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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!

Today's list is:

Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read
(because of difficulty of book, subject matter, because it was cringeworthy-- however you want to interpret)

I don't think that I have ten, but here are the ones that come to mind:

1. LOST SOULS: Hands down, this is THE WORST book that I have ever read! It contained teenage prostitution, statutory rape, rape, and incest. It was just too disturbing for me to enjoy! 

2. ROOM: Despite the disburbing premise of this book, I actually really enjoyed it!  

3. THE CHAOS: I just didn't really care much for this one. I thought the sexual content was inappropriate for a Young Adult title, and I just really didn't like the protagonist.

4. BLOOD'S VOICE: This is another book where I just couldn't connect with the protagonist. The pace of the book was very slow, lots of talk but not much action!

5. ANGELA'S ASHES: The first hour of the audiobook nearly put me to sleep! Sadly, as the tragedies started to unfold, it became more interesting. I ended up enjoying the book, even though parts of it were very hard to hear.

6. A CHILD CALLED "IT": This is the most disturbing auto-biography that I have ever read. As a mom, reading about child abuse just makes me feel absolutely sick to my stomach. It's very graphic and disturbing. How someone could do these things to their own child is just unconscionable and incomprehensible!

So, what books are on your Top Ten list of difficult reads? Please let me know in the comments, or leave me a link to your blog post if you are also participating in the meme!


  1. I read Angela's Ashes based on all the hype. Once I was finished, I couldn't understand what the hype was about. I know there is a sequel, but I won't be reading it.

    1. Hi, Kim. I listened to the book on audio, read by the author. Listening to it as opposed to reading it had more of an impact on me. Were it not for all the hype, I think that I would have given up after the first hour! It was so boring!! The ending left a lot of unanswered questions, so I do want to find out what happened after he got to America. Thanks for sharing!


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