Top 10 Tuesday: Books I can’t believe I have read (1/30/18)

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I haven’t read a lot of books in my lifetime. There are going to be some on here that aren’t on my Goodreads, because I did read them in high school.

  1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: Fantasy is not normally my choice of genre. When I read The Hobbit and loved it I was very surprised. It actually might make it to my top five favorite books of 2018. I’m not making any promises though. I could read a ton of great books this year.
  2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: I just decided to listen to the audio book of this one day and ended up loving it. It’s chock-full of wisdom.
  3. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: This was basically the start to my mystery addiction. I don’t read a lot even now, but in the back of my mind I am always waiting and watching for a good mystery book. I was never really interested in mystery until I decided to pick this up. Yes, it is a very straight forward book but I have to give it the credit it deserves.
  4. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin: Who would have thought that Steve Martin, banjo playing-fantastic actor-art collecting-God would ever write a book? I never really thought about it. When I read this it blew me away with how sophisticated his writing actually was. It wouldn’t be for everyone, but I totally recommend it to anyone who is interested.
  5. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: Everyone read this book as a kid and I was a little bit late to the party. 1. I was surprised that kids read this book. It had me all sorts of confused. 2. I wasn’t expecting greatness but it definitely was. It was about the only great one in the series to be honest.
  6. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King: The only reason I can’t believe I read this is because it was 700 pages long. It took the place of the longest book I have ever read. I also can’t believe I read it because it wasn’t that great, and a book that long should not be considered as “not that great.”
  7. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: It’s a fiction book that I was expecting to hate. I don’t even know why I picked it up, other than the fact that everyone raved about it. I couldn’t believe I finished it so fast. It definitely is a fantastic read.
  8. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover: Never thought I would pick up Colleen Hoover. That’s honestly all I have to say about that one. To this day I still can’t believe I read one of her books.
  9. Frankenstein  by Mary Shelley: I read this in high school and I can’t believe I actually read the whole thing. I did not like this book at all. I know it’s a favorite and a classic but it wasn’t my cup of tea.
  10. The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak: I also read this in high school. It was one of the books that surprised me because it was so good. I even read more pages than I should have in a night with scheduled reading. This book was unbelievable and unexpected. Not everyone ends up liking it, but I do recommend you pick it up at some point in your life.

I would really love to see everyone elses answers to this! Some of these were definitely a stretch for this prompt. Either way I still can’t believe that I have read all of these. I never expected myself to be a reader, but here I am. What a cheesy statement. Anyway, that’s it for this Top 10 Tuesday!

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2 comments

    • I’ve heard a lot of controversy with her novels. I get where everyone is coming from but sometimes you just need to let it go. The real world is full of situations like what’s in her book. I did enjoy it in the end haha. I’m sorry you couldn’t get through it, maybe she just isn’t the author for you.

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