This week, the fine folks over at The Broke and the Bookish are wanting to know (for their Top Ten Tuesday bookish meme) about the top 10 books everyone has read … except for me.
And with the exception of #5 and maybe #6, I could probably add that these are books that I am guessing I will NEVER read. I’m OK with that … although when you see some of them, I might get kicked out of the book blogging community indefinitely.
In no particular order, my Top 10 Books That Everyone Has Read But Me include:
1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Never read a single one, never saw the movies, never really had much of a desire to do so. Yeah, I know. Something is wrong with me.
2. Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer. As with Harry Potter, I’ve never read any of this series and don’t plan to.
3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (#2 in The Hunger Games series). I read The Hunger Games. I even liked The Hunger Games. But one book was enough for me.
4. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins (#3 in The Hunger Games series). Please see above.
5. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. Now this is one I will probably eventually get around to reading. It has been on my radar since it came out but given the hoopla surrounding the movie, it feels even moreso that I am the last person to read this.
6. Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden. I own this one. I just haven’t read it yet. I almost did when Carmela was reading it in bed during one episode of “The Sopranos.” (God, how I miss “The Sopranos.”)
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larsson. Same goes for all the others that follow this one. (I’m not much of a series girl, if you haven’t figured that out by now.)
8. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold. Owned it. Looked at it. Donated it. Decided subject matter was a little too intense for me.
9. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert. With all the hype on this one, it feels as if I could recite the book verbatim. Just no interest in this one.
10. Anything by Stephen King. There’s a very good chance that I might eventually read (or listen to) On Writing. But it’s a good bet that I’ll continue avoiding everything else of his. ‘Cause I don’t do horror and scary, and (correct me if I’m wrong) but I’ve heard Mr. King is kind of good at that sort of thing.
(I know this to be true because I’ve watched “Salem’s Lot” and “Misery,” the latter of which I absolutely loved.)
It’s funny, but if you peruse the links of those participating in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, many of these books show up on others’ lists too.
How about you? Have you read (or not read) any of these?
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