When I saw today's Top Ten Tuesday topic, Books I Can't Believe I Read, I immediately blushed and thought of the book I was reading at the time:
Cherise Sinclair's, Master of the Mountain, is, in a word - smut. Pure and simply smut. There, I admit it - I read smut from time to time and you know what? I sooo enjoy it! But, even having said that, I'm a little surprised that I ever read this book for various reasons. More surprising, I've read it twice!
Why am I surprised that I read Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James? Well, I was a latecomer to the game and there's a part of me that can't believe I read them after all the hype was over.
And then there's Grey by E. L. James, which I sometimes can't believe I read as well. As if reading the first three weren't enough... Much to my surprise, however, I kind of liked hearing Christian's point of view.
I ruled out being a doctor early on in high school because 1) I hated chemistry and knew that I would never survive Organic Chemistry in pre-med and 2) because I didn't want to deal with major organs, bodily fluids, or death. That's why I'm very surprised that I read Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.
I have absolutely no idea whatever possessed me to read Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler, but I did two summers ago. I'm not a fan of Handler's and I didn't really enjoy her style of humor.
No Angel by Lou Dobyns is a very detailed and sometimes disturbing look into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs. It was an absolutely fascinating read and I have no idea why I found it so gripping. I'm not even sure how this book ever popped up on my reading radar.
It's not so much that I can't believe I read Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, but I'm very surprised that I finished the damned thing. It was a laborious task that took forever and my hatred towards the book intensified with every turned page. But, at the time I was of the belief that you never abandon a book, so I persisted. That experience taught me a valuable lesson - life is way to short to spend time reading a book that you don't like.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is one of my favorite books and, surprisingly, it is of a genre that usually isn't my cup of tea. I'm not a sci-fi person, so I am surprised that I ever gave this book a chance. I glad that I did, though.
What are some books you can't believe you read? Don't by shy... I'd love to know.
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