Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s topic: Books I’ll Probably Never Read
We all have our love of books. We can’t even get enough. Seriously, I’m pretty sure we have more books than any other item in our households.
But……there are some books that we’re just never going to give a second glance towards, because, life is short, and why waste it on a terrible book?
This week, Kara and Lyn discuss what books will more than likely never grace our TBR shelves.
Kara’s Won’t Read List
1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
I want to read almost all the classics. But this is one I have no interest in reading. A 700 page book about WHALING? No freaking thank you.
2. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand’s most well known novel, I think. But mainly I won’t read this because of Ayn Rand. I think her ideas and ideologies are damaging and dangerous. Ayn Rand hates Socialists. And I’m pretty much a Socialist. I think any political idea used the wrong way can be damaging. Any Rand is a close-minded extremist.
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I am so fucking sick of hearing about this book, the movie, and anything about John Green. He is one of the most overrated authors there ever was. All his books are the same, and his female characters are grossly unrealistic. I have no interest in reading anything he writes. Also, the way he has to state a patronizing opinion about everything drives me batty. Stay out of things that don’t concern you, sir.
4. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Anne Rice has single-handedly broke down author-blogger relations into an even worse state than they were before she opened her misinformed, close-minded mouth. She’s as long winded on her Facebook page as she is in her books. I have no interest in writing anything she ever reads but since this is her most famous work, I picked it. Get an editor, lady. And a decent publicist for your mouth.
5. The Calling by James Frey
Nope, nope, nope. Full Fathom Five, not paying authors their worth, blah, blah, blah. Do not put your money in this skeeze’s pocket.
Lyn’s Won’t Read List
1. No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
There is just too much negativity surrounding this novel for my taste. I can’t even read it to get a snark out of it, because when i think about this novel, I start getting the ragey feels.
2. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Once again, too much has happened with this author. I can’t even imagine that I could relax and enjoy myself. Also, I have read samples of the writing, and it very much seems like a non-Lyn book.
3. Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year by Demi Lovato
I have some real issues with Lovato, and I am sick to death of watching her profit off of her victim identity. Look, it is WONDERFUL that she overcame so many issues, such as an eating disorder and addiction, but when you adopt that as your persona, I worry about the message it sends to younger readers that you are only strong if you defeat your demons. Also, Lovato is a well-documented bully, so this all seems like a steaming pile of bullcrap. I don’t appreciate seeing a bully tote some type of feel-good, I’m-so-wonderful novel.
4. The Calling by James Frey
Fraud, liar, and the idol of many trolls, I can’t get past the issues with the writer and the publishing company that he author runs.
5. Anything by Rush Limbaugh, Ron Hubbard, Sarah Palin or Ann Coulter
There is only so much stupid I can digest.
Do you have books that you just have no interest in reading? Do you avoid any type of books?