It’s been a while since I did a Top 5 Wednesday post. But I wanted to do this week’s post. Of course, I wanted to do it earlier, but I couldn’t find some free time to write it until now. The theme is Books I Will Never Read. You can see the Complete List of Wednesday-ers on the Goodreads group page.
Number 1: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
I’ve read all of the original Harry Potter books and I loved them. But I am not going to read the 8th book for several reasons. Firstly, I’ve read many reviews by people who have read it and none of them were wowed by it. Secondly, I think that there is too much hype around it just because it’s a Harry Potter book and not enough proof that it in itself is a good book. And lastly, I think that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows completed the Harry Potter series for me and anything more would be too much.
Number 2: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Claire
There are too many things wrong with this series. I honestly cannot understand why so many people love it as much as they do. I have only read the first three books and it was way too much for me. And apart from that, after the third I had really thought that there would be no more books, that the series was complete. Until the fourth book was released and I was like “What?!!! Wasn’t that a trilogy?” and my second thought: “Do I have to read the fourth book now?” The answer was no and it has remained no.
Number 3: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
I will be short. You can ask me to cut my veins and jump off a cliff, but please PLEASE don’t ask me to read this book. I beg you!
Number 4: The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
I have tried and tried and tried to read this series. But every time I said that I would read it I fell into a reading slump. It seems like someone doesn’t want me to read this series and is taking extreme measures (reading slumps) to make sure that I don’t.
Number 5: Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
My father loved this book. I didn’t want to read it. So, he tried to “force-feed” it to me. I will never read this book in my life ever. That is why the number one advice I have for any parent who wants to make their child read more is to not make them do it but to make smartly phrased suggestions. Because when someone is so insistent that you should do something, chances are that you will do everything you can to avoid it.
But most of all, Sophia (Sophie) means wisdom in Greek. In fact, the title translates to The World of Wisdom. You don’t make a 12-year-old read a book with that title. And to make matters worse the subtitle said: “A Novel on the History of Philosophy”. You definitely can’t make a 12-year-old read that. It might be the best book I could have never read, but now I never will.
And that is it for this Top 5 Wednesday post.
Now it’s your turn…
What are the top 5 books that you will never read? What are some of the reasons that would make you not want to read a book? Are you participating in this week’s Top 5 Wednesday?