Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Will Probably End Up Not Reading

It’s a freebie week for Top Ten Tuesday! And I thought I’d choose a fun but disheartening topic for me. For those who don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the amazing That Artsy Reader Girl.

Okay, Here we go!

WAR AND PEACE : I want to read it. I really do. But I don’t foresee myself picking it up anytime in the near or far future.

Crime And Punishment : I am so fascinated by the premise of this book! But I’m kind of not ready for delving into the raw investigation of the human psyche and morality. But I’ll be honest. This is the book that I want to read the most from this whole list.

The Iliad : I think I’d like to want to read this book. Therein, my friend, lies the dilemma.

Frankenstein : I’m intrigued by this story, not so much by the horror aspect to it.


The Great Gatsby : Funnily, I wanted to read this book a lot more until I happened to watch the movie. Now, I want to read the book just to experience the writing style of the author. But the story? Not so much.

Animal Farm : I know I’ll have my mind blown from this book. I don’t know why I haven’t yet read this book.


Gone Girl : I like to think I’ll read this someday. But I don’t know when.

Fight Club: I think I’m waiting to watch the movie first?

The Handmaid’s tale : I really need to read this book and watch the adaptation. Sadly and for some unknown reason, I haven’t been able to do either.

Les Misérables: I’m really embarrassed about still not having read this amazing book.

Honestly speaking, I’m embarrassed about having not read most of these books. How about a challenge? Nothing motivates me to read a book like people personally recommending it to me. Give me reasons to start these books!

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Will Probably End Up Not Reading

    • Than you so much! I’m glad that Frankenstein doesn’t have a lot of horror on it. I’ve been seeing a lot of positive comments on this book. Makes me feel less unsure about the book. Hah! I’m still in denial over a lot of more book too. I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with me! 😂

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  1. Most of these books I would like to have read, but actually reading them… Probably never gonna happen haha. I did really like Gone Girl, although it was probably my least favorite from Gillian Flynn, Dark Places and Sharp Objects are amazing thrillers!


    • Thank you! How I wish I would end up reading these, though. I’m really getting a lot of encouragement to read Frankenstein. That makes me so happy!

      Gone girl, though? It’s not easy to make myself start a book whose ending I know to be a letdown.


  2. I’m the same with The Handmaid’s Tale. I want to read it so badly but whenever I have time I know I’m not completely in the mood for it ughhlsdkjf. Loved this post!
    Here’s my TTT!

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    • I can relate so well! I can never find myself in the mood for something as serious as Handmaid’s Tale. I feel like it would be a rough read for me, based on my what friends have gas to say about it

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  3. I have been in the same boat with the Handmaid’s Tale for a few years now, I have a copy on my e-reader but it never gets read. Crime and Punishment is a wonderful book though, very dark but very readable, but yes, the darker side of the human psyche gets well and truly exposed.

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    • I can relate. Sometimes it can be as simple as just opening a book that evades us! I really genuinely want to read Crime and Punishment, though. Fingers crossed that I can do that! 🙂


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