A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
1.) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
I have mentioned my dislike of this book many times on this blog, mostly because it is the reason that I started blogging more consistently. Five years after reading it I haven't looked back and that is why I am glad I read this book.
2.) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
One of my most unpopular opinions is how much I dislike this book. I am just really not a fan of Rochester and can't get behind him as romantic lead. But I am glad I read because I then debate with people about it.
3.) The Diary of a Madman by Nickolai Gogol
I think I mentioned this in a top ten Tuesday awhile ago because I sometimes brag about how I have read Gogol. But this book isn't great, it just makes me look more like an intellectual.
4.) Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister
The reason I am glad I read this book is because it was the second book by this author I read and I didn't really like either of them. They both should have been my thing but they weren't at all. It made me realize that I just don't like this author's writing style.
And another unpopular opinion. I know as a big fantasy fan I should love Tolkien. He is beloved. But I do not like his books. They are incredibly wordy and unnecessarily long. The world is great, but the plot could use some tightening up.
6.) Emma by Jane Austen
I like a lot of Jane Austen novels but I do not like this one. But I'm glad I read it because then I could be like "I've read most of Jane Austen's books aren't I cool and well-read?"
7.) A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
And another unpopular opinion. Wow, do you guys all hate me because of my opinions on these beloved books. Anyway, I am glad I read this because after not liking many Sherlock Holmes retellings I realized that it's not the retellings, I just don't like Sherlock Holmes.
8.) Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle
I am glad I read this book because this author had been on my list for awhile but after reading this one I realized I wouldn't be into her style and I could take a few lists off my TBR. Having a smaller TBR is always good for book people.
9.) Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
This book is another one where it made me realize I don't like the author's style. But this one was even more of a big deal because I know most people love Tiger Lily but I didn't. And it made me feel better because it wasn't just that book.
10.) Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
I think this is probably going to be on a good amount of lists this week. I mean this series is not great. But I'm glad I read it helped me connect with the middle school girls at the school I was working at nine years ago.
Honorable Mention: A lot of Fear Street books because they made for snarky podcast episodes.
There you have it. All the books I didn't like but am glad I read. Most of the books I hated I'm not glad I read them. But these are the ones I am. What books made your list? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!