Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today, we’re talking about books we can’t believe we’ve read. I’m not 100% sure how to interpret this, to be honest. It could be books that were so bad you can’t believe you actually read them or books that are so daunting and intimidating you can’t believe you read them.
I’m going with the first option and talking about books that were so bad I can’t believe I managed to finish them.
Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James // Yes, I actually read this book. I wanted to know what everyone was talking about and whether it was truly as bad as it seemed. And no, it wasn’t. Somehow, it was even worse. This is an unhealthy, abusive relationship and the “romantic” interest is disgusting. Honestly, disgusting things happen in this book (and I’m not even referring to the so-called BDSM in this book -which isn’t BDSM at all). AND THE WRITING. Stab me in the eye so I won’t have to see it again.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany & Jack Thorne // I’ve ranted about this one enough already. I hated it.
Tirza by Arnon Grunberg // Curse everyone who made me read this in high school. This is the reason why the majority of teenagers thinks they hate reading. It made absolutely no sense, and the ending made me incredibly mad. ALSO: this cover makes it VERY embarrassing to read in public.
Stone Cold by Olivia Rigal // This book is a hot mess. I’ve talked about it in my recent Top 5 Wednesday video on books I hated but like to discuss. I can’t believe I managed to finish this. The ‘relationship’ is garbage, and the male lead is a steaming pile of dog shit.
The List by Joanna Bolouri // Another one I can’t believe I managed to finish. I just thought that the premise of this entire book is kind of stupid. It’s about this woman who found out her boyfriend was cheating on her last year. It’s been a year since their break-up and she hasn’t come to terms with it yet. So she creates a list of 10 sexual experiences she’s always wanted to try but hasn’t yet, and gives herself one year to complete the list. It’s just… stupid. And makes me want to scream, “WHY CAN’T YOU COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER HUMANS?”
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud // This wasn’t as much of a disaster as the other books on this list, true. But after finishing this, I found myself wondering what the hell the point of this book was.
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella // This pains me, because I love Sophie Kinsella! But this premise of this was absurd and the female lead absolutely ridiculous. I ended up skipping more than half of the book because I just couldn’t read from her perspective anymore. It didn’t make any sense.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald // Woops, another unpopular opinion. I despise this book. Nothing happens. I don’t find it meaningful or interesting. I just think it’s boring.
There you go, 9 books I can’t believe I read. I need some hugs after writing this post, because thinking about these books made me mad all over again.
Have you read any of these? What did you think of them?
Which books would be on your list?