Books I Can’t Believe I Read
I can’t believe I finished this behemoth:
1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. 1200+ pages only to close it and think… what did I just read?
I can’t believe I actually finished this trash:
2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Why? Why must I let curiosity get the best of me and waste perfectly good time and eyesight?
I can’t believe I read before the hype:
3. Harry Potter 1-4 by J.K. Rowling. It impacted my entire generation and I did read the first 4 books as they released as a kid and it’s just kind of cool to have been a part of it.
4. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Again, I’m more amazed that I somehow picked up the books before the craze happened and could read without anyone else’s opinion influencing it.
I can’t believe I sat through that:
5. Tampa by Alyssa Nutting. I’m surprised that I picked it up and finished it. It was perhaps the most uncomfortable book I’ve ever read, but it was so thought provoking and hard hitting.
6. Mein Kampf. I don’t know why I was curious enough to read it, but it was pretty eye opening and awful, but in a good I-Understand-History-And-Prejudices way.
I can’t believe I did this on purpose:
7. Paradise Lost by Milton. Who reads long epic poems for fun? I guess I do.
8. Dante’s Inferno
9. The Grapes of Wrath. I didn’t read it in school like some of the other English classes, but why I would subject myself to it on purpose, I’ll never know.
I can’t believe I FINALLY read it:
10. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Everyone in school read it except my class for some reason and I finally read it last year.