Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Books
I Will Probably Never Read
You know—I really don’t enjoying saying “never” but I think with my speed of reading and the number of new releases per season, I just have to face the truth that so many of the books that I own (or yet to own) will never be read.
(I’m waiting for some Bieber cameo to remind me to Never Say Never…)
Melina Marchetta – Jellicoe Road
I’ve tried (oh have I tried!). It just isn’t happening.
John Green – […Anything?]
—Insert all of your fangirl/boy rage here—.
I’m sure he’s a wonderful writer and his personality from the bits I’ve seen on YouTube is nothing but genuine coolness. I’m just not [at this moment in time] interested in what’s available. Maybe it will change; maybe it won’t.
GRRM – A Song of Ice and Fire Series
I’m committed to the show and that’s about it. The only reason I’d read the series is to pinpoint my main ship because in all that is garbage in this world and in all that has shattered my heart from the story, I wouldn’t be able to fully devote my attention to the read. Not to mention that I don’t do well with adaptation-to-book reading (see: not completing Harry Potter series). Either way, I have Westeros.org for all my needs lololol.
Michelle Cohen Corasanti – The Almond Tree
Newbie blogger status was like, “oh, look, free giveaways (especially with amazing odds!)” –signs up for everything—yeah, I feel bad. I think it was at a time when I thought I should “challenge” myself to diversify my reading (which I still am trying) but there’s a difference in diversifying based on interest and for the sake of doing so.
Elizabeth Richards – Black City
Hmmmmmmm. How did I come to own this vampire dystopia anyways? That seems to be the question of the hour for so many of these picks.
E.L. James – 50 Shades of Grey
BUT—would I watch the film? Sure. It’s way less of a time investment than reading and I’m sure it’s a brainless experience.
Markus Zusak – The Book Thief
You know, I opened Goodreads for this choice and noticed 4’s and 5’s across the board from friends only. That’s pretty convincing. Historical Fiction and me aren’t best buds though.
Lucy Maud Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables
How to be Canadian: “[ ] Read Anne of Green Gables” – Uh oh, it’s unchecked (and will probably remain unchecked). That means I’m failing at this Canadian thing, right?
Orson Scott Card – Pathfinder
For some reason I have second book and not book 1… (probably an impulse cheap buy that I didn’t bother to look at which part of the series they were.)
Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird
Hello, I welcome all of your rage (again). Had academia not introduced me to the rage-inducing Catcher in the Rye or almost-close-enough-to-rage-inducing Lord of the Flies, I doubt I’d read them for the sake of its merit. So sorry to everyone—and I mean EVERYONE—who seems to have enjoyed this book. I’m only being realistic here.
I’m sure there are plenty of other choices, namely “classic” Classics, which I can’t see myself investing time into experiencing. Many of these were super cheap purchases so it’s not a huge loss of investment by not reading them (that being said, perhaps I should just donate them).
Do you end up giving away books you know you won’t read?
Or do you keep them in your shelving with the hopes that one day you might get around to it?
I mean…I guess there’s a reason why you purchased them to begin with, so there’s that hope I guess that maybe my mind and tastes will change.