It’s Top Ten Tuesday! I didn’t know this was a thing until I came across That Artsy Reader Girl, who assigns a new topic each Tuesday and invites others to play along.
This week’s topic is “ten books I can’t believe I read.” I’ve already written about my guilty pleasure reading of 2017, but I thought this would be a fun way to encapsulate a bunch of other books that aren’t about terrible things that happen to children. So, without further ado…
Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Read
I have a weird attraction to New Age books. This was one of my deeper dives into this genre. Doreen is generally harmless if you don’t believe in this sort of thing. And if you do, well, enjoy! I am decidedly on the fence.
This book is a steaming pile of nonsense. Here’s how I reviewed it on Goodreads. Utter. Tripe.
As I said: DEEP DIVES.
Lol. Oh, the melodrama. I know I said nothing bad about kids, but this one crept into the list, sorry.
I’m sure word of this seedy novella has reached your ears by now. I actually enjoyed this one but found the ending unsatisfying.
This is a divisive book, as in, you either love it or hate it. Guess which side I’m on? I barely made it through this nonsense and only finished it so I could talk about how much I disliked it at book club. And come on, we all knew those twins were sleeping together.
Allow me to summarize this for you: Act like you are the boss of your dog and she will fall into line. If she doesn’t, pretend you’re a mama dog and “nip” her on the nose with your clawed hand. ??!!
Everything you need to know about this entire philosophy is in the title. The rest is a sophomoric trip down Fuck It Lane.
I love Rainbow Rowell. She has written several other worthy and wonderful books. I even liked this one. But Landline is a foray into magical realism that does not work at all for me. I kept reading it, hoping the end would explain what happened in the middle…it didn’t.
No, you didn’t read the title wrong. I’m telling you, I am really pulling for reincarnation here, guys.
And now you know some embarrassing things about me…
Also, this post may be titled “Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Read,” but really, I can believe every one. I picked these up because I was curious about the topic, I knew of the author, or it fell into one of my niche interests. So, maybe a better title would be “Ten Books It’s No Surprise that I Read Because That is Some Nonsense I Can Get Behind.”
Thanks for reading!