Afternoon readers, it’s going to be a little quieter here on mylittlebookblog. Some great content and high quality posts just a little more low key; relaxed if you will. Today’s top ten Tuesdays list is a little saddening because the thought of not reading books makes me a unhappy and a little heartbroken to put them in an unwanted pile. It’s going to be a mix of books that I’ve tried and haven’t finished, books that the movies have ruined for me, and some I just don’t really get. However, feel free to try and persuade me to pick up copies I’m sure I can be persuaded. This tag is as always hosted by the http: The Broke and The Bookish which you can find here.
1) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
This one requires me to reveal that back in university despite it being compulsory reading I did not make it through this novel. Not even half. I have struggled with some heavier classics and this one just didn’t resonate at all. I’ve read a couple of chapters but not enough to claim I’ve read it and I have no intentions currently to try again.
2) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is another book that has so far evaded me. I wonder whether I was a little too young and that caused the lack of interest despite attempting a number of times to read it but unfortunately it seems to have put me off a little indefinitely unfortunately.
3) The Twilight Series by Stefenie Meyer
Not only have I seen the films therefore ultimately spoiling the magic that comes with creating the characters from your imagination but the reviews I’ve seen and the comments I have read have diminished any want to read this.
4) The Pointless Book by Alfie (Deyes) (or the sequel for that matter)
5) Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Another time a movie has killed the interest in a book. I watched the film with Mumma B and an hour or so in both of us fell asleep. We’ve never picked it up again since. I had heard incredible things about this film but for me it just wasn’t particularly good and I’ve been put off the book now too.
6) The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
This is getting silly but another film related book trauma. I had been meaning to see the movie for months but put it off because I really wanted to read the books. However, one rainy afternoon a friend brought and we settled down to watch. Goddamn brilliant, I adored the film however the urge to read the book now equals nada.
7) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
This book is just a little daunting, terrifying and would take me months. Maybe that’s a terrible reason to not want to read a book but there are so many already on the list that I just want to read other books so much more.
8) Moby Dick by Helman Melville
Hmmm, just doesn’t excite me at all. Sorry.
9) His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
When I wrote this list I did a little nosy and looked at books other readers had written about and this one cropped up a lot. Oddly. This is another childhood failure, these books just never pulled me in enough and I gave up on them, time and time again. I think it’s time to realise it’s just not going to happen.
10) Finally and this one could be changed I think: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
This is an odd one because recently I’ve been tempted to give it a go. One of my 101 things in 1001 days challenge is to watch all the Academy Awards best picture films from the year I was born and one of the films is a Lord of the Rings one. (Don’t ask me which) I need to watch it at some point and it got me thinking is it time to give this a read? Currently, nope but maybe I could be persuaded?
So there you go ten books I will probably never read. It hurts a little to put them in this list but there are some books that just don’t do it for you. Let me know if you have any critiques of my answers or if there are some I’ve missed.