Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Read

This tag hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl looked fun, so I thought I’d play along. Here are 10 books I can’t believe I’ve read:

Not all of these books are on the list in a bad way. The top 3 books: ‘The Signature of All Things,’ ’11/22/63,’ and ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ are on this list based on page number alone. Woah! I can’t believe I tackled those large books. I loved two of the three of them, but I may or may not have thrown ‘The Signature of All Things’ across the room when I finished it. I hate that book….all that work reading it and nothing ever happened!

The next four books are on here because they were outside of my comfort zone/ not my usual genre.

‘Station Eleven’ was a book club choice that I was nervous about reading… because super viruses wiping out nearly all of mankind is my biggest fear! But I read it and enjoyed it…not as much as every one else in the world seemed to, but more than I thought I would.

‘An Unseemly Wife’ was a Barnes and Noble impulse buy. I had a couple dollars left on a gift card and wanted to grab something I knew nothing about. It was so sad. I can’t believe I didn’t bail on the ending. I can’t believe I was able to sleep after finishing it. I did get it out of my house and into a donation bin the very next morning, though. I couldn’t stand it’s nearness. Not a bad book though…just too sad for me.

‘Geek Love’ was a thrift store buy. I had no idea what it was about, or that it had such a cult following. I thought it would be a nerdy romance. NOPE! I still don’t know what to think about it. I gave it to my sister in law and she had the same reaction. The weirdness of the first half of the book was enjoyable, but then the second half got really crazy.

‘Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand’ was a book club choice I can’t believe I read simply because I would never have picked up myself… but isn’t that the point of a book club sometimes?

The next three are my WTF books:

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and ‘Twilight’ are two series I enjoyed while I was reading them, but very VERY soon after had a total change of heart.

And last on my list is ‘The Haunted Vagina.’ I cannot believe I read that. It was so bizarre. This book came up as a joke in a Facebook group, but reviews of it made it sound like it was actually a worthwhile read. It is so short that I read it on one sitting, and the next day I kept thinking about it- the imagery and symbolism in it. Still, don’t think I’ll be trying any more from this author.

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