This week's topic is top ten books I was forced to read-- by anybody. Reviewers, teachers, parents. Whatever. I can't really remember being forced to read anything, but I'll try. (:
1. 1984 by George Orwell. I wasn't necessarily forced to read this one, but it was "strongly recommended". It was mostly freaky deaky, to tell you the truth. I come from a conservative family-- we already wear the tin foil hats, and that just skyrocketed with this book.
2. Darwin's Children by Natasha Larry. Honestly, I accepted this as a review request, so it's my own fault-- but I wanted to set it down so badly! I don't honestly even know why I took it; I don't believe in evolution anyway.
3. Eragon by Christopher Paolini. This is without a doubt the closest I have come to being forced to read a book. It was absolutely horrendous. Of course, a guy friend forced me to read it and it was absolutely terrible in all ways.
4. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Okay, but not a really winner in my opinion-- I was also forced to read this one.
5. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. I was forced to read this one by the blogosphere-- lucky for me, I absolutely loved it, and I went into it expecting to hate it! Yay me!
6. The Summer of Me and You by Rae Hachton. I was a part of the blog tour, so I read it really quick and...didn't like it. So I ended up posting a spotlight, but it's all good.
7. The City of Ember by Juanne Duprau. I was recommended this by a friend-- one of the most boring books ever. I expected it to be awesome, but it was sadly lacking.
8. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I read this because I kept seeing it everywhere-- I was coerced into it. And I hated it. I don't even really remember what happened, I just know I didn't like it!
9. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. I read this because of my own forcing-- I thought that it should be read. So I did. And it was terrible. And stupid, but we won't get into that here.
10. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Again, by myself. So. It was suckage. Every other word was a cuss, and it was all ceaseless whining. Erggh.