Ten Books I’ll Probably Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten books I’ll probably never read. I dislike doing lists like this because I hate to mention books I won’t read, but I do have my reasons and I’m always open to persuasion if I mention one of your favourites…

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Game of Thrones- George R.R Martin

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Don’t hurt me! I just have no desire to read this book at all. It’s such a commitment and I’m not sure it’s my sort of thing anyway.

Lord Of The Rings- J.R.R Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)

Eek! I’m sorry. It’s just not my sort of thing at all.

War and Peace- Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace

You might be sensing a theme here. Long, epic reads like this aren’t really my sort of thing. I feel like I’d slog my way through it and not enjoy it. Despite it being a classic that I really should try.

Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina is a book that I have went to read so many times. I think I need to face up to the fact that I’m never gonna read it.

Moby Dick- Herman Melville

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Moby Dick is another book that I think I should read as a book lover, I just don’t think I will… too many other books to enjoy!

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)

I don’t know why, but I’ve never felt compelled to read this trilogy. I’ve heard good things, but it just doesn’t appeal!

Beautiful Disaster- Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

This is one of those books that mixed reviews have been putting me off reading this book. It’s strange, as usually I like to give a book a try, but something makes me uncomfortable about it. Please tell me if I’m wrong. As I said, I’m open to being persuaded otherwise…

Fallen- Lauren Kate

Fallen (Fallen, #1)

Fallen has a gorgeous cover, but again- mixed reviews. I just don’t see myself reading it.

Hush, Hush- Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)

Much like Fallen, I’m pretty ‘meh’ about this book. I’m not inspired to read it.

The Maze Runner- James Dashner

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

My reason for not picking up The Maze Runner is that I’ve heard the series isn’t as good as the first book. I always feel compelled to finish series (even though I don’t always) I’m just not sure I have time to start a series that I won’t invest in.

Do you want to convince me otherwise? Please feel free to leave your honest opinion. I can be persuaded otherwise! 😉 Please leave a link to your posts too and I shall stop by!

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Love Hurts

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How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Random House Children’s Publishers UK

Synopsis:

Malorie Blackman brings together the best teen writers of today in a stunningly romantic collection about love against the odds. Featuring short stories and extracts about modern star-crossed lovers from stars such as Gayle Forman, Markus Zusak and Patrick Ness, and with a brand-new story from Malorie Blackman herself, Love Hurts looks at every kind of relationship, from first kiss to final heartbreak.

Thoughts:

I was SO excited about this book. However, I was a little disappointed when I got to it. I thought that this book was going to be original stories from some authors that I loved. There are some great original stories in there, but they’re few and far between. What I actually found was that I skipped a lot of these stories- either because I had read them already and didn’t feel like reading them again…or I have the full book waiting to be read and I didn’t want it to spoil it.

I don’t want to put people off this book though as the extracts from the authors I love like Malorie Blackman and Patrick Ness are such high quality writing- it’s just not what I wanted from this collection of short stories. James Dawson’s original story is good and well worth reading.

This book would be perfect for those wanting to dip into some of these author’s writing or to read the original content that there is. I love the range of diversity there is within this collection.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Some good original content, but don’t expect to go into the book with fresh, new material from all of the authors! 

Stacking The Shelves #30

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to its Goodreads page!

I have a HUGE haul this week. This comes from Random House’s blogger brunch, NetGalley, the Amazon kindle sale, my friend Luna lending me books and spending too much time in Foyles. Oops.

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This is me simply sitting behind Luna and I’s book haul after spending time in Foyles book shop in London.

So first things first- Random House. To read my account of my time at Random House click HERE

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This book is out now! I’ve finished it and reviewed it already, it’s an incredible read.. review HERE.

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I haven’t read any Lauren Kate before, so I’m intrigued.

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I’m very intrigued about this book. I’ll try to read it soon!

NetGalley:

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I like a crime/thriller read every now and again and this seems like a great choice!

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I’m so excited about this one. I did a little happy dance when I was approved.

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I love Jojo Moyes, she’s one of my auto-buy authors.

Bought in the Amazon Kindle Summer Sale:

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I adore Lindsey Kelk. Her books are so easy to read!

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These books just look like FUN and they have awesome titles.

Borrowed from Luna’s Library:

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Thanks to Luna for these beauties!

Foyles haul:

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A lot of these were recommended by Luna. So if I don’t like them I’ll blame her 😉

Gifts:

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A book from the queen of chick-lit. Don’t mind if I do!

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I’m intrigued by this book!

Phew! So that’s it for this week! Please feel free to leave links to your hauls and I’ll come by and see what you’ve got!