5.5.15

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I'll probably never read

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c.j.'s selections
                         i'll probably never read...

oneobsidian   I know everyone loves her, but I just don't think these books are for me.  They sound like too much stereotypical bad-boy-who's-probably-a-creep romance.  I've had enough of that.  
 //  Goodreads   
twoblack ice    
I have the ARC, but I'm not sure I'll ever bring myself to read it.  Mostly because of her last series.  Based on what I've heard of Hush, Hush, it has a lot of the same creepy-bad-boy problems as Obsidian.  I'm sensing a theme... 
  //  Goodreads
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beautiful disaster 
Good girls meets bad boy.  Hatred.  Romance.  Sexy times.  (I'm really hating on the bad boys today, aren't I?)  You could insert any NA book in here, but this one always comes to mind.  
  //  Goodreads
fourwalking disaster   
Not to pick on this series, but REALLY!?  The same story told from the boy's perspective?  I thought Stephanie Meyer was crazy for doing this with Midnight Sun.  Now someone actually did it.  Nope.  
//  Goodreads
fivemarked   Insert other Twilight-a-likes here too.  First, the cover screams "don't read me!"  Second, I just can't do another vampire novel unless it's original and/or blurbed by someone like Anne Rice.  
 //  Goodreads
sixlinger   I really wanted to like Shiver.  I admire Stiefvater and find her, as a person, funny, charming, and clever.  But I couldn't get into the book, the weird connection between girl and random wolf, the tenuous plot.  Not sure I can do another, though I'll still try Raven Boys. 
  //  Goodreads
sevengone with the wind   Everyone raves about this, but I just can't.  I think I got about 10 pages in before I was sick of Scarlett's simpering, saccharine personality.  Maybe I'll see the movie and make a final decision. 
  //  Goodreads

eightnotebook   Oh hello, Nicholas Sparks.  I see what you're doing there.  You're purposefully writing heart-wrenching sap fests with endings that will make people cry.  You also once said that women write romances but men write love stories, for which I dislike you. 
   //  Goodreads
ninewalk two moons   Apparently everyone but me read this in middle school.  Eh.  I really can't get on board with anything primarily described as "heartwarming."  My cold little heart needs some grit and teeth.  
 //  Goodreads
tenatonement   I made the mistake of seeing the movie first.  It was so horribly depressing that, even though I tried to read the book, I just couldn't bring myself to re-suffer what I had already gone through.   
//  Goodreads



9 comments:

  1. I definitely agree with Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster. Beautiful Disaster doesn't sound that great and Walking Disaster seems completely unnecessary.

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    1. Right? It's the same book twice!!!

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  2. Your Notebook comment totally made me laugh - I just recently watched a Sparks movie (only my second one - and I've never read one of his books) and I thought, "Are they ALL like this? Is his whole purpose to make you sob at the end?" Yep. I think it is.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so. I don't like being tricked into crying. :P

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  3. Totally agree about Nicholas Sparks. I have read one of his therefore I'm happy that that's representative of them all!
    Shame you saw Atonement before getting a book copy though. I did like the film, but the book is more nuanced and has far stronger characterisations, as (almost) always. Maybe leave it a few years until the film has faded from memory?

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    1. Maybe I'll shelve Atonement and consider it later. I just hope I can forget how incredibly depressing it was.

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  4. I personally loved Beautiful Disaster, but I didn't like how the rest of the series kind of all appeared to be the same story. I also really enjoyed Black Ice, but I know a lot of people had their complaints. Great list, I agree with quite a few of these. :)

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    1. I know a lot of people who love those books. They're just not really my thing. I'm probably a little harsh on them, to be fair. Thanks!

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  5. I LOVED Atonement--but can see why you wouldn't want to put yourself through that! I read the book first and loved it so of course I wanted to watch the movie, too. Not sure what I would have done if I'd done it in reverse!

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