Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This weeks top 10 are “Top Ten Books I Was Forced to Read (either by teachers, friends, other bloggers, reviews)”
This is tough one for me because I like to read books. So forcing me to read a book pretty much doesn’t happen. I will focus on books I had to read through school, for review, or because of constant recommendation from friends/family. These are books I was reluctant to read and constantly put off reading, but when I finally did read them I loved them.
1. The Dark Tower series by Stephen King: Recommended to me by mom, I put off reading this series forever. When I finally did get around to reading it I really enjoyed it.
2. Ovid’s Metamorphosis: I had to read this for a Greek Mythology class and ended up loving it.
3. The Dead Zone by Stephen King: We voted on a book to read for a special English class project, I lost and had to read this. It ended up being an excellent book.
4. Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon: Another book strongly recommended to me by my mom. I did not want to read it. This is one absolutely stunning book, I loved it.
5. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galxay by Douglas Adams: I wasn’t keen on reading this one but my dad kept recommending it, I ended up loving it.
6. Eater’s of the Dead by Michael Crichton: I had to read this to write a comparative essay between this and the epic Beowolf poem for class. It’s another one I ended up really liking.
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: I got an ARC for this to review a few months before it published…I really wasn’t sure I would like it but I absolutely loved it.
8. Written in Red by Anne Bishop: I got this for review and was really reluctant to read it because I have disliked Bishop’s latest books. It ended up being a spectacular start to a great new urban fantasy series.
9. Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey: Another one I got for review that I was unsure about reading. It ended up being spectacular.
10. Divergent by Veronica Roth: When I got this for review I practically groaned in misery…not another dystopian YA book! However it was a spectacular read!