These are five I’m not likely to read, but never say never is a good motto.
The Top Five
Unless Jeremy Irons shows up to read it aloud to me personally, I’m not reading it. Lolita.
I really don’t think I’ll be reading this. I endured the Foundation Trilogy (Isaac Asimov) in a political theory course–that’s enough for me. Dune.
I’m so not into vampires, zombies and all that. There is a copy around the house from when someone else in the family attempted it. No thanks. Twilight. Frankly, I think you can toss Divergent and Hunger Games on here, too. Not my thing. The very word “dystopian” makes my eyes glaze over. Fantasy and Science Fiction do so as well, but much slower.
Anyone else recall the Yuppie Handbook of the 80’s saying when someone asks your favorite book just name this one? Yeah. Cause no one really reads it. One Hundred Years of Solitude. I’m open to other titles by this author.
Sounds like Outlander, the 21st Century version, sans time travel. No thanks, even though a friend I trust read it and said it wasn’t bad. Just no. Fifty Shades of Grey.
Two Bonus Series
How many rapes were in that five minutes I endured of the t.v. show? Not even Iain Glen himself could make me enjoy this series. It’s just not my thing. Even my son said it was weird and he likes stuff like this. Game of Thrones.
Nor will I be returning to more of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I nearly wrecked the car listening to the Outlander [book one] when forced oral sex (something like that) was on the audio before I was properly caffeinated. No thanks. I admit, it wasn’t ALL, like that–but too much for me. If they come out with an abridged edition that tones the sex way down then I could, possibly, reconsider.
I will keep trying with the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I might also try a few of Stephen King’s books–I read and enjoyed The March, but he wrote it under another name. And while I’m not a big fan of horror I did read and appreciated (not sure that I “enjoyed” it) Dracula so I have Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyl and Mr Hyde still on my to-read list.
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