Top Ten Tuesday: I Can’t Believe I Read That!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week’s topic is Books I Can’t Believe I Read. Since I read all the time, and a lot of the time I just pick up books that seem interesting without hearing anything about them/reading reviews, there’s a lot of these.

1. Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauly: This entire book was just a high school girl who acted like she was 12 whining about being a vampire. And the vampires in this book were even more pathetic than in Twilight. 

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2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens: It’s not that I can’t believe I read this. I’m straight up amazed that I did it. It was assigned reading for freshmen in high school and pretty much impossible to get through. And the only good part was the last chapter…sigh.

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3. The Devouring by Simon Holt: I don’t read horror. Or watch horror movies. I’m a sunshine daisies kind of girl who is far too easily scared. Of course me being me, I was halfway through this book before I realized it was horror and by then I just had to finish it. A very scary experience.

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4. Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad: This felt like fan fiction I would write when I was twelve. It made no sense, had superficial, silly characters, and had me wondering how did this even get published?

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5. Die For Me by Amy Plum: This literally felt like knockoff Twilight. If you’re going to go for a superficial paranormal romance, might as well just read the original. I was enticed by the gorgeous cover and that was the end for me.

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6. Elixir by Hillary Duff: My problem with this book is that the plot was pretty much exactly the same as The Immortals by Alyson Noel. And I didn’t realize that when I read this literally right after finishing the latter. And the actual writing is much, much worse. So I felt like I read the same story only written extremely poorly.

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7. Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter: I feel like this book could have been really good with all the paranormal creatures. But it turned into a completely romance dominated book where the selfish protagonist spent the entire time leading on two guys.

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8. Great by Sarah Benincasa: This is a horrible retelling of The Great Gatsby. Gatsby is a straight up masterpiece. One of my favorite classics of all time. This book felt like it was laughing at the original. It just couldn’t compare at all.

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9. Twilight: It’s not so much that I can’t believe I read it as it is I can’t believe I liked it! Going back and skimming through it…does Bella do anything besides be clumsy and talk about how hot Edward is in the entire thing?

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10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle: This was a good book! I can’t believe I read it when I was so young (early elementary school, I believe). It took me forever to get through because I didn’t understand half of it (Kid Kay: what’s a mitochondria? Old Kay: The powerhouse of the cell), and I’m high key proud.

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Thanks so much for reading and comment below if you did TTT as well so we can compare lists!


31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: I Can’t Believe I Read That!

    1. Ahh I am not alone! I read it for about four chapters becuase​ I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and then threw it (the only book I have ever thrown) when she dreamed about Edward, or whatever his name is.

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  1. I remember reading Sucks to Be Me and laughing at how ridiculous it was. And I agree about Twilight – I did enjoy it, despite some of the more silly aspects. Was highly disappointed with New Moon.

    YES! Someone else who read A Wrinkle in Time in elementary school! It’s one of those books I need to go back and re-read now that I understand science. 😀

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  2. So many “Twilight” inspired books out there hey, I guess everyone wanted to jump on the wagon!! So I absolutely LOVED Twilight when it came out. I was obsessed…I kept re-reading and I just thought it was amazing. I then moved on and read better books and then went back to it, realising that it is problematic and TERRIBLY written. We were all sucked in hahaha!! I also didn’t know Hilary Duff wrote a book, I learnt something today!! Great post!!

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