Books I Can't Believe I Read
- Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The only real reason I am surprised I read this book is that I read it at 25, not the target audience of 11. Even though I read it as an adult, it's one of my favourite books of all time now, and I sought out a copy soon after finishing it to add to my collection.
- The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
There are few books that I hate more than this one...if any. I could not relate to this whiny protagonist who creates most of his own problems. And no, I wasn't forced to read this in school - I unfortunately picked it up by choice. I had purchased a cheap, used copy that was in really good shape, and donated it last year deciding after a few years that I really didn't want to give it a second chance...ever.
- The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Most people don't read plays for fun, but I did. This one means so much to me, and I'm so glad I read it.
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
This book was just an utter disappointment. There was almost nothing about it that I enjoyed, and I am extremely surprised that it didn't end up DNF'ed.
- Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride # 3) by James Patterson
Was this book terrible? No. However, I have no idea how I made it this far into the series. I enjoyed the storyline of the first few books, but the chapters were only a few pages long and the sentence structure was terrible. I spent more time complaining about these than I did reading them.