Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! Books That Were Hard For Us To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This one was kind of difficult for us this week because it was hard trying to think of books that were really hard for both of us. But we did it.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - I loved this book, but it was extremely disturbing. It deals with sensitive subject matter and when my parents recommended it I didn't expect what I found within its pages.

Butterfly Kills by Brenda Chapman - This was another that dealt with hard subject matter; I.e. honor killings. It was very true to some of the crimes happening around the world and it was hard to comprehend that.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - Okay... I'm not saying I didn't like it. I did. I really did. But the language wasn't the easiest.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - It's only of my favorites, but I get choked up just thinking about it!

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin - It was very hard for me to accept this concept. I know it happens, but I couldn't just forgive Rachel. I couldn't.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - The subject matter broke me. Charlie was heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. I found myself stopping many times.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - Cath's dad is what did me in. With him being Bipolar and having family members who suffer from it as well, it was just hard to stomach.

The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll - I first saw the movie so I knew how graphic it would be with drug use and sex but the book took it to another level. It was gritty and real.

World After by Susan Ee - This wasn't bad and I finished it but this dystopian world was very dark and creepy. 

All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy -  Okay, I will say this, I hated this book soooo much. It felt horrible to me. And the way it was written was terrible. It was a very male driven book.

Until Next Week!


  1. I can't even imagine how hard Basketball Diaries was to read. I watched the movie and it was tough enough. I'm also scared of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I'm know it's supposed to be an amazing book but I'm scared to have those images in my head!

  2. I read Basketball Diaries when I was younger too so it was so hard. Much more gritty.