Another Top Ten from the Broke and the Bookish.
1-4 - The Twilight books by Stephanie Meyer. My wife adores the books. I even went to one of the movies with her. I picked up the first book, opened it up, and didn't get more than a couple of pages in before I put the thing down FOREVER. I've heard enough about these books to know that I just don't care.
5. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. So many people have told me that it is poorly written that I don't want to find out.
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Here is where I admit my prejudices. I've tried reading the influx of Scandinavian crime authors ...Arnaldur Indridason, Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum, Henning Mankell...and I just haven't really cared for ANY of them. Being of Swedish descent, you'd think I'd have some interest, but nope. I have seen the movie, and I kind of liked it. Unfortunately, though, it reinforced my belief that I just won't like this book. I don't care for serial killer stories.
7. Vanishing Point by David Markson. I read Wittgenstein's Mistress, and it was the most painful read for me in 30+ years of reading. No desire to ever read Markson again.
8-10 and beyond. I've left these for last, so I could give room for other books, and also so readers would read the rest of the post before sharpening their pitchforks. Any of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. There is one exception here (and we have all of the books - wife again), and that would be if my son asked me to read them to/with him, in which case I would gladly read the entire series. Other than that, sorry I'm just not interested.