Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
The topic for this week is: Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read (because difficult of book, subject matter, because it was cringeworthy– however you want to interpret)
Here are my ten:
It’s long. It’s intimidating because of the hype, the sheer length and the at times controversial and uncomfortable subject matter. I ador the show but it took me longer than I’d like to admit to finish reading this first book. I haven’t even started on book two!
It’s long. And it’s amazing. My review for this book will be up next week and I’m so glad for the chance to read it because this is fantasy at its best. But it was hard for me to read because I was slightly scared it was going to be over my head because I read shockingly few books which are aimed at adults.
I wonder if I’m the only one who finds classic books hard to read. I started reading P&P when I was 13 and it took me almost a decade to finish it. I just didn’t get it and found the language annoying. Now I can appreciate the language and story a lot more and count it as one of my favourite books but it was so hard for me to get there.
Nearly gave up on this one a dozen times. It was hard for me to read because of the subject content. I don’t like books with cheating/adulterous relationships in them. (my review)
These three were all difficult to read because I didn’t want them to end. There was a part of me trying to draw it out but at the same time NEEDED to know what was going to happen next.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I had wanted to read this book since I first joined goodreads (Sept’ 2010) and then spent the next year trying to find a copy. I didn’t realize it had a different name here until after I had bought a copy online… And once I started to read it, I never actually finished it. I love romance books featuring Scottish Highlanders (one of my guilty pleasures) but this one didn’t work for me. My copy sits on my bedside table waiting for me to finally get around to finishing it because I want to know what happens but can’t bring myself to pick it up again,
Rich Kids of Instagram – One of those books where I didn’t connect with any of the characters and found the story to be slightly irritating. (my review)
Looking for Alaska by John Green – Books with hype are books I always find hard to read. I spend 90% of this books trying to work out why everyone raved about it. (my review)
Which books have you found hard to read? Any we have in common? Are there any books you’ve found so hard to read that you haven’t even started them? Feel free to leave a comment 🙂 Happy Tuesday!