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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where one creates their top then list based on a topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.
Topic: Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read (because difficulty of book, subject matter, because it was cringeworthy– however you want to interpret)
I’m going to use a mix of good and bad books to make my list.
1) Goodnight Dear by Darren Humphries.
This book was absolutely heartbreaking. It was really brave of the author to share his personal thoughts and feelings with the world, but it certainly made me cry!
2) It’s a Dog’s Life by M.A Comley.
I didn’t realise that this was what happened to greyhounds who weren’t able to race any more. Definitely a difficult read!
3) Day by Day by Shaun Jeffrey.
This was a difficult read due to the subject matter but superbly written. This story features Tina, a young girl who is desperate to grow up but is thrown into a world that no one should live in, not even adults.
4)Saying Goodbye to Warsaw by Michael Cargill.
The author really captured the desperation, fear and helplessness of people living in the Ghetto.
5) A Bell Sound Everlasting by JZN McCauley.
This book just wasn’t very well written. So much so that I didn’t actually finish reading it.
6)Elemental Cascade by David Staniforth.
This book was difficult to read because it was the final book in the trilogy. I had enjoyed the first two books so much that I was sad to leave this world created by the author. I didn’t want it to end! I ended up loving the book, though. A perfect ending, in my opinion!
7) Missing in Egypt by Rita Lee Chapman.
This book was seriously lacking in description and therefore failed to grab my attention. This made it difficult to read.
8) Shelter from Thunder by Michael Cargill.
This author must have a knack for making me cry! This was another story that was so realistic and so hard hitting that I found it difficult to read. The ending completely devastated me!
9) Evil in Disguise by M.A Comley.
I’m currently reading this book, but I have to keep dipping in and out as the subject matter is quite difficult. This book tells the story of Jenny, who is in an abusive relationship.
10) Relationship Status by David Wailing.
This story, or rather this whole series, was difficult to read because it is completely plausible. This story details a society so dependent on technology that they have online persona’s to do things like reply to emails and accept friend requests for them! We are definitely heading that way and it is completely terrifying.
So, that’s my list! What do you think? What are your Top Ten books that were hard to read? Let me know!