This week's theme: Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read
The hard-to-read because they were boring/annoying/frustrating
1. This is a book I'm currently reading, and it's so painful. The author is trying really hard to be scientific about the supernatural elements, but all the science is spectacularly flawed. The main character's father is in the FBI, and the MC has a ridiculously easy time hacking into all his classified information. And the dialogue is just painful. The only reason I'm still reading is because I need a "U" book for my A-Z Challenge.
2. Hoo boy, I had a lot to say about this book. Everything from the writing style to the selfish and vain MC to the really bizarre plot twists (plot holes?) bugged me. At least the ending redeemed it...kind of... (unapologetic review here).
3. This book was really hard for me to finish. Reliving the same day seven times, watching the bitchy main character attempt to redeem herself yet still manage to come off as bitchy. Oy. (full rant here)
4. This book is one I plan on giving another shot. I was bored to tears reading the first two or three chapters, so I stopped, but I feel like it's worth reading.
5. Two hundred pages in, and you haven't even gotten on the freaking boat. Moby Dick is just waaaaaaay too long and dull. It's more of a harpooning lesson or a guide for sailors than a story. I tried rereading it twice, for a total of three attempts, but I can never make it past the first few hundred pages.
Hard to read because of disturbing/difficult subject matter
6. This book was really dark and had me gagging and feeling sick so many times. Unbelievable cruelty, and not very much light at the end of the tunnel. Also, spectacularly sexist.
7. Reading about psychopaths and their gruesome murders is sickening. It's worse when what you're reading is nonfiction. Enough said.
8. All Ellen Hopkins books are difficult to read, but I think this one was the most disturbing. It also tried to cover far too many issues at once, which made it even more overwhelming and painful.
9. Reading about the main character's struggles with mental illness and depression is very difficult, and even more so when you realize it's semi-autobiographical.
10. This book is heartbreaking. I cried.