Top Ten Books I Will Never Read

Posted May 5, 2015 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Features, Top Ten Tuesday / 44 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. 

This week is Top Ten Books I Will Never Read. This is really hard because I feel like my tastes change or I go through phases, so I may say I will never read it but then who knows. Also, I want to read all the books!


The Classics
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

I will be honest. I could fill the whole damn top ten list with classics. There are a few I will read. But there are so many more I won’t. I have tried some I just can’t get through them and seem to not enjoy them. I picked these two because they are so well known.

 Authors with R.R. in their name
  • The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings #1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin

Here are just two book series that are not in anyway appealing to me. I know they are great. Everyone raves. Their respective movies and TV show are loved. Well I fell asleep during the second Lord of the Rings movie and have no interest in Game of Thrones the show either. I think these are just parts of book and pop culture I am ok with skipping.

I’ve already watch it or will
  • Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #2 and on) by Sara Shepard
  • Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

I read the first PLL book. It was ok. I started the show and think if I continue I will stick with the show. The books weren’t worth it to continue with a long series. I already love OITNB the show. I don’t want to mess with that so I will skip the book.

  • Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter
  • The Walking Dead, Book One (The Walking Dead #1-12) by Robert Kirkman

Here is another type that is just not my deal. Zombies. I have no idea but they do not interest me in the slightest. This is a case where I will not read the book and I won’t watch the TV shows or whatever else either.

Everyone else did so I don’t have to
  • The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu
  • Easy (Contours of the Heart #1) by Tammara Webber

Lots of people read them. Think they are great. I for whatever reason just don’t care. What I am saying is there is no good reason for me not to read these but I know I just never will. So there!

Agree with any of my list? Should I change my mind on something?
What books will you never read?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


44 responses to “Top Ten Books I Will Never Read

  1. I found it really hard to commit to saying “NEVER” as well. What if there’s a zombie apocalypse and I have nothing better to do than read all these books?! ehehee. But really now. XD I probably won’t ever read Tolkien’s books, although I would like to try The Hobbit. I died at the second LOTR And swore off them. And I don’t think I want to try Alice in Zombieland since everyone says it’s awful. 🙁
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  2. I’ve read Orange is the New Black and watched the show.

    The show uses the book as a starting point but has gone in a lot of different directions. I found it interesting to see how the show used some of the book in the beginning but has really become it’s own thing in the past season and a half.

    You might enjoy the book — especially since the real Larry is a lot more supportive than the one we see on the show.
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    • Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

      Well it is good to hear Larry was better in the book. I am glad he won’t be on the show anymore. I may have to reconsider the book then – Thanks!

    • Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

      Yeah I think the TV show is totally the way to go on that one! I would probably like Easy but I have zero interest for some reason.

  3. I could fill this topic up with classics as well! They just don’t appeal to me at all, and reading them hurts my brain. :/ Hahaha I love how you had a separate section for “R.R.” xD I do want to try reading those myself, though. I like the idea of zombie books, but Alice in Zombieland was crazy boring. I enjoyed The Young Elites but didn’t love it… Easy was a pain in the neck, though. >_<
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    • Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

      Ugh I know for the challenge. I think I am going the audiobook route for that. Just not sure which classic romance to pick.

    • Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

      I think Pride and Prejudice is the only classic on my TBR – No idea why I just have always wanted to read it.

  4. I attempted to read the Young Elites but I couldn’t make it past half the book, I thought the story was interesting but at the same time I just couldn’t be bothered with it. I also included PLL and Game of Thrones. PLL just has too many books for me to commit too. My sister read them so I told her to just tell me what happens.
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    • Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

      PLL totally has too many. That’s why I think I will just binge the show at some point.

  5. We agree on a few here, especially Tolstoy and Martin (lol-ing so hard at the ‘people with RR in their name category!) Admittedly I’d say you’re missing out on something with Lord of the Rings, but a few people have told me the same about ASOIAF, so that’s understandable.

    Great list!
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  6. JJ

    I could have filled mine with classics too! Not a classics fan, but I figured I’d stick to modern books for my list. Never intend to read War and Peace, although I have in fact read about half of Jane Eyre (for school), but I never made it to the end!
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    • Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

      Thanks! I would say if I was ever going to read one of them it would be Easy though

  7. Well, I love Game of Thrones and the LOTR books, but they’re definitely not for everyone! I loved Jane Eyre as well… and I think I’ll read the Walking Dead series at some point, even though I’m not watching the show. But hey, I also have War and Peace on my “never” list, so I guess we’re not total opposites! 🙂
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  8. Your reasoning for the last two made me laugh. That’s how I am – I just don’t care. But Easy really is a good book. Not the best though. I’m not into TLoTR either, and have never made it all the way through any of the movies. BUT, I do want to read GoT while I’m in a fantasy mood.
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    • Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

      The size of GoT is just way too much for me. Good lick with them when you get to them!

  9. Kim

    Oh I almost included JANE EYRE but I ended up not. I’ve read about 1/3 of it before stopping because I had other books to get to and then I never picked it back up. I just don’t have a tremendous desire to ever pick it up again. Buuutt at the same time I feel guilty enough about this classic that I need to see it through. So since I do have the intention of one day trying again I decided against picking it for TTT. Great list!
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    • Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

      I have books like that I almost put on the list – where I will probably never read but maybe one day who knows!

  10. I definitely hear you on several of those. I’m not that into zombies unless they’re written by Terry Pratchett. I did read LOTR when I was on bed rest while pregnant. Being a huge nerd meant I sorta had to–like I’d never earn my geek badge otherwise. Haha!

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