This week’s Top 10 Tuesday theme is Top 10 Books You Lied About (Lied about reading, lied about NOT reading, lied about liking/disliking, etc.)
Hm. This might be tough.. I’m usually relatively honest with my opinions on books… Let’s see how far along the 10 I get.
- Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer <– Okay, this is a bit of column A, and a bit of column B. I read it, and (before the movies came out) at the time I liked them. I thought the character of Edward was quite enticingly written. However, I think some of that might have been me getting caught up in the hype, because now looking back on it, it’s really not THAT great. So I guess I sorta lied about how much I liked it and lied about how much I didn’t like it.. lol. Though – to be fair – I didn’t lie about what I thought of the last book, Breaking Dawn. I still hate it.
- Codex by Lev Grossman and…
- The Duchess by Amanda Foreman <– both #2 and 3 are books that I could not subject myself to finishing. I don’t even think I got past the first chapter. I often say that I always finish a book that I’ve started. #2 and 3 make me a liar to that self-made oath.
- Eragon by Christopher Paolini <– I keep saying that I’ll read this book next, that I’ll get to it as soon as I finish this book. That was years ago. I probably would like it, but for some reason I can’t get myself to actually start it.
- Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien <– I liked the trilogy, and I know it’s a classic, but a lot of it was lost on me. I probably let on that I liked it more than I actually did (or understood it!)
- Watership Down by Richard Adams <– I’ve heard this is a great book, but I hate to admit that the only reason I want to read it is because Sawyer was reading it in an episode of Lost!
- Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar <– When this series first came out (and long before the TV show was in the works), I was REALLY into it. I bought all of the books up till book 8 I think…
- The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb <– This author came highly recommended from a friend, and I gave the large book a chance. I definitely let on that I liked it more than I did. To be honest, I always get this one mixed up with his other one, I Know This Much is True. One of them I finished, the other I got through halfway before having to return it to the library.
- The Nanny Diaries by Emma Mclaughlin & Nicola Kraus <– I know I read it. I know I liked it. But I honestly can’t remember much about the actual story in this book!
- Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life by Clay Aiken <– I’m a semi-closeted Clay Aiken fan. Well, NOW I’m not as open about it.. lol.. (it HAS been 8 years) but I hate admitting how much I enjoyed his book…