Top Ten Tuesday- Never Ever

This week The Broke and the Bookish ask us for ten popular authors we've never read. Most of mine are "never have read and am never going to," but a few fall into the literary realm that I just haven't gotten around to yet.

Never Have, Never Gonna 

1. Stephanie Meyer

2. E.L. James

3. James Patterson

4. Janet Evanovich

5. Jennifer Weiner

Never Have, Need To

6. Thomas Pynchon

7. John Updike

8. David Foster Wallace

9. James Joyce

10. Kurt Vonnegut 

What about you? Things you won't touch? Things you need to [insert raunchy joke here]?


  1. James Joyce, yeah, give me another decade and maybe I'll consider adding his books to my to-read list (dunno why I'm hesitant to check out his books). Same goes for David Foster Wallace, I think.

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  2. I've read books Stephanie Meyer. I read the Twilight books before the films came out and turned all the fans in to crazies. But I will recommend The Host, completely different to Twilight and its actually really good. Sadly I've also read E.L. James. Don't think I will read anything else by her though haha.

    I don't know anyone on your list of people to read, and I don't have anyone I would stay clear of because I try to read at least one book by the author before turning my back for good. But I have a list far to long to say of authors I would most likely never pick up again haha

    Great list either way :)
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  3. As a librarian, I was curious about Meyer and E. L. James. Now I'm quite thankful to be out of the public library, clearly curiosity lead me bad, bad places.

    Weiner's on my list. Never have, never will (same goes to Limbaugh and Beck).

  4. I skipped this week, but I like splitting it up this way -- there are definitely some hyped up authors I don't have a desire to read, as well as authors I've dying to get to.

  5. Kurt Vonnegut is great. I loved Galapagos.

  6. My brother introduced me to Vonnegut's stuff a few years back, and I was surprised by how much I liked it. It's a great combination of totally normal + utterly fantastical. Slaughterhouse Five, read it.