This week's topic is
Top Ten Books I'll Never Read
I may be wrong about these. Then again, I may be right. I'll take my chances.
(I'm cheating in several instances and including "anything..." books, otherwise this list would never end.)
1) The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – I know the entire blogosphere have been raving about this, but I also know they're not for me. (Sorry.)
2) The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson – Yes, lots of people raving about this one too, but I'm not a huge fan of Scandinavian crime fiction (yes, I'm Norwegian. What's your point?). I won't be watching the movies or tv series either. (Sorry.)
3) Any Harlequin romance (or anything similar) – Yawn. (Not sorry.)
4) The updated Nancy Drew books – Nancy Drew with a mobile phone and laptop? Never.
5) Any horror books (Stephen King, I'm looking at you) – I don't see the point in voluntarily scaring the heck out of myself. (No, I don't watch horror movies either.)
6) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Let's face it. Life just isn't long enough.
7) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson – I started it once, but never got past page five before my head stopped working
8) On the Road by Jack Kerouac – Just too depressing.
9) Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler – I don't really want to know how this man's mind worked.
And while we're on the subject of struggles, here's one that thought Hitler's title was a good way to attract attention:
10) Min kamp vol. 1-6 by Karl Ove Knausgaard – This is a Norwegian author who's written a semi-fictional biography in 6 volumes which has become very popular here. Is it because he's a famous person? Nope, no one I know had even heard of him before the books were published. Is it because he has led a very interesting and inspiring life? Well, he's written two books prior to these, but other than that, not really. Is it because the descriptions of his family made them threaten to sue him and because he writes about having sex with 13-year-old girls while he was a teacher up north? You betcha.