Monday, April 12, 2010

The Book List - Books I Should Love, But Actually Hate

For Lost in Books meme, The Book List - a short and fun meme that lets you make and share lists of books.
This week's topic is - Books You Should Love, But Actually Hate
1. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling- not just The Sorcerer's Stone, but all of them, I just could not get into these. My husband and son have both devoured them as have numerous students, they are just not for me. Not a big fan of the movies either, so that has nothing to do with it.

2. The Shack by William Paul Young- This book is nothing at all like my personal perception and relationship with God,
I had a hard time believing it at all. I know others just loved it, but not me.

3. Atonement by Ian McEwan - I was the only on in my book club that did not like this
selection. In fact, it was one of the few books I have never finished. I could not connect with any of the characters and the plotline just left me cold. I was disappointed, because I really like Ian McEwan and have read (and liked) many of his other books, especially Amsterday. Again, didn't see the movie either.

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  1. I did see the movie Atonement and then I tried to read the book. I really just did not get into it even though I liked the movie. Usually when I read the movie it makes me want to read the book more. Not in this case.

  2. I felt the same way when I tried to read Atonement! I couldn't finish it either. I coincidentally just got the movie from Netflix to see if I could get into it that way. We'll see!

  3. What?!? You don't like Harry Potter? :-P *LOL* I love the Harry Potter books, but I was a kid who devoured fantasy and magic books. I wouldn't expect them to appeal to everybody. I haven't read the others, though I did see the movie Atonement.

  4. Interesting list, hon! I'll have to think on this one. And you're good at hiding your dislikes because I had NO idea you didn't like Harry Potter.