Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish.  They  love to share their  lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!  So, every week, a topic is posted. Bloggers create their Top Ten List based on the topic.   This week's topic :  Top Ten Books I'll NEVER read

Ok let me just say that I have attempted a few of these, so they definitely earned their spot on this list! All of them are books that were recommended to me.  I just didn't like them.  I know there are many readers out there that would disagree with me, which is fine. This is my just my opinion.  

1. Lethal Marriage : The Unspeakable Crimes of Paul Bernardo and Karla Holmolka (or anything else on the subject).  I tried to read it, but had to put it down, and my roommate took it away because I screamed all night, having nightmares, for days, after reading only a few pages. This one hits way too close to home.  I grew up close to where Kristen French was abducted from. One of my best friends had known her as a child.  My stepfather's cousin lived across the street from Paul Bernardo, and Karla Homolka.  His cousin's daughter used to walk/watch their dog for them if they were out. She had been in that house alone, while Kristen was hidden in the basement. To this day she still feels guilty that she had no idea, she was there. If she had, there would have been many opportunities to help her escape. She has not forgiven herself for it, and will never be the same because of it.

2.  Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyers (or anything else written by her!)  I tried to read Twilight, but it just didn't do it for me. I wanted to like it, but I didn't. I couldn't even bring myself to finish it. In my opinion, it was horrible! ( Remember, this is just my opinion, please don't yell at

3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte  - I just don't like historical fiction.

4. Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling   - just not my thing. I am not into magic, or fantasy type stuff

5. Lord of The Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien - just not my thing.

6.  Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold  - I really, really, really wanted to love this one. I didn't. The first time, (yes there was more than one!), I tried to read it, I just couldn't get into it.  I have tried about 4 times now. It just doesn't capture my interest like I had hoped it would. 

7.  Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn - I just didn't like the writing style.

8. We Need to Talk about Kevin  by Lionel Shriver - I didn't like the way this was written. I think I just couldn't get into it because of the format. I didn't like that it was written as letters to her dead husband. I don't even read Rich's mail, because it isn't addressed to me, so I had a hard time reading letters written from someone to her dead husband. If it was written in a different format, I am pretty sure I would have loved it.

9. The Gift by Cecilia Ahern (or anything else by her) - I just don't like her writing. I know she is pretty young, and maybe that has something to do with it. Maybe I will try her books again in the future.  Maybe she needs to mature a bit as a writer?

10.   Jackie Collins - I attempted one of her books once. I was at the cottage and had finished my books. I was desperate for another. Rich's aunts read a lot. One of them suggested that I go upstairs and browse through the books that are up there, and I was free to borrow anything I wanted! I was so excited!! I grabbed a couple of books, cuddled up in a chair, and started to read a book, got to about page 5 and realized that wasn't the book for me. I tried another, and another, and another, before I decided to just reread one of the books I had brought with me! Turns out Rich's aunts read SMUT! Jackie Collins is one of their favourite authors.

I am pretty sure some of you have read something from my list.  Do you love something on my list?  Are there books that you would never read?  I would love to know how you feel about my list.  Please share your thoughts in the comments.


  1. You're better off not reading The Lovely Bones. I read it and wish I didn't have to.

  2. aww the Harry Potter one makes me sad lol I really liked the whole series, but I guess it isn't for everyone. lol at number 10 it's so true my aunts are the same way.

  3. You know how much I liked Lovely Bones? I don't remember reading it and tried to read it again and put it down. Then discovered it on a "books read" list from several years back. That's how much it affected me. Ha.

    My list is here:

  4. whoa there ... Wuthering Heights is definitely not historical fiction. It's actually quite good, if you go into it knowing what it's about, haha. Some people find it bland but if you do a little background research before I think it's much more enjoyable. :)

  5. I haven't heard about several books on your list but I also don't think I will read any more of the Twilight series, though my daughter's were totally into it.

  6. I also have Harry Potter on my list. I read The Lovely Bones a couple of years ago and really disliked it!

  7. I read The Lovely Bones last year, and though it was really well written, I hated it. It was just too depressing.

  8. WOW! I am surprised at how many people agree with me about The Lovely Bones and Twilight!
    @ Kelly- I know so many people that love Harry Potter, but I am just not into that genre I guess!
    @ IngridLola - ok maybe I used the wrong term there. I don't really like anything really old, other than Shakespeare of course!
    @ Anne- do yourself a favour and avoid #1, like the plague! ( as for 7,8,9, I know people that LOVED them, who knows, you might!)
    @1girl2manybooks- I checked out your list, and agree with a lot of it! I am now following your blog!
    @ The Mistress of the Dark- I tried it many times, and found it boring. I just couldn't get into it.

  9. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog and adding the holiday button. I am now a follower of yours. I enjoyed reading all the Harry Potter books and watching the movies. However, I was not a fan of the Twilight book series. The first movie was good but the second was lackluster. I can't get into Jackie Collins books either.


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