Top Ten Tuesday #9: Top Ten Books That Were Difficult to Read

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
-Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish which shares bookish lists with others.-

Top Ten Books That Were Difficult to Read

As we all know, some books are so easy to read. I can fly by some in an hour! But then there are the crazy other deep ones that shatter my heart and I will spend days reading because it's difficult. I usually cry in those kind of books. Here are my top ten:

1. Maybe One Day, by Melissa Kantor

Ugh. This ruined my mood because it was the saddest thing in 
the world. Friendship = heart-broken.

2. The Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson

THIS. CRACKED. MY. HEART. IN. HALF. The feelings and emotions that the
characters went through made me realize how hard it is
to handle a situation like that. And the protagonist was all alone for 
the most part. :(

3. Far From You, by Tess Sharpe

One of the best books I've ever read but also one of the saddest.
It left me craving for more but also I had a massive book-hangover.
I was unable to read anything for more than a day because the incidents
just kept coming back to me, reminding me.

4. Faking Normal, by Courtney C. Stevens

Gosh, I devoured this in one sitting! *gushes* But also, it deals with such 
a tough subject but the author mastered it. A character faking normal? Yes.

5. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman

Okay, you all know that this will break your heart. Damn, poor ADAM.

6. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

I cried like crazy in both the book and the movie. Laurie Halse Anderson x2. 
She makes people depressed every time. 

7. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

This will leave you on a wrecking ball. 

8. A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness

I read this in less than 2 hours, but the protagonist is a young boy,
and the events that he had to go through were horrible. I felt so bad. :(

9. Looking for Alaska, by John Green

You'll understand why the subject is difficult once the movie is released next year... or the year after? :')

10. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher

I LOOOVVVEEEDD THIS BOOK! Darn, I kind of wish I received the tapes,
because it'd be so heartbreaking and inspirational
at the same time. :)

What were the most difficult books to read in your opinion?


  1. I agree with what you said about Thirteen Reasons Why. It was a great book, but it was heartbreaking. I nominated you for the Ten Book Challenge! Details on my blog :)

  2. @paperbackprincess: Ou, thanks, hun! I'm heading over now! ;D

  3. I think this year only one comes to mind as difficult but good to read. I tried reading The Floating Islands during the A to Z blog challenge and had to pick a different book for that day because it just wasn't one that could be read fast. It's an interesting book with a lot of depth in world structure and how the conflict develops but between that and everyone's names sounding the same, it was not an easy read.

  4. The Book Thief destroyed me. I just sat there quietly sobbing for a half an hour, clutching the book. *le sigh* Wahhhh.

  5. @Dawn: Ohh! I remember reading your review on it! xD I'll need to read it one day—it sounds definitely like my type of book!

  6. @Rachel: I KNOWWW OMG! The sadness was so agonizing and I literally screamed when I found out that there was going to be a movie, hehe. ;D

  7. I didn't know they would be making a movie of Looking for Alaska! I have recently read the book, and although I loved the characters, I did find the plot predictable and not too great at all :/ As for the Book Thief <3 Love it!

  8. That's exactly what I was thinking when I found out not too long ago! :D


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