Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Why it was hard? I read this in high school, by choice, because at the time I was really into classics. Except this one. I know a lot of people love this book, so don't hate me. I just had an awful time slugging through it, and this was before I DNF'd.

The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher
Why it was hard? Well I loved this book. LOVED IT. But the emotional turmoil it cast upon my heart was awful.
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simon
Why it was hard? Again with the emotional turmoil. Seriously, tears for days.

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Why it was hard? Great book, but the subject matter was tough. If you've read this one, you know what I am talking about.

My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi PicoultWhy it was hard? Again the subject matter. I just wanted to scream at all these characters through the whole book, Just, ugh.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Why it was hard? Everything! I was curious what the fuss was about. You know that phrase? Yeah, curiosity killed the cat. Well, this killed Kelley's brain cells. No offense intended to those who loved this. Just not for me.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Why it was hard? I REALLY wanted to love this book. So bad. And I didn't. And I read the entire thing anyway hoping and hoping I'd get into it. And I just didn't.

The Stranger by Albert Camus
Why it was hard? This was an assignment for AP English Lit. I know I read it. I was passed all the quizzes and wrote the papers. But at this time I can't tell you a single characters name or a single thing that happened. All I can tell you is existentialism. 

And eight is all I have. I am pretty good at DNF'ing the books I'm not feeling now, it takes a lot to get me super emotional, and I don't read very many "tough issue" books.  But if you'd like to recommend some tear your heart out books go ahead! Love those!


  1. Yeah I heard a lot of people couldn't get into Shiver. I liked them. They weren't awe-inspiring or anything, but they were enjoyable to me at the time!

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  2. I had to read The Stranger in French class before I read it in English! Actually, our French teacher did such a good job teaching it to us that I didn't even need to read the English version. That was a bonus, because it's basically a story about a man with no emotions who kills another man because the sun got in his eyes... which is not exactly my choice for a good read.


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