Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #13: Hard to read books

Today's Topic: 
Top Ten Books That Were 
Hard For Me To Read

Today I'm going to be talking about books that I just could not get through. While this can happen for a number of reasons and I'm not going to try to narrow it down. As always, here they are in alphabetical order!

A.I. Apocalypse by William Hertling
This book was on Amazon for free (or maybe $0.99) and I was super excited by the description. Ever since my first college philosophy course I've been fascinated by the possibility of AI taking over. Well, this book was not what I wanted. It was way too technical and I found myself skipping entire pages.

[my review
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
I'm going to have some unpopular opinions on this post and this is one of them. This was my intro to New Adult and I was honestly disgusted by the relationship by Abby and Travis. Travis was not sexy or whatever - he was an abusive psycho. 
Cats, Scarves and Liars by Kathryn White
This was one of those situations where I just took a chance. Honestly, I am the worst ever about judging a book by its cover and I was, unfortunately, right about this one. It was described as "quirky," but it was really just off.

[my review]
The Dark Side of Disney by Leonard Kinsey
I am a Disney fanatic. If you don't know that about me by now, we don't know each other well enough. I was really stoked to get my hands on this book because it's really different. It ended up being too different for me. I'm kind of a Disney purist and the things Kinsey and Co. did in this book made me cringe. 
Feed by Mira Grant
I'm sure this is another of the unpopular opinions, but this book... no. I love a good zombie book. Like, SO much! But this was a book about the future of politics. There just happened to be some zombies. The relationships between the characters were also really weird.

[my review]
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
This book was on my shelf for literally two years before I finally got around to picking it up. It gets rave reviews and I just KNEW I'd love it. But then I started trying to read it. House of Leaves is so all over the place. I know it does it on purpose, but I just did not like it. At all.

[my review]
Land of Lincoln by Andrew Ferguson
I don't even have much to say about this book. I was forced to read it for school and I just could not get into it. I honestly would have preferred a plain ol' biography. That wasn't really an option for the public history class though.

[my review]
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
This author writes a lot of great stuff, from what I hear. I even have a ton of her other stuff on my TBR list. I just... couldn't. This is another case of asshole-boyfriend (excuse my french). I just cannot handle these men and I don't get why everyone else is swooning over them.

[my review]
Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua
This was another school read from my first semester at UNC. It was an extra credit assignment for an Intro to Judaism course and I picked it because it was the most recent and the only fiction title we could choose from. Unfortunately it was just really slow. I am planning on posting a review at some point... 
Year Zero by Rob Reid
This was the very first First Reads title I ever won on Goodreads. It turned out to be really weird. I don't usually like humor in fiction. Not like, I don't like when a character laughs, but this book was trying to be The Hitchhiker's Guide and it just wasn't.

[my review]

I'm still hoping for more votes for the poll on the left! I'm going on vacation THIS MORNING and I'd love to post my Disney World trip report if anyone wants to read it! 

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish -  a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. Click here to get involved!

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