terça-feira, 30 de setembro de 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays: books that were hard for us to read for various reasons

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is: books that were hard for me to read for various reasons.

1. Generation X by Douglas Coupland
I was offered this book by a British couple I'm friends with and therefore I tried really hard to read it but I just couldn't. The characters were so much older than I was and the book mentioned a lot of problems I was not familiar with as they were problem's of an older generation I just didn't identify with.

2. Um Fio de Fumo ao Fim do Mar by Alice Vieira
This was the first book I was unable to finish/had a hard time reading. It was a long time ago, I was quite young and at the moment I already forgot why I didn't like it. I think I found the story uninsteresting.

3. 1984 by George Orwell
A friend lent me this book and told it was his favourite. I made such a huge effort to read it but I guess it just didn't appeal to me in any way... Which is weird becuase I enjoy Farenheit 451 and I've been told they are pretty similar...

4. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
This was my must recent addition to my "unable-to-finish" shelf one goodreads. I thought I would really enjoy this series but it took me 3 DAYS TO READ 10 PAGES! I felt like I was reading wihtout actually enjoying what I was reading so I stopped. I have a lot of others books I could use that time to read so I moved on my tbr list.

5. Memorial do Convento by José Saramago
This is portuguese book both me and Isabel had to read during our senior year in high school. She finished it, I never did. I got one third of the book read and was already so tired of the writting style that I thought to myself "You can manage the finals without reading this boring piece of a book" and luckily I did!

6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I read The Great Gastby after watching the movie. Big mistake. I was so impressed with the movie that I found the book quite boring comparatively.

7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
It took me quite a while to finish this book, but just because I found it to be very intense. I enjoyed it an awful lot, so much that this is probably my favourite classic!

8. Os Maias by Eça de Queirós
Another boring book for school.

9. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
I really love Alice but I guess I was in a reading slump at the time and it took me more time to read this book.

10.... and I guess I'll save the 10th place to some next book that takes me a long time reading because right now I can't think of any other book that put me in that situation.

What about you? Which books did you find hard to read? Tell us all in the comments' section below!

4 comentários:

  1. I read Gatsby in high school. Wasn't a fave of mine. Really never could get into classics. Although I did read the second Alice in Wonderland book. I think as a kid, so I liked it! Definitely different after having watched the Disney one a 100 times!

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    1. I agree 100%! I expected something quite different from that second book!

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