I totally forgot to TTT this week, but since the topic is one that looks pretty good, I thought I’d go all Top Ten THURSDAY on the situation this week!
I’m pretty sure everyone has seen books that you’ve put an immediate veto on. We’ve all been there. Unless hell freezes over or I lose my mind, it’s unlikely I’d read these books. Maybe one day I will have a brain snap and read one…. who knows?
1. 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis De Sade
NO. Just no. I read a chapter once and wanted to go and bury my face in my pillows and never be in the world ever again. This was the first book I thought of when I saw this topic. SO MUCH NO.
2. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
The academic in me is horrified by my belief that I won’t read this. The human in me knows it’s absurd to think this book will ever be read by me.
3. Anything else by James Patterson
I had a horrible experience with the single James Patterson book I’ve read and the very thought of buying into that franchise makes me feel sick.
4. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
I seriously am sick to death of the hype surrounding this book. OKAY GUYS. I get it! An Aussie won a prize! Woohoo! Now lay off trying to shove it down my throat! I’m sure Mr Flanagan is a lovely man, but I’ve read a couple of pages and the writing style is exactly what I hate…. which brings me to….
5. Any further books by Tim Winton
Australia’s other Golden Boy, Mr Winton is very popular, but no one I know seems to know why. Can someone explain it to me? I can’t think of a person who liked his books. I’ve read Breath and half of Cloudstreet and hated them with a burning passion. So effing pretentious. I feel like I can feel his self importance bleeding through the pages.
6. The Fault in Our Stars…. or anything else by John Green
I am sick to death of anything to do with this man. Fangirls be crazy. This book is ridiculously contrived emotional manipulation. I have absolutely zero intention of touching anything to do with John Green, ever.
7. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
I hated The Name of the Wind so much that I couldn’t finish it. I’ve heard the next installation is worse. No way in hell am I reading anything else by Rothfuss ever again.
8. Tampa by Alissa Nutting
I’ve heard awful things about this from people I trust, plus my favourite bookstore refused to stock it. Pretty solid evidence in favour of avoiding it, really!
9. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
While I’ve read excepts and quite liked the writing, I know I’m way too chicken to read this in its entirety. I’m a very big sook.
10. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Likewise this one. My godmother is a huge horror and otherwise gross book fan and she couldn’t finish this. I consider her at least 100x tougher than me, so I’m going to skip this, as well as the movie. Biggest sook ever!!
Do you feel the same about any of these picks? Or do you think you can convince me to change my mind? Let me know!