Good Books I Know I’ll Never Read

Today there was a really interesting post over on BookRiot about good books that the blogger knows she will never read. I thought it was such an honest look at reading that I wanted to share my own!

Crime and Punishment

1. Crime and Punishment  by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I know, I know. I’m a bad English major. Crime and Punishment was the first “hard book” I picked up. Maybe I tried it too early (middle school) but no matter how many times I pick it up, I just can’t get past the first few chapters.

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

2. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
This book is really one in a long line of books that I will never read for a very specific reason. Someone I know has read it and recommends it to EVERYONE. When I hear about a book too much, I’m totally turned off reading it.

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

3. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
I just don’t like Faulkner. There, I said it. I find his writing a slog and more difficult than it needs to be. After fighting my way through Absalom, Absalom! (thrice) for my college comprehensive exams, I never want to read a word of Faulkner again.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Given how much I loved Dracula, you’d think that this would be a natural pick. Unfortunately I just find it frustrating to fight through all of the modern adaptations to get to the real text (starting with the fact that people dressing up like this are dressing as Frankenstein’s MONSTER not the Doctor himself.

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