Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, a weekly meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books I Didn’t Enjoy but am Glad I Finished.

It is inevitable that there will be books that all of us read that we don’t enjoy. There are many 1* reads that I wish I had never wasted my time on but some that I am glad I tried to participated in the hype just so that I know. Still, this one is really difficult so I don’t have the full 10.

 

THE MAGICIAN KING

I actually loved The Magicians. It was dark and strange and the MC was obnoxious but I loved it. The Magician King was not anywhere near as good as the first one to me. I kind of related to Quentin in the first book but the story took him to place that I could no longer relate to but he maintained the same obnoxious person and it got to the point where I just hated him. Julia’s story was amazing and terrifying. The rest of it…nah. Still, glad I read it because I loved the first one and perhaps one day I will get around to finishing the trilogy.

DEAD ICE

I put this on the list because once upon a time I enjoyed the Anita Blake books. Like many readers however, this is no longer the case. I put Dead Ice on the list because I can be glad that I read it as it was where I finally drew the line and ceased reading Laurell K. Hamilton.

EAT PRAY LOVE

I read this one because of how much it was hyped and praised around its release. I should have known better. I hated the author so much. She was just so entitled and privileged so the entire thing just reeked of contrivance and I personally found nothing of substance in her story.

 

WARHEART

This is another book where I broke up with the author. Terry Goodkind’s books were some of my first introduction into high and adult fantasy. The quality of the books steadily declined over the years and looking back I can see that that quality was limited to begin with. Still, there is a bit of a nostalgic enjoyment to reading this series but Warheart was so bad and Goodkind’s behavior has gotten so bad, I will not be reading any  more of his work.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

My reason for being glad that I read this is purely so that I know. I read it because it was so hyped several years ago and I just wanted to know what the fuss was about. I will admit it was a very fast-paced read and that was the only thing that let me finish the series. I don’t like to talk negative about things that I have not experienced for myself so I am glad that I read it so I can join the discussions about it.

TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

What?! But Dani, you love classics! That is true. It is also the reason I can say that I am glad that I read it. But it was just soooo slow and felt like nothing ever happened that it was one of the few classics I have read that I did not enjoy at all.

Well, that is all that I have for this Top Ten Six Tuesday. What does everyone have on their list? Let me know in the comments!

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