Ten Seven Books I’ll NEVER Read
“Cuz we-eeee, are never, ever, ever, getting back together” – I’m not the only one who had this stuck in their head the whole way through writing this post, right? I don’t know if I can ever say I’ll never read a book. That’s pretty extreme. There are books I ran from as a teen that I’m now finding myself wanting to read… things change, ya know? That being said, here are ten books that I can’t see myself ever getting through –
1. Worst. Person. Ever by Douglas Coupland: I won this through Goodreads First Reads. Apparently, Coupland has quite a dedicated following. This baffles me. Worst. Person. Ever is described as “razor-sharp” “side-splittingly funny” and “unforgettable”. One out of three ain’t bad. Just no.
2. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks: This is a cult classic, a cult classic people! I should know by now that usually means I’m going to hate it. I’m going to try it one more time, before it says “hello” to the charity shop.
3. Cuckoo Song by Francis Hardinge: This was one of the first books I was approved for on NetGalley, which is probably the reason I stuck with it longer than I should have (back when I had trouble DNFing). This has an average rating of 4.15 on Goodreads, so what do I know? It was complicated and confusing, there was a lack of world-building, I couldn’t get with the characters…
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams: I’ve heard a lot about these books and snapped up the whole series from The Book People. I delved into them full of high hopes and anticipation, and they just didn’t work for me – another cult classic – you’ll notice a pattern here. Luckily, they are going to get a loving home with Becky (I promise I will send these soon!).
5. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: Kafka. Hmm. I don’t know if I’ll ever go here to be honest. I have quite a literal mindset (other than when I read fantasy, go figure), but I just don’t get the premises for this. And the way people talk about Kafka? Intimidating, no?
6. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson: Guys! I still can’t get through this book. I can’t get past the first chapter! I tried, I’ve tried!!
7. Ulysses by James Joyce: Has anyone read this to be able to give me guidance on whether I will be able to 1) understand this book (stream of consciousness writing style and/or 2) enjoy this book? I just… ugh.
Are there any books on this list you would defend until your last breath?!? Which books have you picked today? Link me up in the comments so I can convince you otherwise! 😉