This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is “ten books I will probably never read”. That’s going to be an interesting one, because as a rule I usually try anything once…
- Anything by Marion Zimmer Bradley. I’ve read The Mists of Avalon because I had to, but especially given the abuse claims made against her, I don’t intend to read The Firebrand anymore — even though it’s about Cassandra of Troy, and I love her story. I didn’t like her Arthuriana, so I don’t think Bradley has a chance in general, even without having abused children.
- Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James. 900% not interesting to me. I have read 50 Shades of Grey, cringingly, and I have so many problems with the whole thing I can’t even begin to express them.
- All Clear, Connie Willis. I just don’t get on with this author, sorry. I tried Blackout because of a book club read, but that’s as far as I go.
- Anything else by Chuck Palahniuk. I’ve read Fight Club, but the rest of his work really doesn’t appeal.
- Anything by Niall Griffiths. Sheepshagger was disgusting but also powerful, while Dreams of Max and Ronnie was gross in a way I just couldn’t abide.
- Anything by Phillipa Gregory. I’m sorry, I’ve tried.
- The Echo, by James Smythe. Read The Explorer recently and just… nah.
- Anything by Rosalind Miles. I think I struggled through all her Guinevere books, but abandoned the Isolde books. Definitely not my thing.
- The Prodigal Mage, by Karen Miller. There were things I loved about The Innocent Mage, but ultimately the cartoon villain and predictable plotline killed this world for me. I am going to try some of her other books.
- Anything by Virginia Woolf. Dooo noooottt get on with her stuff, I’m afraid.
Anything here you particularly want to kick me for? Anything you agree with? Share away!