Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, I list ten answers that correlate to the topic question. This week’s topic is centered around books I disliked/hated but I’m really glad I read them.
The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling
This book just didn’t do it for me, but I’m glad I read it because heck, it’s J. K. Rowling. Her current series is fantastic!
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
I just didn’t like this book, and it kind of broke my heart. But I’m glad I read it because it first opened my eyes to the oppression of women in other cultures.
The Kill Order by James Dashner
All this book did was explain the history of The Flare, that’s it. And it added more questions and plot holes to the mix. It took me three attempts to actually finish.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Why does this book exist??? I feel this was supposed to be similar to The Fault in Our Stars, but it came off as flat, inconsiderate, and just plan stupid. But I’m glad I read it because it shows two different responses to a friend’s death.
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
This is a book I really wanted to like, but I just didn’t. I don’t have anything to say about it. It was my first book that I read where it didn’t take me places, it didn’t excite me, it was just a leisurely stroll through the story.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
This book is about a spoiled brat who wants to do his own thing. But I’m glad to know his story and journey; and I know how not to survive in the wild and that it is perfectly acceptable to live off of just rice.
The Little French Bistro by Nina George
Her books are so pretty and they have so much potential, yet they are empty and fall flat on their face. It might be that there is something lost in translation, I don’t know. I enjoyed The Little Paris Bookshop better than this one. But the insta love isn’t believable to me.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This is another book that didn’t really go anywhere. And I feel it brought the wrong message to readers about suicide.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
This book was fun! But it was really drawn out and the ending was terrible. You can’t argue with a gnome king as a character.
The Girls by Emma Cline
This was my first experience with ‘the book of the summer’ (hopefully this summer’s book won’t be a disappointment). It was disappointing. I think the wrong POV was taken and it would have been interesting to be more on the inside of Mason’s group.