Is there a book series that you just loathe or even an entire genre that you won’t pick up? I feel ashamed to admit it, but I do. I am a booknerd for sure, but some tastes are not for everyone.
As an example, @jessethereader can’t stand to read the Twilight Saga. You might say WHHHAAAATTT!!!??? Well, I managed to read the first book before the craze hit worldwide & when the movies came out I was HOOKED. I was in my early 20’s and I didn’t know I could love romance books so much. Twilight & Harry Potter sparked my passion for reading. I won’t hold it against Jesse, romance just doesn’t tickle his fancy.
So, where shall I start my list? I know exactly where.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Classics. I don’t even know how to deal with this book. I was meant to read it for English in High school and it’s been sitting on my TBR list ever since… because I do want to read it, sort of. But as soon as I open the book and read the first page, I’m bored. It’s just never the right time and especially now when I get so little time to read, I don’t want to concentrate so hard on following the story. I need to be excited to keep those pages turning. This doesn’t tickle my fancy what-so-ever.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Another one of those pesky classics. I feel like I’m going to be shunned from the Bookish world for admitting this one. It has to be one of the most-read classic and popular books ever. A book about a man who mocks a woman doesn’t seem like something I want to read. I’m sure it’s funny and the main character knows how to hold her own… but it’s just not me, not my personality. I don’t take well to mocking, even if it’s in a fun-natured way. My emotions can’t handle it. I’m a crier.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m almost ashamed to admit this. These books/movies have a huge following. I am from New Zealand, Middle Earth if you will, which makes this even more difficult to admit. I haven’t seen the LOTR films, but I have watched The Hobbit movies! Please don’t hate me, lol. It’s too big of an adventure, another world to remember, so many characters…
I do like the ring though. Does that count for anything?
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
I think you might be able to understand me for this one. I LOVE the Harry Potter series. I will re-read those books for the rest of my life and hope that my 2 year old daughter will fall in love with them, just as much as I do. BUT just because I love Harry & everything Hogwarts, does not mean I will read everything by JKR. I’m sure the writing is more mature, more my age, but to me, that just means I have to read more pages to get to the good stuff. That’s why I love YA.
and lastly but by no means, the very least…
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
This is another series which has it’s own world, one of those Epic Fantasies. I read the first book. It was great. I attempted Clash of Kings and it’s just so full of world building. I couldn’t keep myself interested. I also haven’t seen the TV series. I’m sure if I was to watch the TV series, even now, when it’s so different to the books (or so I hear) then I would attempt to read this again, but for now, it makes this list. I’m not going to read this any time soon. Sorry GoT fans, this isn’t for me.
Well, there you have it.
These are my 5 books I’m not going to cry in a ditch over not reading… ever. As booknerds, this isn’t a list we so willingly want to admit, but go on, share yours with me. You must have something on your list you’re dreading to pick up. Tell me! Tell me! Tell me!