Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books On My Shelf That I Will Probably Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books On My Shelf That I Will Probably Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday This week’s official TTT prompt is Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read. Now, there are hundreds of (popular) books that I will probably (definitely) never read, so I decided to change the theme a bit. Here are ten books that are on my shelf but that I don’t think I’ll ever read… (let’s be honest, doesn’t everyone have books like that?)

Ten Books On My Shelf That I Will Probably Never Read

  1. Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula, #1) by Kim Newman
    This book has been on my shelf for a long time, and at some point in time was even on my TBR shortlist. But I don’t think it’s ever going to happen.
  2. The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
    I got this book as a present from a friend over three years ago and we were both excited about it and still neither of us has read it yet.
  3. The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss
    I really enjoyed The Name of the Wind but this book is just there on my shelf, being… intimidating.
  4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    I tried. I swear I tried. *panics*
  5. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  6. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    I saw the movie and enjoyed it, then bought the book on a whim. I admit it: I think the movie was satisfying enough, I don’t feel like reading the book.
  7. Little Women by Louise May Alcott
    I want to read this one, I really do, one day… but right now it doesn’t appeal to me compared to other classics.
  8. The Ring by Koji Suzuki
    The movie was a masterpiece and I watched it a million times when I was younger. But I now longer do well with horror, so… 😉
  9. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Fairyland, #2) by Catherynne M. Valente
    I enjoyed the first book quite a bit, honestly. I don’t know why, but I do not think I’ll read the second one any time soon. Or ever.
  10. The Program (The Program, #1) by Suzanne Young
    I won this book, even chose it myself. But will I ever read it..? 🙁

Go ahead, now you can all tell me how wrong I am! 😉

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books On My Shelf That I Will Probably Never Read

    1. You convinced me!
      And for some reason I have always overlooked that it is also – besides a classic – science fiction (one of my favourite genres). How?! So I hereby apologise to the book and it can stay on my shelf (and I’ll try to read it soon-ish)

      1. I had read some comments on Goodreads before reading book 2, and I shouldn’t have. Not for spoilers but… Quite a few people seem to like it (a bit) less than book 1. I went in expecting to enjoy it, but not quite as much as book 1. If you think too much about some parts of the story I can definitely see why people would say that. But to be honest? The actual process of reading it? At least as enjoyable as book 1, for me. I also can’t wait for book 3!

        I’m still immensely thankful to my sister’s boyfriend for introducing me (forcing me to try) to book 1 🙂

  1. The Diary of a Nobody is a quick read, if that might convince you. You have to be in the mood for a bit of a “silly” book though (once you read it I think you will understand what I mean, if you read it, that is ;))

    I just finished reading Hugo Cabret and I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t as impressive as I thought it would be. I think that partially has to do with seeing the movie before the book, so I cannot help you there. One possible motivation would be that the book looks like a tome but is actually a quick read with lots of pictures.
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