Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read. Now this could be for any reason. It could be intimidating, cringe-worthy, an uncomfortable subject, a controversial subject etc.
So here are mine, in no particular order…
Golden Boy– Abigail Tarttelin– This book was hard for me to read because of the subject matter. It’s heavy going and there’s some incredibly graphic scenes, but it is an absolute gem of a book and I’m SO glad I read it.
Pushing The Limits– Katie McGarry- Again, this book was hard to read because it was so intense, but I loved reading it. I love a bit of depth to my books!
Me Before You– Jojo Moyes- I wonder how many times I can put this book on a Top Ten list. I JUST LOVE IT. I can’t help it. It was hard to read because it broke my heart. *sniff*
The Bronze Horseman– Paullina Simons- This book is just SO long, but SO worth reading if you’re into historical fiction.
Forbidden– Tabitha Suzuma- Another book that was hard to read based on subject matter. This book deals with incest and it’s another heart breaker.
The Book Thief– Markus Zusak- It took me a while to get used to the narration but it’s an incredible book!
Second Chance Summer– Morgan Matson- I went into this book not expecting to like it as (sorry) I wasn’t the biggest fan of Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour. I LOVED this book though. Argh ❤ I’m so glad I persevered with the author because it’s beautiful and I’ve since enjoyed Since You’ve Been Gone.
The Casual Vacancy– J.K Rowling- This book was hard to read because I had such high expectations. Unfortunately I was disappointed by it.
Red– Alison Cherry- This book was hard to read because it was incredibly superficial. It had good heart, but I just couldn’t connect with the characters.
Thirteen Reasons Why– Jay Asher- I had a hard time with this book because I was so divided on what I thought about it. On the one hand I thought it was brilliant, but then I had some trouble with the actions of the girl who committed suicide. Hmmm… I was very mixed up about it!