Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme for the list lovers among book bloggers, created and hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. As I was saying yesterday, I’ve been reading it for some time, I love the idea, and I want to try and participate. So… here I am trying to take part in this
meme adventure for the first time! Let’s see what I can come up with.
- Reading Lolita in Teheran. I tried. I received it through BookCrossing and I even stalled it for nearly one year! (Bad crosser!) But I just couldn’t get into it.
- The Hunger Games. This is everywhere and everyone seems to be a fan, but because I always read things way later than your average book blogger, I don’t feel that bad about it. Still, I hope to get to it soon! (ETA: I’ve been looking at other participants’ posts, and it seems this one is a favorite, so I’m not the only one left who hasn’t read it yet!)
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. When this made the rounds, I had read a bit too much about the Shoah, so it didn’t appeal to me. It still doesn’t, because of that first impression. But I may change my mind sooner or later.
- Twilight series, and several other vampire-related series issued after this. I’m simply not interested. Don’t get me wrong, I always steer quite clear of any vampire book. But all these recent ones? They just sound empty to me, and while I know I cannot judge books I didn’t read, I won’t bet my time on any of those.
- Dracula. See #4 for the reason why (no vampire books for me, thank you). But this is one I’m sad about not reading.
- Auntie Mame series and Agnes Browne series. Everybody in Italy seems to be reading these two this year. But I don’t know whether to trust them and try. Ideas?
- I Love Shopping series. While I do read a chick-lit novel every once in a while (as long as I don’t have to pay for it I may even enjoy it), the titles here keep me away: I may be the only woman in the world who doesn’t love shopping…
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I’m not even sure what this is about, but at some point everyone was raving about it.
- The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian. This has been on my wishlist for ages, but somehow other books slip in first…
- And I leave this spot empty. Or rather full: of all the compulsory American literature that I didn’t read because I didn’t study in the US; of most of Shakespeare’s works; of all the YA books many of my fellow bloggers read and I don’t; and of many many more books that don’t come to mind right now…