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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Books I Disliked But Am Really Glad I Read #TopTenTuesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!

Today's topic is:

Books I Disliked/Hated But Am Really Glad I Read (maybe just for bragging rights)

There are few books that would qualify for me under this topic. I really had to wrack my brain to come up with at least one. In eight years of blogging, I have only 5 one-star books and 22 two-star books, but I can't exactly say for the majority of those that I am glad that I read them. These are the only ones, and I guess it's because they are all classics (you can click on the link to my review to see why I didn't like them):

A Clockwork Orange
by Anthony Burgess

by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
by Mary Shelley

And I had to add this one to the list, because -- hey, it's King! -- I normally really enjoy his writing but I wasn't so crazy about this one and I still haven't continued on in the series:

The Gunslinger
by Stephen King
(The Dark Tower, Book #1)

So, what books did you dislike but are glad that you read? 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've seen Frankenstein a couple of times this week. I found this a hard topic so I put a spin on it!

  2. I just Do Not get on with Classics either.
    Cora |

  3. Those covers are really cool though. Audiobooks? I'm with you on the classics, a lot of my list is made up of school-required classics that I'm glad I have for the bragging rights but didn't really like.

  4. I'm so you didn't like Carmilla. It's been on my TBR for a while.


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