TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I WILL PROBABLY NEVER READ

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read. Oh man. This is so hard because there are millions but I also hate to admit that I’m unlikely to get to them because I live in the beautiful illusion that one day I will get to every book on my TBR. Absolute folly, of course, but still. It’s important to have goals. And mine is to read EVERYTHING. But here are some of the more obvious ones, if I absolutely had to pick:

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
1Q84 – Haruki Murakami
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky        Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand        Ulysses - James Joyce
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
Ulysses – James Joyce
Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James        Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James
Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess        The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

Of course, part of me still thinks I’ll read these. I mean, it’s actually really totally possible that I will, so don’t spoil them or anything. And if your all time favourite book is somewhere in this list, feel free to take a shot at talking me into re-considering in the comments!

What about you guys? Which books do you have no interest in? Which are you sadly giving up on?

34 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I WILL PROBABLY NEVER READ

  1. M.

    I know, right? I had no idea how long it was because I purchased it online, and when it arrived I literally just sat there staring at it for like five minutes. It was quite the shock, and though I had planned to read it right away, it's been sitting intimidatingly on my shelf ever since!

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  2. M.

    I know, right? I had no idea how long it was because I purchased it online, and when it arrived I literally just sat there staring at it for like five minutes. It was quite the shock, and though I had planned to read it right away, it's been sitting intimidatingly on my shelf ever since!

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  3. M.

    I started 50 Shades and had to stop – the writing was so terrible that I just couldn't continue! I also tried the beginning of War & Peace and there were so many names I got confused! I do think I'll probably give it another shot…. someday. Crime & Punishment I WOULD read, except I heard that there's some pretty intense animal cruelty in it, and that's a deal-breaker for me. I just cannot handle bad things happening to animals! If someone I know reads it in the future and can flag the pages with horrible animal scenes for me so I can skip them, then I'd consider it. I know, I'm a weirdo!

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  4. M.

    I started 50 Shades and had to stop – the writing was so terrible that I just couldn't continue! I also tried the beginning of War & Peace and there were so many names I got confused! I do think I'll probably give it another shot…. someday. Crime & Punishment I WOULD read, except I heard that there's some pretty intense animal cruelty in it, and that's a deal-breaker for me. I just cannot handle bad things happening to animals! If someone I know reads it in the future and can flag the pages with horrible animal scenes for me so I can skip them, then I'd consider it. I know, I'm a weirdo!

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  5. bitsnbooks

    Definitely don't read 50 Shades – that was a couple of days of my life I'll never be able to get back. It's completely awful and I'm ashamed to admit that I've read it! If I did a list of 10 books I'll never read, the sequels to this would be equal first.

    I read War and Peace years ago and it felt like it took forever to get through. I didn't mind it but it's very heavy on politics which I mostly skipped through (and didn't miss out any key plot points while doing so!). Having said that, it is a masterpiece and really is one of those books everyone who likes to read should read.

    AND! I hope you get to Crime and Punishment one day. Such an interesting look into the human mind and our motivation for doing things. It's crazy good.

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  6. bitsnbooks

    Definitely don't read 50 Shades – that was a couple of days of my life I'll never be able to get back. It's completely awful and I'm ashamed to admit that I've read it! If I did a list of 10 books I'll never read, the sequels to this would be equal first.

    I read War and Peace years ago and it felt like it took forever to get through. I didn't mind it but it's very heavy on politics which I mostly skipped through (and didn't miss out any key plot points while doing so!). Having said that, it is a masterpiece and really is one of those books everyone who likes to read should read.

    AND! I hope you get to Crime and Punishment one day. Such an interesting look into the human mind and our motivation for doing things. It's crazy good.

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  7. M.

    I want to say I'm going to read it, but honestly it's just so long! I'll probably give it a try at some point, but I have very little faith in myself actually making it all the way through. Oh well!

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  8. M.

    I want to say I'm going to read it, but honestly it's just so long! I'll probably give it a try at some point, but I have very little faith in myself actually making it all the way through. Oh well!

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  9. M.

    It was the writing that broke it for me! Pretty terrible. I read like a third of it and just…. couldn't. Life's way too short, and there's much better racy writing out there! You too!

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  10. M.

    It was the writing that broke it for me! Pretty terrible. I read like a third of it and just…. couldn't. Life's way too short, and there's much better racy writing out there! You too!

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  11. gloriouspanic

    I almost put War and Peace on my list but I still have this hope that I'll someday getting around to reading it even if to just say I did. I've seen Fifty Shades on a lot of lists which makes me feel so much better about having it on mine!

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  12. gloriouspanic

    I almost put War and Peace on my list but I still have this hope that I'll someday getting around to reading it even if to just say I did. I've seen Fifty Shades on a lot of lists which makes me feel so much better about having it on mine!

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  13. Cassie

    Hahaha… 50 Shades has been making a lot of appearances on Top Ten Tuesday this week! It really needs to go into a corner at the library and stay there for a long while.

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  14. Cassie

    Hahaha… 50 Shades has been making a lot of appearances on Top Ten Tuesday this week! It really needs to go into a corner at the library and stay there for a long while.

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  15. Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand

    I read most of Fifty Shades of Grey to see what all the fuss was about. I only had about 50 pages left, and I said to my guy “I really could care less about these characters or how this book ends”…he said “then, stop reading it. You enjoy reading so much why waste your time?” So, I stopped. No regrets.

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  16. Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand

    I read most of Fifty Shades of Grey to see what all the fuss was about. I only had about 50 pages left, and I said to my guy “I really could care less about these characters or how this book ends”…he said “then, stop reading it. You enjoy reading so much why waste your time?” So, I stopped. No regrets.

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