First of all, Happy Book Day, everyone! Today, in Spain, to commemorate the death of two great authors: Miguel De Cervantes and William Shakespeare, we celebrate Book Day. Some special readings are scheduled in big cities, as well as contests some promotions. But what makes this day special is we get to celebrate we have books and everything related to them. I myself will buy a book at a local bookshop today 🙂
Back to the TTT Feature. Here we go!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
I’ll divide this one into two: the five books I thought I’d like more and the five books I thought I’d like less.
BOOKS I THOUGHT I’D LIKE MORE
1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I loved excerpts from it, but mostly, it got on my nerves. How a woman had to be and how they suffered to fit into a description that aimed at perfection – from a man’s point of view -and was practically impossible was just too much.
2. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
I thought I’d like everything about this book, but as you know I’m a not a big sci-fi fan. Totally my fault.
3. Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
My professor recommended this one to me. It was dense and slow and although I like the idea of the book now that I’ve already read it, it was not easy.
4. A Question of Identity by Susan Hill
I had no idea Susan Hill had a detective series which I thought I’d love, but it was not really my cup of tea. I think had I red the previous installments, I’d had enjoyed this more.
5. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
This simply didn’t work for me in that inexplicable way sometimes books don’t work.
BOOKS I THOUGHT I’D LIKE LESS
1. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
I knew I was going to like it, but not that I’d become an addict to Cornwell’s novels in complete admiration for Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
2. Howards End by E.M. Forster
The prose in this novel is more beautiful than you can imagine and the quirk Schlegel sisters more fun than you would think.
3. Death Comes to Pemberly by P.D James
I didn’t like Pride and Prejudice at all but James twisted their personalities and the plot to make a perfect postmodernist revision of Elizabeth and Darcy’s romance.
4. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
I love Atwood so I thought this one would be great, but it was more than that. It is one of the most complex and richer novels at a psycholigical lever I’ve ever read. A masterpiece.
5. When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson
My professor first told me about Atkinson three years ago. I decided to try this one and I don’t think I’ve experienced this immediate love for a book since I discovered Sherlock Holmes when I was 11.