Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can't Believe I Read

A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

1.) 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
I mean I'm going to assume this will be on a lot of lists today. For me, I read this book out of pure curiosity even though I don't like contemporary romances and I really don't like erotica. And this book did not change my opinion. I still don't like those things.

2.) The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Nikolai Gogol
I read this book because Rory on Gilmore Girls read Dead Souls and I wanted to read some Gogol as well. I tried Dead Souls and it was weird and slow. So was this book and I don't even like short stories.

3.) My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins et al
Speaking of short stories and contemporary romances, I read this book which combines those two things, things I don't enjoy. But this was one of my book club books and I gotta say, I kind of enjoyed it. Some stories more than others, but still.

4.) I'll Meet You There by Heather Demitrios
I did not love the first book I read from this author but this was another one of my book club books and I had heard good things. I also can't believe I read this because I don't usually read more serious contemporaries. But I actually kind of loved this book.

5.) Girl in Disguise by Greer McAllister
I didn't love the first book I read from this author even though it was a total me book. And yet I decided to read another one of her books. I had all the same problems with it. Burn me once shame on me, burn me twice and I won't read another of your books.

6.) Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper
The reason I can't believe I read this book is because I actually DNF'd it like two years before I tried to read it again. And yet I read it again. And I didn't like it anymore the second time. But I did finish it and I was wrong about what would happen.

7.) More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
I can't believe I read this book because again I don't like comtemporaries, especially ones that are more serious. Even more than that, this book involves suicide and I really don't like reading books about suicide. But this book was okay all things considered.

8.) The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
I don't really read non-fiction but everyone seems to poop their pants when it comes to Malcolm Gladwell so I picked this up at a train station once. I kind of enjoyed it. It talked about Paul Revere, and gave me further reason to not like him, and Ron Popeil.

9.) The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
So I actually can believe I read this book because I've enjoyed some Patrick Ness books that I read. But this book had aliens and like that is my biggest irrational fear. And even though I realized that partially through the book I finished it.

10.) Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Remember how I said I don't read contemporaries that are more serious. I really don't like books which involve cancer but this one seemed different enough. And I am really glad that I did because I really enjoyed it and all the other Julie Murphy books I've read.


  1. These are pretty much all new to me ones! I've seen a few around naturally, but never read any of them!

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  2. I've only read Fifty Shades of Grey but I love it, and the second book. Still need to read the last one. I'm so behind on books lately.

  3. Oh I bet Fifty Shades is on a lot of lists today! I read all of them and I have to say I didn’t mind them lol.

  4. I'll Meet You There is on my priority reading list for this year. I have been wanting to read it forever. We won a copy, but never received it, so then I was just salty, but I am over it now, and ready to read it.