I know this is amazing and all that but I don't want to cry. I really really don't want to cry.
3. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer - I did not get along at all with Everything is Illuminated so even though I was slightly tempted when the movie came out I will not be revisiting this author.
4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - This is one of those that I feel that I should read because it's iconic but when it really comes down to it I probably won't.
5. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - See #4
6. Ulysses by James Joyce - I still have nightmares about having to read Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in high school. While I feel like I should read this I probably won't unless I have literally read everything else.
7. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - I'm not sure I want the horrific murder in my head
8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson - Another story I'm not sure I want inside my head.
9. Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf - I know it's supposed to be beautifully handled and wonderfully written but I want to run in the opposite direction from this one.
10. Divergent by Veronica Roth - My daughter tore through this series in a weekend and then spent the next 30 minutes staring into space vowing to never read again. Luckily, she's recovered but I'm not nearly as big of a dystopian fan as she is so I'll give this series a miss.
Any of these you've read and think are must reads? Any books you want to head in the opposite direction from as quickly as possible?