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!

13 comments:

Teen Readers' Diary said...

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

Dea
Teen Readers' Diary

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!!

Em @ Sash & Em 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!

-Em

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...

+JMJ+

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 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?
Die.

Priya said...

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

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