~Top Ten Tuesday~


* * Top Ten Tuesdays (TTT) is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. * * 

This week we are talking about the Top Ten Books I Was "Forced" to Read. This is an interesting question because as a book lover you are usually open to anything and everything. Of course there are those few books that may not appeal to you, but when a friend is nagging at you that you HAVE to read it. Well you must give in just to see what the hype is about. Here are our picks! 


The Best:

1. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout


A good friend of mine named Doris could not stop talking about this book. She was so crazy about it that she even bought it for me and had it shipped to my house. Just for the simple fact that I HAD to read it. I am eternally in debt to her. Without her I would have never meet Daemon
Andy


2. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohen & David Levithan


It was right around Christmas time that I went on my Goodreads page to ask for a fun quick read. The very first thing that showed up was Dash & Lily. Words can't express how much I love this book. The fact that I was actually reading the book during the dates it was set was a bit surreal. :)
Andy

3. Dark Lover by J.R Ward

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)

A former co-worker of mine, Janet, was raving about this awesomely fantastic new adult vampire series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  All day long I had to read about how hot these vampires were, so I decided to take the chance and read the first book.  O.M.G!  I instantly fell in love with the brothers and their world.  I had never read any "adult" books before BDB, so you can say that thanks to J.R. Ward and Janet, I am hooked on them now!      
Ana

4.Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

When I was younger I used to love to read and had the best collection of the Babysitter Club books ever. Then high school came around and my focus was on the opposite sex and not so much books anymore.  It wasn't until years down the road (yeah, I am old LOL), after I was already married and had my son, that I started reading again.  My friend Jenny, begged me to start reading Twilight.  I was a little skeptical because I wasn't into vampires or werewolves.  Plus she had already read the series 3 times, so I told myself that it had to be good then.  It was because of Twilight that I fell in love with reading again and discovered the blogging world.  You see, Jenny was helping her cousin Yara, review books for her site, Once Upon a Twilight and since I was in love with Twilight, Yara brought me in and introduced me to blogging. I owe this little series a lot. 
Ana


5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins



Andy, my fellow owl, could not stop talking about how amazing the series was and how I had to read it. I borrowed her copy and quickly after finishing it I found myself ordering the box set. I was so fascinated by what  strong and powerful character Katniss was. Thanks for the life changing recommendation Andy!!! 
Katering


6. The Iliad by Homer

This is a book that I'm pretty sure everyone has to read for school. I remember I got assigned to read it for my literature class couple of years ago and completely fell in love. The story it's self is a   classic and I honestly find myself enjoying anything that has to do with Greek Mythology.
Katering

7. Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning 

My good friend Nahomi could not stop talking about this series and begging me to read it. After several weeks I gave up. Oh boy! This is one of the best series that I have read so far! Love it and I have to give thanks to my friend for introducing me to Jericho Barrons. 
Daisel 

8. Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


This is THE book that started my obsession. My love for this story is inexplicable. Again, I have to give thanks to my good friends for this recommendation. 
Daisel



The Worst:


9. Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith


I struggled so much with this book. It got a lot of mixed reviews and in the end it was one big fat let down for me. 
Andy

10. Spring Training by Parker Kincade


What can I say about this book? I had such a hard time getting into it this book and connecting with the characters. 
Daisel


What about you guys? Anything that you've been forced to read that you weren't crazy about, but actually found yourself enjoying it a lot more than you thought? 


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24 comments :

  1. I thought Dash and Lily's Book of Dares was a really cute read :-) Great list!

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  2. This is a really great list! I love Dash & Lily's Book of Dares! So cute! Also I love your blog design, so adorable!

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  3. I love Anna and The French Kiss, whatever friend recommended it, is a friend with really good taste :) I wasn't forced to read the Illiad in School but a condensed version of the Odyssey. So even though that was bad enough, it could've been worse.

    Great list! Thanks for stopping by :)
    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

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  4. Ooooh, didn't even think to separate them into best and worst! Nice picks, I have BDB on my list as well! :)
    Happy reading!

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    1. You never know what you can come up with when you separate them! ;)

      Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  5. Great list! I was also forced to read Iliad, but I'm not really sure how I feel about it! Also, i am feeling forced to read the hunger games (which I haven't read yet!!!), but I really hope I like it!

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    1. I highly recommend reading THG! It's one of those stories that stays with you for a long time. :)

      Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  6. I ALMOST put TWILIGHT on my list, too, because I had a similar experience with it. A girl in my book club was so excited to tell us about the teenage vampire romance novel her cousin had written and we all thought it sounded way too weird. Guess what? I loved it. Not so much the sequels, though ...

    Happy TTT!

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  7. I love so many of your picks: Twilight, Dash & Lily, Hunger Games, Anna & the French Kiss! Lovely list!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
    My TTT

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  8. Did you know they're making Dash & Lily into a movie?! I read that book awhile ago and remember liking it.

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    1. No way! Are they really?! That's awesome news! It's one of my favorites. ^_^

      Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  9. Really love your TTT this week some great reads! Here's my TTT http://thoughtsofalibrarian.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-was-forced.html

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  10. I still need to read Dash & Lily's! I've only heard great things about it!

    Great list!
    Thanks for stopping by Take Me Away...

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  11. You saw that I had The Hunger Games on my list, too. Like you I resisted reading it for so long but then quickly read the other two. So, so worth it!

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  12. I still need to read Anna and the French kiss and I am still planning to D: I should totally look for a way to buy this book sometime D: Book buying ban D:

    And also, I am really wanting to read Dash and Lily's, I have heard so many good and positive things about this book :3

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  13. Seems like nobody picked The Hunger Games on their own. It looks like a never-ending circle of recommendation. A friend to a friend and so on. I read it because of the whole hype surrounding it...and because I liked the movie. I watched it for the first time about 9 months after it came out into the cinemas. Yes, I'm really fast :p

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  14. Definitely agree with your numbers #2, #3, and #8! All some of my favorite books, especially Anna and the French Kiss. It doesn't get much cuter than that, does it?

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  15. The Hunger Games is one of my all time favourite books, such a great read. I really enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss as well. I've recently been recommended Obsidian so I am hoping to find that soon. My TTT

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  16. Oh I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood too! I was a bit bullied into reading the first one too and I was only really hooked from book three onwards. (Sigh... Zsadist...)
    Nice List!

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  17. Great list! Good call on Anna and the French Kiss.. I don't think I was necessarily forced to it, but there was a lot of love for this book that i felt compelled to read it too.. Thanks for stopping by my TTT! :)

    Michele

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  18. I was also 'bullied' into reading Darkfever by a friend! I couldn't get the sequels fast enough - soooo good! :D I've also read the first 7 or so books of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, I usually borrow them from a friend after she gets them. I didn't love all of them and there are some issues I feel iffy about, but in general I really like the series :)
    I haven't read Dash & Lily yet! Maybe I'll make it in time for this year's christmas season ;)
    Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

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