“The Princess Bride” by William Goldman: I absolutely LOVE this movie and I just feel that there is no point in reading the book. This is one of those rare times when I feel that the book will not be able to live up to the movie. I mean how can you top Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya? “Hello my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
“The Yearling” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: I know I should want to read this book because I live in Florida, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was a Floridian, but I just really don’t want to. I know the plot and I’m pretty sure I know what’s going to happen at the end. I do not mean any disrespect to this fine author, but it’s just not going to happen.
“The Devil’s Intern” by Donna Hosie: Maybe it’s the fact that I am a church going person, but I don’t like books that deal with the Devil or Hell. I don’t have anything against this book or Donna Hosie in particular. I just don’t want to read books about the Devil or anything along those lines.
“Hush, Hush” by Becca Fitzpatrick: On the flip side of the coin is books about fallen angels. I have read some and I wasn’t crazy about them. There have been some exceptions (Cassandra Clare’s books), but as a whole I don’t care for books about fallen angels. Again, this is not personal against this one book or author, but rather the fallen angel books as a whole.
“Fallen Angels” by Walter Dean Myers: Despite the title, this book is not about angels. It’s actually about a young man from Harlem who joins the army instead of going to college and ends up being sent to Vietnam. I’ve never been a fan of military movies and the same applies to books. Walter Dean Myers was an amazing author, but military books are not anything I’m ever going to be interested in reading.
“A Song of Fire and Ice” by George R.R. Martin: I LOVE “Game of Thrones.” It’s appointment television in my house; my husband and I even text while watching it when we’re not both in town. But the truth is that I can’t really get on board with soooo many books, especially now that I know so much of what happens.
“American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis: I wasn’t interested in college when seemingly every other person was reading it for leisure or class, and I’m not interested in it now.
Thomas Harris’ books: I’ve seen the movies, so I just don’t think I could handle reading “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Manhunter,” “Red Dragon,” etc.
“Vampire Diaries” by L.J. Smith: I’m not really a huge vampire girl, although I do enjoy them occasionally — especially if recommended by friends. But I’m just not interested in a long series that has long been adapted into a CW show.
“The Selection” by Kiera Cass: Diana already read these, so I basically feel like I already read them. No need to ACTUALLY read them, when I already know every major plot development.