Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Popular/famous books I don't plan to read

This topic from Long and Short Reviews was an unusual one since, frankly, I'll read almost anything. It's rare that a book will come up that I won't at least consider. However, I did find there were a few that I would avoid no matter what.

Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust. I did once have this on my reading list until a friend attempted it and couldn't get past the first three pages. I don't mind a challenge, but I think I'll pass.

Divine Comedy - Dante Alghieri. This is primarily because I studied part of this at university in Italian. I'm sure it's a worthwhile read but I have terrible memories of Dante.

Any Dan Brown not in the Da Vinci series. I may surprise some people when I say I don't mind Dan Brown, but only the Da Vinci books. I tried one of his others and found it to be a poor imitation of Michael Crichton.

So what do you never plan to read?

14 comments:

  1. 50 Shades. I don't read bad femsub unless I'm being paid to do so.

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    1. I have to admit I fell into the hype and did read those.

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  2. I was not a big fan of the Divine Comedy either. I've never gone back to reread it.

    My post.

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    1. Maybe one day I'll change my mind and try it again.

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  3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon ... I should have put this on my post. I've tried three times and hated it. Have a good friend who mentioned trying to read and and had the same experience. :: shrug :: ... have another very good friend who loves the series.

    I'm here: http://www.mariannearkins.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-popular-or-famous-books-i-dont-plan-to-read/.

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    1. It sounded good when I read about it, but I've never tried it.

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  4. Outlander and The Handmaid's Tale. I know, I know. I'm not popular for those choices. Oh well. Great list, though. I get it about Dan Brown. Some series grab you and some don't.

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    1. I didn't mind The Handmaid's Tale. Never watched the show though.

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  5. I like Dan Brown...am listening to Origin right now. Have not read the other two..and probably won't :-)

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  6. I skipped this week because there are very few things I won't at least TRY to read. That said, I do love Dan Brown. LOL

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  7. Sometimes writers are overhyped and when you read them you wonder what he fuss was about. I was that way with Da Vinci Code. It's climax was silly. I've liked the Outlander series, but wouldn't read the books.

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    1. Da Vinci Code was silly but somehow fun for me.

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