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Books I Can’t Believe I Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is for books I can’t believe I’ve read, and… here they are five entries for mine:

1. All of Lang Leav’s books, with the exception of Sad Girls and Sea of Strangers.
It’s like spending hours reading the facebook statuses of a(n imaginary) 12-year-old cousin.

2. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
I know a lot of people love this classic, but I am not one of them.

3. The Twilight Saga.
I actually sort of enjoyed them while reading, I’m not going to lie. But every time I think back on the books…

4. The Da Vinci Code.
The only reason I can’t believe I read this is because it is so very NOT the sort of book I usually read and enjoy. And I’m not the kind of reader who’d be curious about a book just because it’s popular, either. And yet – I read it, and I kind of thought it was okay!

5. Oh so many BL manga
Some of the ones I’ve read are pretty okay. Maybe even good. But many made me regret spending time on them.


11 thoughts on “Books I Can’t Believe I Read

  1. I’m re-reading the Twilight series (a book a month) for a book club I do with my friend, and she wanted to read them because 10 years ago we re-read the series before Breaking Dawn released… and while I once loved it, I’m definitely not digging it as much now. Also, I’ve tried with Dan Brown, but I am not a fan of his books.


  2. I really love reading Twilight just for pure entertainment, but I understand why some people dislike them. I just think of it as pure enjoyment. There’s not necessarily anything deep that I expect to learn from them.


  3. I think the The Twilight Saga phenomenon is extremely funny! Most of us report to have enjoyed it a lot when we read them and somehow we can’t believe we did now years later. In my case I can’t believe I stuck to the entire series even though I was rolling my eyes at the all-controlling all-dependant romance Edward and Bella had. And the sparkling LOL that got to me too! BUT I have to say I did like the rest of the story the world build around the vampires, the Volturi etc.


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