Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s topic is: Books I Can’t Believe I Read…This should be fun. Interestingly, I have rated some of these books as high as 3 stars (what’s wrong with me).
1.Pride and Prejudice aka no plot and lots of manners by Jane Austen : As Mark Twain beautifully put it: “I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can’t conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.” I, unfortunately, feel the same way.
2. Sheepshagger by Niall Griffiths : Too disturbing. Especially the sheep shagging part(s)…
Unnecessary Fifty Shades of too much Grey and the rest of it by E.L. James : This would have been great as unknown internet fanfiction, not an international bestseller.
4.The Chronicles of Blarnia by
Aslan hater Michael Gerber : This is a book for people who hate Narnia…but no one hates it. So this is a big problem of a book. Oh and the author also hates Harry Potter and Downtown Abbey. I just can’t.
5. The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq: Basically sex is the only meaning of life and we hear this from a man named Daniel who clones himself like 20 times . Then it’s supposed to be science fiction and that should be exciting but it’s not. I’ve never read anything more boring.
6. The Interpretation of Dreams
and how everything is about sex by Sigmund Freud: How basically every dream has a sexual interpretation… I think gypsies nailed explaining dreams way better.
7. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman: It feels like a 600-pages long rant about nothing. “Resist much, obey little.” How does this make any sense? The most annoying part about Leaves of Grass is that it theoretically could be good. But there’s no comparing this with Sylvia Plath…
8. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan : Imagine watching a movie on super slow-motion. Like 0,25 of the normal speed. That’s how I felt about this book. I think I missed the plot because of that slowness too. Does it get better?
9. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell : “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn“. Also can I just slap Scarlett because she was so annoying.
10. On the Road by Jack Kerouac: Lacking meaning. Makes not want to go on a road trip…
What books can’t you believe you’ve read? Have you read any of these? Thoughts?
Happy TTT! :)