Top Ten Tuesday

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's theme is Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - This book was hard for 2 reasons. First, I had a hard time following in parts. Second, the subject matter is difficult. You get attached to characters when you already know nothing good can come of it.

Infected by Scott Sigler - It was the first book by Sigler I had read, and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It was such a weird freaking book. For some reason, I still kinda liked it.

Ancestor by Scott Sigler - Talk about weird freaking books. If Infected was weird, then this one was like off the charts crazy. Again, I still liked it, in a weird way. Weird is just the only word for Sigler's books.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy - This book was hard to read because of the situation and how bleak the world felt.

The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon - This is a book about the author when he was a boy and decided to commit suicide by setting himself on fire. Then once he was on fire, he changed his mind, but the damage had already been done. The book follows the time he spent in the hospital recovering physically and emotionally. It hurt to read it, but it's so good.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - For obvious reasons, this book was hard to read, especially given my age at the time. I read this in 6th grade, and it was the first book related to the Holocaust that I read on my own. We had just finished Number the Stars, and I wanted to know more about the Holocaust, so the teacher recommended it. It is easily the book that cinched by interest in WWII, Nazi Germany, and the Holocaust. In college, I obtained a BA in History, and my focus was in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I can definitely see why some of these were hard for you to finish, especially The Burn Journals. The Diary of a Young Girl is such a difficult story and concept to understand. Great list!

-dee @The Book Curmudgeon

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