Top 10 Tuesday: Difficult Reads

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1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth – There’s just this awful feeling of impending doom. : /


2-3. Crown of Midnight / Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas – Great books, but they’re difficult to read because Maas makes you feel SO MANY THINGS. (And I actually haven’t finished Heir of Fire yet, so no spoilers please!)


4. Panic by Lauren Oliver – I thought this was a very good novel. But it disturbed me. I read it all the way through because I needed – but didn’t necessarily want – to know what happened.


5. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – Subject matter for sure. I LOVED this book, but there are several passages that are quite difficult to read, emotionally speaking.

6. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – Again, subject matter. This book became another absolute favorite, but I remember struggling with it. (And that’s probably why it’s stuck with me more than any of Sarah Dessen’s other novels, which have all impacted me in some way.)

7. Fault in Our Stars – Subject matter! I refused to read this book for the longest time because I thought it’d be depressing.


8. Arclight by Josin L. McQuein – I just wasn’t a fan of this book. It was a difficult read for me simply because I wasn’t enjoying it, but I’d already gone too far to give up.


9 – 10. Blood Promise / Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead – AH! Two fantastic series. Both of these books were difficult to read because Mead delights in torturing her readers. (If you’ve read either of these series, YOU’LL KNOW WHAT I MEAN.)


Have you read these novels? Share your thoughts!


9 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Difficult Reads

    1. brooke Post author

      She really, really does! I need to mentally prepare every time I pick up her books. But, as we all know, that’s what makes the books so fantastic. I’m totally invested in Celaena’s story. 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Mel!

    1. brooke Post author

      Yes, yes, yes! I’m such a cheater – I often skip ahead just to be sure everything’s alright. (It never is.) Thanks for commenting, Alicia! 🙂

    1. brooke Post author

      The ending was totally unexpected for me. And then I looked back and thought, should have known. But yes, I also wanted to stab the book! 🙁 Thanks for commenting, Karen!

    1. brooke Post author

      Definitely! I have to admit I fell in love with the books largely because of Sydney and Adrian, but the other characters have grown on me, too. Have you read VA?


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