Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read:
- A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs – This is one of my all time favorite books, but it was rough. I didn’t have the worst childhood out there, but I do have daddy issues and this book is full of those. But none the less I love this author and I love this book.
- The Scorch Trials by James Dashner – So I finally finished this (which reminds me I need to update my Goodreads) but it took awhile. I though the series went in a super weird direction and I found myself putting it down often only to start back up and then put it down. Nothing against James’ writing, but the series just went places I wasn’t really into.
- Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan – I don’t have an issue with the subject matter, but the way it’s written felt like some weird science experiment to me. I actually put the book down and haven’t picked it back up since because I just really couldn’t get into it.
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – I think it was so hard to grasp this book because I was forced into working on it as my Junior year panel project because my original group for The Catcher in the Rye was too full and I was the only one nice enough to volunteer out. The story is great, but I’m sorry the writing was just so boooooooring. Granted I was 17… Maybe I should pick this one back up. Although I do read more YA in my adult life than I ever did as a teen, so I don’t know if I could ever get in the mindset of complex adult novels such as The Great Gatsby.
- The Diviners by Libba Bray – I quite recently finished this one and while I thought the concept was cool it was just so so long and I had such a hard time getting into it. I did see it through to the end, and I’m glad I did, but this is the kind of story that I would be able to connect with more on film or television.