Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top Ten Books That Were Hard for Me to Read

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top Ten Books That Were Hard for Me to Read.

Books are hard to read for many reasons. Perhaps the story line is a struggle for whatever reason. Sometimes the topic is heavy or painful. Sometimes I don't connect with the characters. Or maybe the pacing is slow. Or the book is just long in general. There's a myriad of reasons why a book can be difficult to read. Here are the ones that I've struggled through:

  1. Jane's Harmony (Jane's Melody, # 2) by Ryan Winfield - (review coming soon)
  2. Blindness by Ginger Scott - Cliches, cheesy, and annoying characters.
  3. Saving Quinton (Nova, # 2) by Jessica Sorensen - Drug addiction. Book 1 was difficult, but this book took these characters to a whole new low that was stomach churning at times.
  4. The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, # 1) by Abbi Glines - The characters, stupid decisions, and cheating.
  5. The Perfect Games (The Perfect Game, # 1) by J Sterling - Cheating, self sabotage disguised as self sacrifice, and characters making generally stupid decisions.
  6. Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken, # 3) by Courtney Coles - Almost DNF'd due to graphic content.
  7. Song of the Fireflies by JA Redmerski - I hated these characters all around.
  8. Alienated (Alienated, # 1) by Melissa Landers - Cliche.
  9. The Wager (The Bet, # 2) by Rachel Van Dyken - Cliches, repetitive story line (too similar to first book)...I have a list of about 7 issues with this one.
  10. The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, # 2) by Julie Kagawa - Extremely slow pacing.
  11. Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, # 1) by JL Bryan - This was just a really painful read for me.
  12. Entice (Need, # 3) by Carrie Jones - Also painful through and through for me.

Which books have been difficult for you to read? Let me know!


  1. I definitely struggled with Alienated. My sister-in-law really enjoyed it, but I...well I did not. At all. I totally got pulled in by the cover too. The Eternity Cure...yeah it was just really so painfully slow for me. I DNF'd the series after that one so I never read The Forever Song. But I'm glad that you enjoy seeing a different perspective. Sometimes I struggle with different perspectives, but I agree that they're needed. We're all different for a reason. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Now I'm not so sure I want to pick up Alienated. The cover's pulled me in, and I've been meaning to read it. And you didn't like The Eternity Cure?! I love that series (minus the last book). But I love seeing lists like this where someone has such a different opinion from me because I see books in different lights. And sometimes we need that perspective in order to appreciate it more...