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May 5: Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read.
I left this list a little short, but it could be easily filled with the memoirs of celebrities famous for being famous, or stories about serial killers, or any number of political books.
1. The Da Vinci Code; Dan Brown. I just don’t get this book, and have no desire to.
2. Eat Pray Love; Elizabeth Gilbert. Some people like this book, but it doesn’t seem to be my kind of thing.
3. Fifty Shades of Grey; E.L. James. Everything I’ve heard says this is a poorly written book, with wooden characters and an abusive relationship. Pass.
4. A Game of Thrones; George R. R. Martin. I have heard too much of how he likes to torture his reads to take this risk.
5. Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and their Assault on America; Ann Coulter. I sincerely hope, whatever your politics, that you stay away from the books that bash a group of people–no matter who wrote them
6. I Want to Tell You; O.J. Simpson. Why? Just… why?
7. Lolita; Vladimir Nabokov. I started this book, but I will never get back to it.
8. Ulysses; James Joyce. I tried, but I’m not sure the pages I read even counted as being really read. I think it killed brain cells.