34 Books People Refuse To Read That Will Surprise You

    "If you put a gun to my head and ordered me to read Twilight, it would still take me a couple of seconds to think it over."

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what books they will never, ever read. Here are their surprising responses.

    1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

    2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

    3. It by Stephen King

    4. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

    5. Nicholas Sparks' books

    6. John Green's books

    7. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

    8. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

    9. Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

    10. YA books

    "By this point I've pretty much written off YA books entirely, and I'm slightly annoyed by the overemphasis the media puts on telling us we MUST read books written for tweens and teenagers or be called 'elitist' for holding back...because evidently reading at one's age level is considered 'elitist' now. In a good faith effort to see what the hype is about, I've given several of them a try (at least enough to give them a skim read) and have been disappointed in every one without exception.

    And whenever someone recommends to me a YA book, I can usually think of at least one equivalent book for adults that I've liked better. I'm not saying that every single YA book is inferior, but I'm just not interested in spending the time it would take to find the good ones that may exist when I've got so many books that are more in line with my interests clamoring for attention." —Kevin Gassaway, Facebook

    11. The Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth

    12. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    13. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

    14. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

    15. The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump

    16. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

    17. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

    18. Victorian novels

    "For me, it's Victorian novels and other novels along similar lines that are written with different English. I read a couple of those books in high school (Great Expectations, for example) and it was hard to read. I love reading but those books and their writing style just make it hard to understand the plot and boring to read." —Dominecc Martin, Facebook

    19. Charles Dickens' books

    20. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

    21. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

    22. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

    23. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    24. Contemporary books

    "Basically any contemporary novel/book. I just can't be bothered with that genre. I feel like I can get everything that is in a contemporary novel and more in a fantasy novel, or a science fiction one, or a mystery or a historical fiction novel." —n48a45f676

    25. Watership Down by Richard Adams

    26. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

    27. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

    28. John Steinbeck's books

    29. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

    30. William Faulkner's books

    31. Autobiographies

    "I refuse to read autobiographies in general, just because I feel like although the person can bring unique insight on their life, their own judgment/memory can cloud some of the details or make them more biased." —thatfandomtrash

    32. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

    33. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

    34. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

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