Happy Tuesday! The Top Ten Theme this week is the top ten books you disliked or hated but are really glad you read, even if just for bragging rights. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and she’ll have links to a bunch of other blogs participating in the Top Ten!
Sing, Unburied, Sing wasn’t exactly enjoyable, but it was important.
Unbelievable, about a journalist’s experience on the campaign trail with Donald Trump, was exactly that. I didn’t want to believe it, but again, important that we know these things.
Dust Tracks on a Road was odd, and verified that I don’t particularly like Zora Neale Hurston’s writing.
Tears We Cannot Stop was a difficult read, but another very important one.
I didn’t like Station Eleven, but a lot of people did. I’m glad I read it so I know what people are talking about, even if I didn’t enjoy it like everyone else seems to.
The Jealousy Workbook is one I’ve talked about very briefly before, but haven’t given a full review of. It helped a lot when my husband and I started on our polyamorous journey; I had some insecurities I needed to work through, and the questions and worksheets in The Jealousy Workbook are very thought-provoking. It was difficult work and not really enjoyable, but I’m glad I did it. (More Than Two, in the picture, is also excellent, but I mostly enjoyed my time with that one.)
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret is something I read very recently for a PopSugar prompt. I’m glad I read it because everyone talks about it being a childhood classic – but reading it as an adult, at least, it felt….eh. Lackluster, really. Shallow and one-dimensional. (But it’s for kids, so I wouldn’t really expect complexity.)
I also read a Biology textbook a few years back, along with a workbook, and worked through it. I’m VERY glad I did that. I was homeschooled until eighth grade, and grew up conservative Christian, so my science education is…lacking. To put it mildly. I’ve been working on furthering my science and history education most of my adult life.
I know that’s only eight books, but that’s all I could think of! I’m looking forward to seeing other people’s lists. I might be reminded of something I missed!
I agree about Station Eleven. I liked it, but I’m not as obsessed as other people seem to be.
Right? Every time I see someone compare a book to Station Eleven while raving about it, I’m like – hmmm. Maybe I don’t want to read that!