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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Author: passionatelyperusing

I have recently joined the book community and I am enjoying it. I will be reviewing books on this blog as well as posting other bookish related posts. Most of the books I read are Young Adult but I'll try to read any genre. Let me know your opinions, but be respectful of others. Don't forget to tell people about this blog if you enjoy it!

2 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Books I can’t believe I have read (1/30/18)”

    1. 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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