Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #27 - Books I Was Forced To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely people at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is -

Top Ten Books I Was Forced To Read

This is both a 'everyone else is reading it so I guess I should too' list and a 'I was forced to read it' list, although the end result is the same - books that I most likely would never have picked up and liked/disliked!

Read At School & Liked

The Yellow Wall-Paper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Anne Frank: Diary Of A Young Girl

Everyone Else Is Reading It, It Must Be Good

The Knife Of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness

Dark Lover - J R Ward

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

You Absolutely Have To Read This Book, You'll Love It!

The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

Harry Potter & The Philosopher's/Sorceror's Stone - J K Rowling

I Loved This Book, Read It! Sorry, Didn't Enjoy It!

Before I Go To Sleep - S J Watson

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

What's on your list?


  1. I loved "Dark Lover" and "Harry Potter". I didn't care for "The Yellow Wallpaper" though. Great list!

    Tsuki’s TTT

  2. I've heard The Bronze Horseman is a really good book, I'll definitely have to give it a whirl soon. The Book Thief is amazing, I loved it so much. Great list!

    My Top Ten

  3. I never had to read it for school or anything, but I adored The Yellow Wallpaper when I read it. Totally scary - in more than one way!

    I also read Dark Lover because it seemed like EVERYONE was going crazy about that series. I really enjoyed it, but I never picked up any of the later books. They're on my TBR though!

  4. I admit there are a lot of books I've read because of book clubs or school assignments that I wouldn't have picked up on my own, but they turned out to be fantastic. There are also those that were terrible! I will never be a fan of Faulkner or Steinbeck. As I help my daughter struggle through IB English, I wonder why the teachers pick certain books. There are so many great books out there with all the goodies teachers love: plot, character development, symbolism, tone, etc. Why do we force mediocre on a generation that is already struggling to appreciate good literature? One of the great mysteries of life!

  5. I didn't get what all the fuss was about with Before I Go To Sleep & Gone Girl - they were both just kind of meh. I really loved The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Book Thief and HP is my favourite book series! My TTT


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