That Artsy Reader Girl has a fun "Top 10 Tuesday" topic that she covers weekly. Other bloggers are encouraged to play along (with or without modifications). This week's topic is "8 Books I Disliked But Am Glad I Read Anyway." So, without further ado, here is a list (shortened to three as it's a super-busy week) that I disliked but am glad I read anyway:
Depressing. That about sums up my experience with The Grapes of Wrath. I suppose it's fitting as the book is set in the Great Depression. This was one of those books I had a love/hate thing going with. (I'm pretty sure it could have been livened up by being condensed about 500 pages). I am very glad that I read it as it's a classic and did have a beautiful, albeit dusty, message of hope.
And now for something completely different...The Shack. I read this mostly because of all the buzz it was generating in the media. While I enjoyed the unusual-ness (not a real word) of the story and the way that it portrayed the Trinity in a completely new way, the storyline was so disturbing I couldn't get past it. Note: I was also very pregnant when I read this. Story of child murder + pregnant woman = ugly anger.
Ugh. When I was required to read this in my senior year of high school, I had no idea the drudgery that awaited me. I don't know if it was because of my age, what was going on in my life (period of depression) or just because this book stinks, but I DID NOT like Metamorphosis. And I'm not really glad I read it, other than to be able to say that I finished the dang thing despite hating it. And to celebrate the fact that I never have to read it again.
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