October 15, 2013

Top Ten Books I was Forced to Read

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.


  1. Haha, I couldn't remember being forced to read books (aside for books, but considering they were all in Hebrew and I didn't want to spend an entire post explaining what the books were about, when I hate talking about them) so I didn't participate this week.
    I actually read very few books from this list; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (which I loved), Sweet Evil (which I hated) and Beautiful Creatures (which was okay)! Haha, our opinion on those three books are very different ;)

  2. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 15, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Hahaha, I totally understand, girly! I can't recall ever "really" being forced to read something. I've always read things by my own hand. LOL.

    Yes, it is! But no biggy, right? I LOVED Sweet Evil, and you hated it. Disliked Beautiful Creatures immensely, and you say it was okay. THGttG was just boring for me. Ergh. So, lol.

  3. The books that were forced on me as part of school actually set my reading back so much, that during my final three years I read maybe 5 books a week, on a good year... *sigh*
    It's no biggie at all! I actually really like that our tastes are different in some things, and similar in others. It makes for interesting debates <3

  4. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Ah. That does not sound like fun at all! *sighs with you* Haha, if we were the same, chances are we'd be bored of each other by now. ;P So, yes, I like it too. LOL. Interesting debates are DA BOMB! <3

  5. lol I've not read ANY of the books on your list but I do want to give Sweet Evil and Beautiful Creatures a chance. I know the story of Romeo and Juliet, but never actual read the thing. Great list!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  6. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    LOL. Sweet Evil was awesome, I hope that you like it! I think almost everybody does that... but... it SUCKED. Like, you don't even know. I was scarred. Thanks!

  7. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 17, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    YES. I'm so proud to now know another blogger who hate it's book guts! Ergh it was so freaking BORING. I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT GET IT AT FREAKING ALL. I'm in that one percent too! *fist bump*

    I actually really loved Sweet Evil, which is all weird because I was completely prepared to hate it's guts... but it surprised me in a really good way. IKR? I really didn't like Romeo and Juliet. It was something I felt a little bad for, but whatever. Thanks, girly!