TOP TEN TUESDAY
January 30th, 2018
Reading moments are full of all sorts of books and there are still some books I can’t believe I read, finished, or had on my TBR for any number of reasons. This was an interesting topic and kind of hard to choose but I loved coming up with books for this theme and the reasons why!
OATHBRINGER by Brandon Sanderson
OATHBRINGER is the longest book I’ve ever reading, coming in at 1243 pages (55+ hours of audiobook). It actually didn’t feel super long since I was enjoying it but I’m kind of in shock a little bit that I read such a huge book!
A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
I’ve been super iffy about Victoria Schwab for a number of reasons that range from personal to writing styles to over-hype, but I did read A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC and I actually really enjoyed it! I think it’s the strongest book in this series so I was kind of bummed that it lost steam rolling through the second and third books but I surprised myself with this one.
LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
After stumbling through all of his other books, I pretty much said no to any more John Green books ever again. I don’t hate them but I really don’t enjoy them. I read LOOKING FOR ALASKA on a recommendation from some close friends and it probably meant more to them than it did to me, but again, not awful. I just didn’t connect the way most people do!
WIRES AND NERVE by Marissa Meyer
I knew I would read WIRES AND NERVE because it’s The Lunar Chronicles but it was my first graphic novel! I didn’t really have many intentions of reading a graphic novel before this but it was so much fun!
THE GOOSE GIRL by Shannon Hale
I can’t believe I read this book because well… I kind of didn’t. We read it as a group read and it’s one of Amy’s favorite books ever and I’m surprised she didn’t dump me because I really didn’t get along with it at all. I didn’t connect and ended up skimming a lot… Oops.
BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent
This was another group read that I’m actually glad I read but I would have NEVER read it on my own. I still didn’t love it but was proud that I actually read some historical fiction that wasn’t YA and didn’t have fantasty or paranormal elements in it haha! It’s totally not my thing but I actually was interested despite feeling detached.
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie
Why is this so unbelievable? Because I read it in Spanish… and not for school. I wanted to keep practicing my Spanish after college so I wanted to try something “easy” and apparently this was my choice! It was fun though!
WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau
I did read this one for school, English class in high school, and it was without a doubt the most boring thing I’ve ever read. Even more so than books I’ve gotten angry at — ask me what my most hated book is ever and I’ll tell you it was one of the two books I read by Thoreau. I’m still angry about how boring it was and it’s probably the only book I’ve ever given one star to. Even books I haven’t liked have still earned two.
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS by George R. R. Martin
Did I really read this whole series or was it all a dream? I can’t believe it’s already been like four years. I won’t bring up the wait for book six. Oops I just did.
NOBODY BUT US by Kristin Halbrook
If this hadn’t been a group read and it wasn’t so short, I would not have finished it. I’ve left a lot of stuff hanging and this should have been one of them… but alas, we finished it for the sake of our group read!