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 me...lol)
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.