I'm back after a brief hiatus, linking again with the Broke and the Bookish, where we are talking about books we will likely never read. While I add more books to my TBR list daily, there are thousands of books out there that I will never read, either because I've never heard of them, or they are not a genre that I typically read, etc., etc. Here is a list of books that I won't likely read.
Books that I really have zero interest in reading:
1. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk: I know he's an acquired taste. I really tried with Choke, but I just couldn't finish it. Also, I am like the only person in the world who hasn't seen the film.
2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James: Not my thing. At all.
3. The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade: Call me a prude all you want, but no. This is on Peter Ackroyd's list of books to read before you die, and I have a hope of reading most of that list before kicking the bucket, but I'm fairly certain I'll skip 120 Days of Sodom.
4. Perfume: The Story of a Murder by Patrick Süskind: I saw the movie and it was one of the most disturbing films I've ever seen. I felt like I needed a long shower after that one. I won't be touching the book with a ten foot pole!
Books that I think about reading, but probably won't read:
5. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami: Sounds fascinating, but I don't know if I'll get up the courage to dive in.
6. Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov: This book is a Soviet classic. It's also insanely long, and not that easy to find, so while it's on my list, I don't know that I'll ever actually read it.
7. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño: I read another of his books and hated it, but somehow I sort of want to read this one as it ties in. I'm a masochist.... And I'll probably never actually pick the up the book.
Series that I am not sure I'll ever commit to:
8. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin: Maybe now that I've got the Overdrive app and can read library books on my tablet, I'll commit to this, but they are just so long, and such a time commitment. Maybe if I need surgery or end up on bed rest at some point. :P
9. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon: I'm curious, but not sure if that's enough to read all those weighty tomes.
10. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare: I know *about* some of the controversy surrounding her, though not a lot since I don't follow fanfiction. Occasionally I am curious about this series, but the reviews are mixed, so I probably won't ever pick them up.
That's all she wrote! If there's anything on my list that you really think I should try (besides 50 Shades, because I know I won't), you're welcome to convince me!