Top Ten Tuesday – Hard Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books That Were Hard To Read For Various Reasons

I am going to try and not just include books that were boring as hell in this, but I suppose we shall see how I go.

1. The Hangman’s Replacement by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko – This book wins first place because I am still reading. I received this book for review (I think I won it on goodreads actually) forever ago and I havent done it yet. The start was interesting enough then it switched character perspectives and the interesting yet kind of confusing and strange plot just became dull and difficult.

2. A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – I liked the book it was just so dense it took me months to get through. Very hard read.

3. If I Should Die Before I Wake by Michelle Morris – I found this one hard to get through because of the strong/disturbing content, and the main character frustrated the hell out of me.

4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris – So so so boring. The first 5 times I tried reading this book I could not get past the first 20 pages.

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5. Deadly Lode by Randall Reneau – This was based around a lot of content that I had no knowledge or really interest in and that will always make a book hard to get through.

6. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice – This book was hard on two levels. The first 2/3 of this book were so boring but once I got past that section of it I cried my eyes out because it was so sad. I haven’t been able to continue the rest of the series yet.

7. Passion by Lauren Kate – So hard to get through. Contained 3 bits of information that was actually needed in the book that you had to get but the rest of it was just so dull. The only thing that kept me going was the hope would be better.

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8. The Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan – I have never wanted a main character to die so much in all my life. This whole series is a blow off.

9. The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket – I found this one hard because it is the book between when things finally kind of start happening and the end of what I loved so much from the first three. It didn’t bring anything new to the table at all.

10. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – Pretty much any old style book really, I find the writing style hard to get into in the beginning until I get used to it.

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So there they are, be sure to link me your TTT and if you want to pick up any of these books cause there are some good ones in there, be sure to click on my affiliate link below.



Till Next Time…

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Hard Books

  1. I know what you mean about Jane Austen’s books or any old style. They really do take a while to get used to! I haven’t read Game of Thrones because of the length of it! It really puts me off.

  2. I’ve only read Pride and Prejudice and it was so hard/weird for me to read that I don’t plan on reading any other Austen books!
    I never even got to Passion… I read Fallen and hated it so I stopped there.
    Hectic list! (Also, I adore the background image of your blog. So pretty!)

  3. I hate when I’m reading a book, hoping that it will get better, and then it doesn’t. Game of Thrones is on my TBR, I just know I’ll love it, but it’s such a daunting task I haven’t started yet. So it sits on my bookcase.

    Awesome list.

  4. Try Pride and Prejudice by Austen, it doesn’t feel “old” at all. A lot of modern books are retellings of that novel so that goes to show hoe modern the plot really is. I found P&P to be very funny! I hope you don’t give up on Austen!
    Great list!

  5. Totally agree about Game of Thrones. I got it back in April I think and I haven’t been able to get through it. I feel as if it’s one of those books that you have to be 100% devoted to in order to get through. Thanks for stopping by my post!:D

    Alexandra @ SleepsOnTables

  6. I love Game of Thrones, but I agree that it’s dense and just so looooong. I really couldn’t take the Lemony Snicket books — had to stop after the 2nd. I just couldn’t stand reading about children in peril presented as something funny.

  7. I Have a couple of those books on my shelf; Game of thrones, Sookie Stackhouse and Passion so I guess I need to prepare to be a little dissapointed. I have been avoiding reading GoT so far due to it’s legnth… Haha, Great List!

    • GoT was good, just hard to wade through. I don’t think I would have been able to do it if I hadn’t of already watched the series. I dont think I will read anymore of the Sookie books because even people who liked the first few say it goes way down hill so yeah… Rapture was far better than Passion though!

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