This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish 🙂
Usually, one doesn’t have to use brute force to get me to sit down and read a book, unless of course it’s some sort of erotic thriller, which would be massively uncomfortable. I myself don’t actually remember having read a book against my volition, but I did scrape together a pile of books that could have blown past as “forced reads”. To further rationalize the circumstances, I decided to provide you guys with insight on why I initially refused and eventually consented to reading them. With the possible exception of Shiver, I sublimely stake claim to the fact that my decision making was pretty spot on.
And so here it is! Have a great Tuesday 🙂
1. The Game Of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
Why I didn’t want to read it: The violence, the nudity, and the fact that the book was downright behemothic.
Why I did anyway: I couldn’t withstand feeling as if I were consigned to obvlivion. EVERYONE gushed about it, and I wanted to know what the fuss was about.
2. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
Why I didn’t want to read it: I’m pretty weak against gore, and this book just screamed bloody murder.
Why I did anyway: The movie was almost in theaters, and I wanted to know if it was worth watching.
3. The Clockwork Angel (Cassandra Clare)
Why I didn’t want to read it: I would have wanted to read it “the right way”: Mortal Instruments first, prequel after. Yup, made sense.
Why I did anyway:The cover was intriguing. Call me judgmental, because I am.
4. The Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan)
Why I didn’t want to read it: I was NOT into Greek Mythology.
Why I did anyway: I heard Logan Lerman was cast as Percy. I delved right in.
5. The Fault In Our Stars (John Green)
Why I didn’t want to read it: I didn’t want to drown in my own tears.
Why I did anyway: The book seemed genuinely top notch, and the rave reviews were very tempting.
6. The Vampire Academy(Richelle Mead)
Why I didn’t want to read it: SIX ginormous books?! Oh, come on.
Why I did anyway: Recommendations were everywhere, and I just had to find out who this Adrian was.
7. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling)
Why I didn’t want to read it: I already watched the movies, and they were good. I wasn’t sure if the books could offer a better experience.
Why I did anyway: I had a horrible sinking feeling that I was terribly mistaken.
8. Burn For Burn (Jenny Han / Siobhan Vivian)
Why I didn’t want to read it: The synopsis just didn’t speak to me. I really believed the characters would get annoying.
Why I did anyway: I love revenge-centric plots, and decided it was worth the risk.
9. Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater)
Why I didn’t want to read it: I was previously told to never ever pick this book up.
Why I did anyway: I was previously told to never ever miss the chance to pick this book up.
10. Anna And The French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins)
Why I didn’t want to read it: I just wasn’t digging the idea of a girl complaining about the fact that her dad sent her to goddamned Paris, her crush could only talk to her over the phone, she was too embarrassed to order anything from a French menu because she was American, and a vast plethora of other first world problems.
Why I did anyway: Etienne St. Clair.
So what do you think? If you have any opinions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to comment and tell me!