TTT: Books I’ll Never Read
5 May 2015 19 Comments
I was quite looking forward to this post, because honestly, i love talking about why i don’t like something. I’m odd, i know, but i have opinions, okay? This was actually a lot harder than i thought it would be. I’m sure there are plenty more books that i would never touch, let alone pick up and read, but it’s hard to remember what they are when the whole point is that i don’t care about them! I think i took this subject a liiiiitle too seriously, but… i mentioned opinions, right? Anyway, here are the ones i could think of.
Twilight. What i know about this book: Sparkly vampires, lacklustre helpless female lead, a love triangle with a werewolf, and piss poor writing. No, thank you. A friend of mine was told she shouldn’t slag off these books unless she’d read them, and, dedicated person that she is, she read them all. To this day, she slags them off with abandon, and i adore her for it.
Lolita. This book is likely a classic for a reason, and i very much doubt the author is romanticising the subject matter… i just really don’t want to read about it.
The Bible. And any and all religious texts. They might make excellent fictitious stories, but that people tout them as fact and use them as excuses to be offensive, bigoted and self-righteous, that people use them the for the foundations of propaganda-spreading, brainwashing organised religion, that people fight wars and kill each other over these books… i think i hate them more than Twilight, to be honest.
Mein Kampf. I just have no interest in what a little, hateful, mass-murdering sack of shite has to say.
A Game of Thrones. There is so, so very much hype around these books and the TV series… but they don’t interest me at all. It all seems to be sex, incest, violence and drama. Meh, no thanks.
Fifty Shades of Grey. I just think if you really want to read that kind of fiction, there are more well-written books out there. I haven’t read them, so will refrain from commenting on the subject of consent within the books, but regardless of that, people who are active in the BDSM community have slated this book for its representation of the practise. Also, the snippets i have had the misfortune to read/hear have just offended me on an English-language level.
War and Peace. Because let’s be honest, i’d never get through it; i have too many other books that i actually want to read.
Pride and Prejudice. And really, anything else in this umbrella of Austen/Brontës/etc. All respect to being a female writer at that time, but fiction focused on women finding a man and having relationships (no matter how spunky the female lead might seem to be)… i just have less than zero interest in that.
Gone with the Wind. Does this fit in with the Austen/Brontës/etc? I’m not sure, but with the subject of love and war and the snippets of the film i have seen, it’s the same reason why i’m not at all interested.
Any and all celebrity (auto)biographies. I just don’t care. The people i would read biographies of are the kind of people who don’t have them. And, i’m kind of more than okay with that.