Tuesday 30 September 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Hard To Read Books

Hosted By: The Broke and The Bookish
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish, where we list our top ten according to a topic of the week. I'm actually not participating in this weekly, only because I know that for some of the topics I really can't come up with a list of ten. For future topics though, check them out here.

Top Ten Books I Found Hard To Read

1. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R. R Martin 
2. The Hobbit by J R. R Tolkein 
These two were more because they were dense and required a lot more concentration. I'm not a massive fantasy reader so it really did take some time to get use to. 

3. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
I had some expectations for this because I really liked the movie, but I found the novel to be a bit slow.

4. Dead Lovely by Helen Fitzgerald 
This started off really well but all of a sudden it changed pace and the plot twist was absolutely ridiculous and freaky. I was so creeped out by the end and I literally kept asking "what is going on?"

5. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L James 
Two things - 1) the content (which has forever scarred me) and 2) the writing; I could not stop laughing at it.

6. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
I found this dry and bit of a bore after awhile, but it's more because I couldn't connect with the meaning of the story and the characters.

7. Broken by Shy Keenan
This is an exceptional true story of child abuse but it's contents really made me uncomfortable. 

8. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The first half was a drag, I really had to push through to get to the second half. I feel like I'm the only person who found this hard to read though. 

9. Passion by Lauren Kate
10. Burial by Neil Cross 
Both of these are actually DNFs with the first just being utterly cheesy and the second really, really disturbing.

What's Your Top Ten?

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