Each week The Broke and the Bookish will post a new Top Ten list that one or more of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
This week we are listing “‘Top Ten Books I Was “Forced'” to Read (either by teachers, friends, other bloggers, book club)” So I picked 5 with a bad or boring results and 5 with good ones.
Capital, Vol. 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Had to read this one for school. While I will grant its importance, some serious NoDoze required.
The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want
One of the very few book club picks I have ever just hated.
Heart of Darkness: A Norton Critical Edition
A high school read which I resent to this day. I will never get the hours I read this book back nor the hours I slaved over the paper I wrote on it either.
Take my eyes, rather than make me read this book. I know it is a classic in the SciFi world but I wanted to die.
Least scary horror book ever, still trying to figure out how it ended up on all of these best horror of all time lists.
With the recommendation “Best book I would never recommend anyone read” you have to read it. And yes, completely accurate recommendation.
Lonely Werewolf Girl (Kalix MacRinnalch, #1)
Would not have known about it without a book club, thank goodness for book clubs.
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
Most irreverent thing I have read. I had not laughed so hard at a book before. And now I am a Moore fan.
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell, #2)
Read this to try and make for not getting through Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell. But I am now trying that on Audio.
In the Night Garden (The Orphan’s Tales, #1)
Cannot thank the person who turned me onto Cat Vatente enough. She is a top five author.