Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Jorie To Read (For Various Reasons)


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books that were hard for us to read for various reasons

(I didn’t finish all of these books, either.)

(Thank you, LibraryThing, for the images)

1. Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin 

  The Blind Assassin: A Novel by Margaret…

2. Libba Bray’s The Sweet Far Thing 

  The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, Book 3) by…

3. Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities 

 A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback Classics) by…

4. William Faulkner’s Light in August

  Light in August (The Corrected Text) by…

5. William Faulkner’s The Corrections 

 The Corrections: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen

6. Siri Hustvedt’s What I Loved

   What I Loved: A Novel by Siri Hustvedt

7.  Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go 

  Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

8. David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas 

   Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

9. Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina 

  Anna Karenina, Level 6, Penguin Readers (2nd…

10. Richard Wright’s Black Boy

 Black Boy by Richard Wright

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3 thoughts on “Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Jorie To Read (For Various Reasons)

  1. I had the same experience with Cloud Atlas &, since it’s known to be a hard read, I probably won’t try it again. I would like to go back to The Corrections, tho, & I’d like to read an Ishiguro. Encourage you to retry Anna Karenina. And Light in August. Blind Assassin is a contemporary classic, I guess, but I didn’t get much out of it. Black Boy might seem a bit dated now.

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