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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I Read

We’ve all watched a film, or read a book, and as soon as we are done we’ve thought ‘WTF? Why on Earth did I watch/read that?’ I am particularly bad at this with TV show and films, but now and again I will read a book and just think why? Why did I read that? Why did I bother?

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Quite simply, you list the top ten of the topic prompt.

1. Crash  J G Ballard

My friend Emma was reading this for a University module, and for some reason I decided that it was a really good idea to read it along with her. It wasn’t. It was awful.

2. This Man Jodi Malpas

I was on a new-adult mindnumbing kick last year and for some reason ended up buying this on an Amazon offer. It really wasn’t good, in a genre of books that aren’t really that good.

3. Beneath This Man Jodi Malpas

For some reason, I read the second one too, which may be the worst book I have ever actually finished.

4. This Man Confessed Jodi Malpas

My brain tricked me into thinking that I couldn’t just read the first two and that I had to finish the series. I could have left it at the first two.

5. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

I read this because everybody else has read it and I wanted to say I had too. I hated it, really wasn’t for me, and I really wish I hadn’t have bothered.

6. New Moon Stephanie Meyer

I think we are all in agreement that this (relatively rubbish) series has a worst book, and that this book is it. The books are bad enough with Edward, but take him out of play…

7. Make My Wish Come True: A Christmas Romance Jade Cooper

This story is only 20/25 pages long, and I wasn’t sure I could finish it. Yep, it was that bad.

8. Bloodlines Richelle Mead

I don’t quite know if I was caught up in a series, or what happened, but I read the whole lot of these and just don’t quite believe it.

9. Nerve Jeanne Ryan

The film was great, I really enjoyed it. The book, not so much, not so much at all. It was just quite poor, one of those books that is better when it’s adapted for the screen.

10. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child J K Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

You’re probably thinking ‘But Liz, you’re a huge Potter fan, so it’s not a surprise you read this!’ The reason it’s on here is that I can’t believe I stuck through it because it is poor on paper. I have seen the play, it’s amazing, but the script written down is not quite so good.

Have you read these books? What did you think?

What books can’t you believe you’ve read?

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I Read”

  1. 2-4 had me cracking up. You just kept going didn’t you. I’ve seen similar behavior in people who read the 50 Shades series hating each book more than the last and then watch the movie. lol. I can’t think of any car crash series of my own …perhaps I’ve blanked the memory. I’m going to have to disagree with you on the Great Gatsby; granted I haven’t read it in a while but it was one of my favourite books at university…and I liked the movie too (not the newer trash one, the older one with Robert Redford, Sam Waterston, and Mia Farrow).

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    1. I just couldn’t not finish them. They were bad, but I needed to know how there could be two more, and how they were going to end. I literally think I read them to complain about them in the end. It’s not the worst thing to have blanked them out or just not read a bad series to begin with.
      It’s just not for me. I found the characters detestable (not in a good way though) and didn’t find the story engaging. It definitely left me disappointed.
      That’s the beauty of storytelling though, one person loves it and one person loathes it.


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