Thursday Thirteen: Books I Have No Desire to Read

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen is a weekly meme with a simple theme: each Thursday you blog a list of 13 things. What kind of things? Any kind! Just come up with a list theme and run with it.


Brianna’s List:

  1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.
  2. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.
  3. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  4. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.
  5. Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
  6. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
  7. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
  8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
  9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
  10. The Room by Emma Donoghue.
  11. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini.
  12. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling).
  13. It by Stephen King.


J9’s List (I apologize if my choices anger readers, not my intent. Most are wildly popular books that just don't appeal to me--no judgment involved!):

  1. Twilight
  2. Hunger Games
  3. Any Sylvia Day books
  4. Never a New Adult book unless I'm tricked
  5. The Outlander series
  6. Bella Andre's books
  7. Fern Michaels books
  8. Inspirational Romance
  9. Debbie Macomber books
  10. Diana Palmer books
  11. The Flesh Cartel series by Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau
  12. Love Means series by Andrew Grey
  13. My Fair Captain by JL Langley

What books do you lack the desire to read?

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  1. FSOG the series, the Beautiful Bastards series, Twilight, Hunger Games, and any book that has a young, virginal heroine that falls in love with the billionaire (BDSM element or not) and ménage. I'm tired of being duped into thinking that ménage is going to have a HEA/HFN and its not.

    Great lists from both of you. :)


    1. The Hunger Games was really good! I want to push that trilogy on you :)

  2. I had to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley for an American Lit class I took a few semesters ago. UGH it was so hard to get through that I finally just checked out the audio from the library. It was a LITTLE easier to get through.

    My list would be all "classic" books. I won't touch those things with a ten foot pole!

    If I hadn't already read Twilight I'm not sure I would read it today. But the series did get me into reading a few years back but in my stage of reading I would not pick it up today for the 1st time.

    Hunger Games was really good but I'm not sure I would pick it up again. I'll just watch the movies to relive the story. LOL

  3. You are SO RIGHT about THE LIFE OF starts out really lovely, and then a few chapters later you realize "my God, it's going to be him and the tiger for the whole thing, isn't it?" I kept slogging through, thinking "It's won all these awards, and is 100 chapters long [not an exaggeration]--the ending's bound to be really good and redeem the whole thing, right?"


    For me, it's most of the hyped series, any menage where the men refuse to touch, inspirational romance, Nicholas Sparks and any other tearjerky thing of that ilk...oh, I know I'm forgetting a few...


  4. I am with Trix. I have no desire to read any of the Nicholas Sparks books. I have friends who love them, but that genre is not my cup of tea at all.

  5. I wish I would not have read certain books ...but what can I do ...I read them before I learned all about the stealing . Yeah I have no desire to read the cuckoo calling either :)

  6. I enjoyed both of your lists. And I agree with quite a few of the books you named! I love this feature!!

  7. I agree with quite a few books from both lists, although I have read a few from Brianna's list.

  8. I like your lists. There are books on both lists that I sighed over that you weren't going to read, but that's okay. Many times I have books that I have no desire to read, maybe because of hype, and then with enough time given I may finally pick it up. Usually I'm not disappointed. I read Life of Pi and really wish I hadn't. I do have a list for that topic!

  9. I am curious why no New Adult? Just curious.

    1. I like mature characters. New Adult issues don't capture my attention. I like characters with a lot of life on them, not ones who are just getting started. Simple personal preference!

  10. I read one Diana Palmer book and that was enough. Her heroes are unappealing. I've also not been able to get into Debbie Macomber books...just a little dry for me. And I never caught the Twilight craze.

    But, I loved Outlander and The Lovely Bones:)

  11. Some are of those books on your list are good ones to actually read, curious on why some of them are on the reject list. but Im sure if I made a list it would surprise some people too :)

  12. yeah, it's ok to read a book if you were tricked and didn't know that was in there!