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TTT: Books/Series I Will Never Read

Hey guys, Hocks here. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic was more or less a freebie in correspondence to TTT turning ten! I chose to do a list that I’d wanted to do for some time now, and apparently was actually a TTT from pretty long ago. And that’s…books I’ll probably never read.

Now I know what people say about never saying never, but trust me, there’s like a 99% chance I won’t read any of these. (There is one exception which I mention.)

Now before I get into my list, please know that just because I won’t read these books doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to enjoy them. There’s all sorts of people in this world, and we all have our own taste in books. I just don’t feel like these books are for me.


Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

I very clearly remember everyone talking about this series nonstop when I was in middle school. It was everywhere. Even my sister read it. And I hated every moment of it. I’m one of those people who get very turned away from an over hyped book, so I told myself then I’d never read the series. I don’t really like paranormal or romance anyway, so I’ve never felt compelled to read it.


Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

This has less to do with it being a “Twilight fanfiction” and more to it being an erotic romance novel. I do not read erotica. I never will. All of the controversy that derived from the book also didn’t help.

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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

This includes Scarlett as well. My mom absolutely loves Gone with the Wind, and I knew many people who read it in high school. While I watched the film at a pretty young age, I never really got into it. The truth is, I would like to read this book, but I just don’t see myself sitting through 1,000+ pages. I’ll stick with the movie. At least it’s less than 4 hours instead of the 20+ hours it’d probably take to read the book.


The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Or basically anything by Nicholas Sparks. I can’t even make myself watch the movie. I’ve just never had interest in any of his books, and I likely never will.

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anything by Sarah Dessen

Again, like with Nicholas Sparks, I’ve never had an interest in her books, and I will likely never read them. But I don’t enjoy romance books all that much, so really that’s to be expected.


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

This is another one that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise seeing as how I don’t go out of my way to read paranormal. My sister loved these books, but what can I say? The whole vampire thing just never caught up to me.

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The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

So this is one that I could potentially be persuaded to read. These books actually don’t sound half bad, and I know so many people who love them. Most all of the BookTubers I watch, including those whose tastes usually line with mine, love these books. But I’ve just never been able to convince myself. There’s also way too many books that are connected in this world. Says the person who still reads Rick Riordan’s books. Maybe if I had of picked these up near the beginning I would be more inclined to read them.


A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin

I enjoy fantasy, and from reviews and summaries, these books sound pretty good. But the reality is, I find it difficult to read a series when I have no idea when – or if – it’ll end. Not only that, but the TV show started in 2011 and I’ve never once had a desire to watch it, not even from recommendations and clips. I feel like that says some things about my feelings towards reading the book.


Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

This is a book that became fairly popular when the Netflix movie released in 2018. I hadn’t really heard much about it prior to that, but I do like Dolly Parton and I did watch the movie. I enjoyed it well enough, but there were some things I had issues with, and this book is not something I feel I’d be able to read. Especially as someone who does sometimes struggle with weight. The movie presented descent messages I assume are also in the book, but I feel there are better books that promote body positivity.


Matched by Ally Condie

I hate to say it, but this book sounds like a knock off of The Giver by Lois Lowry. Which is a book that I have adored since I was very young. I usually like dystopian novels, but more…recent ones (yes I’m looking at you, Divergent and The Hunger Games) have made me very wary about picking them up as much. I just really don’t think I’d be able to like this one though.

This post was more fun to make than I thought it would be. There are a handful of others I could have included, but I’ll just leave it at those ten. Honestly, for anyone who knows or follows my reading habits, I don’t think many of these really came as much of a surprise.

Have you read any of these, and did you enjoy them? Are there any books that you will never read? If so, why not?

14 thoughts on “TTT: Books/Series I Will Never Read

  1. I have read the whole series of Matched, and I firmly believe that’s one of those early 2010s Young Adult books that should be left there. It will not have aged well! I think it has insta-love too. Ick.

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    1. Haha, I’m actually glad to have someone’s opinion who actually read it! I used to be interested in it from seeing it so often at thrift shops, but now I’m glad I never bothered with it.


    1. When it was popular, I felt so alone. I wish I had the internet book community during that time so I’d have known that wasn’t the case at all! I’m glad to constantly discover new people who don’t have interest in those series.


  2. There’s a 100% chance I will not read #1, #2, #6 and 99% chance I won’t read the rest either. I have seen the movie Gone with the wind and it was okay but it didn’t make me want to read the book. I’ve seen Matched around the web a lot before but I never had any urge to read it and it’s a series which frankly, I’m kind of sick of series especially dystopian, they never end well.

    Have a lovely day.

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    1. I’ve seen the books for Matched quite a lot over the years, but I actually don’t remember ever hearing anyone talk about the series. Personally, I love dystopian novels, but I do notice I tend to enjoy stand-alone or older classic dystopian novels more than the YA ones that have been popping up.


  3. I’m with you on Nicholas Sparks. I have no desire to pick up a book from him. But… I try not to say never because I don’t want to limit future me. 😉

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