Top Ten Bad Romances

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 a love freebie. You know why~
Not to dampen your mood or anything…I chose Top Ten Bad Romances for my topic. Probably I should have gone with like top ten literary kisses or something…

1.Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
We all knew it was doomed. Did we still read it? Yes we did.
Did we suffer and cry and read the sequel just because we could not let go. Yes we did.
Do we have this weird desire to read the third book. Yes we do.
Why do we do this to ourselves…

2. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Rhett and Scarlett. Or mostly Scarlett. Scarlett is just something else. Despite my denial, this is pretty epic.

3. Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo
Hugo got this. It’s like…madness. Everyone loves the wrong people and they all end up alone. If they’re lucky. And poor girl is 16 in original version. I’ll just stick to Disney version thank you very much.

4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Eponine ❤ Marius ❤Cosette. Let me tell you. It does not play well for poor Eponine.

“Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead. –I shall feel it.”
She dropped her head again on Marius’ knees, and her eyelids closed. He thought the poor soul had departed. Eponine remained motionless. All at once, at the very moment when Marius fancied her asleep forever, she slowly opened her eyes in which appeared the sombre profundity of death, and said to him in a tone whose sweetness seemed already to proceed from another world:–
“And by the way, Monsieur Marius, I believe that I was a little bit in love with you.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

5. Anna Karenina by Lev Tolstoy
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
…Unhappy indeed.

6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
We all knew it was doomed.. Did we still read it? Yes we did.
Those who haven’t read this, don’t.

7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Seriously so much epic level of shit happens to our favorite characters, to our favorite couple (not so much to everyone else) and we still adore this series??

8. Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
Maybe romance is the wrong word for it. Obsession more like.

“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

9. Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Do not fall in love with the lion. I repeat. Do not… …oh…okay. Oh you poor lamb. Damn it all then.

10. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
When it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work…And the number of miscarriages. I was traumatized by those.

What books do you think had horrible romances?
Happy TTT! & Happy valentines sweethearts :)

*Rah rah ah-ah-ah! Ro mah ro-mah-mah Gaga oh-la-la! playing in the distance*

Books I Can’t Believe I Read

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)…
3. 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…

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What books can’t you believe you’ve read? Have you read any of these? Thoughts?
Happy TTT! :)