Oct 15, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday -- Top Ten Books I Was "Forced" to Read

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I am sure a lot of us will have a decent amount of these the same! I can't wait to see how many do!

Top Ten Books I Was "Forced" to Read



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1. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer -- My cousin used to get nightmares when she was younger. When she was 16 she stayed the night at my house for the weekend. We both loved to read, so we went to the bookstore. There she told me she really wanted to read Twilight but her mom wouldn't let her. Since her mom was my Aunt, I decided to call her up and ask her if it was okay if I bought them for her, and if my cousin, Ashleigh, had nightmares from it, she could call me no matter what time it was and she could talk to me and not end up waking her up. She agreed. Might I say here, that her mom only knew they had vampires in it, but didn't know it wasn't the scary kind. My cousin devoured all 4 books in a matter of days and begged me for over a month to read them. I wasn't really sure about vampires myself, I was used to reading contemporary only, so I didn't really want to. But I finally caved in. I then did what she did and devoured all of them in a matter of about 4 days. I bought the first book only and ended up having to run out and grab the other 3.

2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James -- This weirdly enough was forced by another Aunt of mine and my Mommy. The above story was my Aunt from my Dad's side of the family, the Aunt in this story is from my Mom's side of the family. My Aunt Debbie is like me in a lot of ways. We are both quite and love to read. She heard about these books from a friend and read them. She then went to tell my mom about them. I need to say here that I have NEVER seen my mom read a book. I used to try to get her to read anything but she hated reading. My aunt talked me into buying the books though and I told my mom to just peek at it and she could buy them if she wanted to. Lets just say she stole the books from me and devoured all of them in 2 days, seriously 2 DAYS! We were all shocked she liked them. I didn't even get to read them until she was done with a book, then I picked it up and tried em. My mom has since bought a Kindle Fire and has devoured a lot more of the Erotica style books. She will kill me for writing this, but since she was single at the time she could read all she wanted, she had nothing else to do. She bought the Kindle though because she didn't want to be seen reading or buying those types of books. She liked the privacy for her Kindle. But between her and my Aunt, I had to read them myself and I loved them!

3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green -- Don't worry this doesn't have a super long story. This was the number one book though that all my blogger friends told me I needed to read. It definitely didn't sound like anything I wanted to read but I picked it up and gave it a chance. I have never cried over a book so much in my life.

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4. Animal Farm by George Orwell -- I only liked this book because I liked following the animals, not the political back story it had.

5. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls -- I LOVED this book when I was little. I even just bought it again recently so I can re-read it and hope I love it just as much.

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6. The Giver by Lois Lowry -- I sadly don't remember much of this book other than it was on an island, and I remember coconuts for some reason though I don't remember if there really was any in the story.

7. Night by Elie Wiesel -- This is gonna make me sound horrible but I really enjoyed this book. I know it was a small book, but I didn't read much in high school. So when I actually wanted to sit down and read this whole book in one sitting I was surprised.

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8. Lord of the Flies by William Golding -- I didn't like this book too much. I thought it was pretty long and boring. I need to give it another shot though now that I'm not so young.

9. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins -- College actually made me re-read this. I already read it years before. It was just funny to see it on the reading list. So I re-read the whole book for the class to make sure I got all the fine details out of the book for my paper I had to write.

10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee -- I didn't like this book at all. I ended up giving up half way in and got my mom to rent me the movie just so I could see how it ended so I wouldn't fail the test. I know, I'm a horrible person.


Well, that's my list for the week! Hope you all enjoy!
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  1. I love that your college made you read Hunger Games. That's amazing. I remember not liking To Kill A Mockingbird but I want to go back and try it again. For the most part your required reads doesn't sound awful <3

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  2. This is a really great list! I've been wanting to read the Fault in our Stars forever and I've heard many people cried over it too! Though I don't go into a book wanting to cry, I come out of it knowing it was a great book that I really connected with, so I definitely need to read it :) I loved the Giver and reread within the last year because I couldn't remember what all happened. Its definitely on my list of great books - plus its relatively short, so you can get it done in one sitting!

  3. Hahhaa I love your long stories! I have to say I don't particularly remember any coconuts in The Giver hahahahah but it's one of the best books I came across as a kid. And Where the Red Fern Grows seriously scarred me for life. I bawled my eyes out and promptly refused to read any stories that involved animals dying, regardless of whether it was required reading for school!

  4. I found out my aunt loved "Fifty Shades" and I was like 'Really?'. She just didn't seem the type. Then I had to explain to her it was a trilogy. Yeah, she didn't know that. Great list!

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  5. Oh wow! You had to read Hunger Games?! That's awesome! I remember when at least two or three times during high school and college I had to read The Princess Bride! I had already read that book a few times and watched the movie more times that I could count! I pretty much filled out the Q&A worksheet before the movie started!

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