Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday #4

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there will be a new Top Ten list complete with one bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. This week's topic:

Top Ten Books I Have Lied About (lied about reading, lied about NOT reading, lied about liking/disliking, etc....dish your dirty secrets!!)

Incidentally, there aren't any books that I lied about reading one or the other time that I didn't finish reading later! Just saying... ;)

1. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris: I lied about not reading it. I read only the first book of the series, and I hated it, of course - but just the fact that I dared to read it after watching the series is something.

2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: I lied about liking it. I thought it was horrible and pointless, but since people in my high school almost worshiped that book I pretended to like it for quite some time!

3. Moby Dick by Herman Melville: I lied about reading it. I mean, I did read it, but I kind of skipped through many parts and I don't particularly remember the ending. To tell you the truth, I don't regret not reading it!

4. Catcher in the Rye by J.D Sallinger: I lied about liking it. I found it kind of irritating and a bit boring.

5. God Delusion by Richard Dawkins: Ok, this one was bad. I lied about reading it, originally. I'd only read about half of it. But then I got so guilty, I did finish reading the whole thing a few months later!

6. Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer: I lied about hating it at first. I mean, I did find the writing terribly dull, I just liked the concept; because I had read very little fantasy fiction till then. *shudders*

7. Agatha Christie: I lied about loving her books. I only 'liked' them - and only a few. I think she's sort of overrated.

8. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien: I lied about reading it. Sort of. I borrowed it from my friend, read it halfway through, and lied about reading it for about half a year. After that I did finish reading it. I hated it back then. Right now I'm re-reading it. And I'm loving it, but I haven't told anyone that. Does that count too?

9. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank: I lied about liking it. I mean, it's great that she was actually there in the war and she suffered a lot and all; but is too odd that I hate reading people's diaries? I'm sorry she died, but come on, she was so immature and whiny.

10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling: Save the worst for last. I lied about loving it as much as the other six books. I didn't quite!


Unknown said...

Agreed about Twilight! I actually liked it though I claimed that I hated it.

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Lisa said...

I like Twilight and I'm not really afraid to admit liking it, however I am a bit afraid that people will ridicule me for not like Edward or Bella.

Priya said...

Lol, I don't like Twilight now; I liked it back then because I'd never read fantasy fiction before!!

Anonymous said...

hahah! This is great! I feel much better about my list now...whew. Glad I'm not the only one that didn't like certain books or didn't bother reading them at all. Great list!


gautami tripathy said...

Interesting list. There are some books we can never get into...

Here is my Top Ten post!

Short Story Slore said...

I really loved the Anne Frank Diary, but it is odd reading someone's diary. As for Twilight, I hate admitting that I actually liked it. Not enough to ever read again, but I did read all 4.

DJL said...

Sometimes we say what people want to hear just to follow the stream. :) I don't think I lied about liking or disliking any books, though there are some I don't think I would like (or have tried reading and gave up on them because I couldn't get into the story). As long as you're honest with yourself, I think you're ahead of the game. Thank you for visiting and happy reading (of good books)!

LBC said...

I think it is easy to exaggerate how much you like or dislike something. I hate when I just feel meh. There isn't much to talk about.

Come check out The Scarlet Letter's Top Ten Tuesday

Enbrethiliel said...


That's a lot of lies just for The Hobbit! LOL!

There are some books I lied about having read in the past, but which didn't make my own list because I read them later, which retroactively turned my lie into the truth. (Right???)

Harish P I said...

Dont remember telling a lie about books.. :-)

Priya said...

@Harish - Good! I'm guilty :(

SS said...

"I didn't quite!"?? :O
How could you say that out loud?

Priya said...

LOL. Come on. It was not as super awesome as the other books - it was only awesome!

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