Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten books I Was FORCED to read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

I like this weeks's topic, I think sometimes people make you read books and this can be a good thing, I have discovered many authors this way. It can also be a bad thing, there were books I was forced to read at school that I absolutely hate today but I may not have felt that way had I been able to read them simply for pleasure. So here is my list...

1. Lord of the Flies. I had to read this book for GCSE and now I absolutely hate it. It is the only book I've thrown away, it was falling to pieces from all the highlighting and notes, but still! 

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Another teacher and massive John Green fan thrust this into my hands and said 'you must read this' and that was my discovery of John Green, awesome! 

3. Walking disaster by Jamie Maguire. I had this sitting on my shelf for ages, had to read it for a book club and really didn't like it! But as least I read it...

4. Losing it by Cora Carmack. I was given this book by the Lovely Amanda from Onemorepage and felt I had to read it for this reason. I had been wanting to read it for. While but this gave me the push that I needed. I was so glad I did and thank goodness I read it the day before Faking it was released, I was able to move straight on and carry on reading this fabulous author! 

5. S.E.C.R.E.T by L Marie Adeline. Another book club read that I totally loved. Am about to start the sequel and am very much looking forward to it! 

6. Girl Friday by Jane Green. One that was leant to me by a friend, and unfortunately, one I was an,e to finish. I just couldn't get past the content and couldn't finish it even though she had forced me to read it! 

7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Another GCSE read but one I actually enjoyed, I ended up having 3 copies of it and was glad to have the chance to read it! 

8. The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell. This book was recommended by Cesca at Novelicious and I received a proof copy of it. I so enjoyed it, I think I may have been lynched had this not Ben the case! 

9. Bad Angels by Rebecca Chance. I received this one from a bloggers event at Simon and Schuster and it sat on my shelf for a while, then I attended a special Christmas event featuring her and many other lovely authors and so I had to finish this one a little quicker. I'm gold that I did, I really enjoyed this twist on the festive novel! 

10. The Stag and Hen Weekend by Mike Gayle. Another one that I wanted to read before an event. I actually downloaded this one on audiobook and finished it shortly before arriving at the event-I found it to be a totally awesome dual narrative. 

Let me know what you think of my top ten, its always interesting when you are forced to read something, you definitely come to it from a different point of view, so I'd love to see what made your lists! 

1 comment:

  1. I didn't enjoy any of the books we had to read for my GCSEs - Tess of the D'Urbervilles and The Go-Between.