Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is supposed to be "Ten Books I'll Probably Never Read", but i really don't like to be negative and I never want to say "never" to a book. Instead, I'm going to modify it to "Ten Books I'll Need a Lot of Convincing To Read".
So, if you think I should read them, go ahead...convince me!
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
This just sounds weird and...buggy.
Nope. This is the only one on the list I'm definitely not reading. I've read samples of the "writing" and it's bad. Plus, it's just really gross Twilight fan fiction with a bit of Criminal Minds thrown in.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Normally I love E. Lockhart, but I started this and had trouble getting into it. I ultimately put it down because I heard something AWFUL happens to her dogs. I'm NOT cool with that. Of all the books on the list, though, this is the one I'm most likely to give a chance.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I tried to read this a LONG time ago and had a hard time getting into it. I put it down, but people keep telling me to go back and stick with it. I...don't know....
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Uncaged by John Sandford and Michele Cook
Experiments on animals? No thank you. I know it's a thriller, but when the words "post-surgical dog" are in the description, I....um....no.
Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash
School shootings make me very uncomfortable. I'm sure it's a fantastic book, but it's too much for me.
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Again, school shooting...
Ender's Game (or anything by Orson Scott Card)
Orson Scott Card is a homophobic douche, so I find it very difficult to support him. No matter how good his books may be, I'd feel icky reading them.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Ok, here's where everyone can hate me. I just don't think I can do it. I can't even sit through the painfully LONG movies. If there's less walking in the books...maybe. I read The Hobbit a long time ago and never felt the need to go back to that world.
Are any of these worth reading?
What books are on your 'probably not' list?