Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND sign Mister Linky at the bottom to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Don't worry if you can't come up with ten every time...just post what you can!
I am slightly scared for this topic. I (Jamie) don't want to offend anybody. Please understand I am not bashing anybody's books. I'm sorry if I put one of your favorite books on here. Chances are you probably hate some of my very favorite books. And I'm not trying to make anybody feel bad for what they read...at all. I'm not a book snob. I read what I want, you read what you want. :)
Top Ten Books I'll Never Read:
1. The DaVinci Code-- I know so many people have loved this book! I just don't think it is my cup of tea. And not to mention the fact that it is so hyped and talked about that I've practically heard every spoiler you could ever hear. Doesn't seem worth it to me.
2. Eragon -- This one is more personal reasons for why I'll never read it. Let's just say that somebody I used to like was obsessed with this book (before I ever got into read ANY sort of fantasy at all) and wanted to take me on a first date to see this movie. Luckily, my friend stepped in and said that this movie would not be anything I'd want to see. Sorry, Eragon. Just can't do it.
3. Men Are From Mars, And Women Are From Venus -- Pointless to read this considering that I already know this fact...and I've been reconciled to the fact we'll never understand each other.
4. The Notebook -- Or probably anything else by him. I know SOO many people that love Nicholas Sparks. Like really good friends. I just don't think I'd really enjoy these books and most of them end up being movies anyways. I think these are books that I'm ok with not reading before I see the movie. With The Notebook in particular, I've seen the movie so many darn times (and that was after many years of hating chick flicks--which I do happen to LOVE now) that I just would never read the book. I'm sure it's wonderful.
5. The Stephanie Plum series -- My best friend loves these. I read one page of one and just knew I would rather be reading something else.
6. The Historian -- Here's the thing about this one. I think I'd like it. However, I've heard so many negative things (and some positives) that I just don't know that I'm ready to commit to a book such as this for a letdown. I just don't think I can. Please tell me if you think I should.
7. Miles to Go -- Sorry Miley. I just don't think I'll ever read about "you just being Miley." And you can also add whatever Snooki from Jersey Shore is writing to this list, too.
8. Your Best Life Now -- Joel Osteen, your cheesy smile is enough to make me not want to read this. Now understand this, I'm a Christian, but I just find these books to be hokey. Really hokey. And not to mention that a theology professor that I really admire may or may not use these books as examples of all that is hokey. :) That's just my opinion though. I'm sure lots of people have gotten alot out of his books..or else they wouldn't be selling. They just don't connect with me.
9. Heart of Darkness-- Ok, I tried to read this for college. I just COULD NOT even get through a page of it. Yeah, that's right. I used Sparknotes and the Internet to write an A paper without reading it.
10. Anything by Danielle Steel -- This is kind of cheating but I couldn't find just one of her books that I won't read. I just really don't LOVE the romance genre. There are many people that I respect (my mom did!) that do read from that genre but I just could never get into it. Also, you could lump in any sort of Harlequin romance novel. I've tried but I just can't get into them. I know I should..I mean what's not to like about ripped, oily men but I just can't. Sorry.
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC: Jen takes on Top Ten Fictional Crushes...a topic that we in the Goodreads College Students group giggled and squeed about for the past 2 years.