Booking Through Thursday: 10/27/11 - hardest most challenging book you’ve ever read

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly event hosted HERE. A Weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading

What’s the hardest/most challenging book you’ve ever read? Was it worth the effort? Did you read it by choice or was it an assignment/obligation?

Yara's Answer:
I will say the hardest book to read was Lovely Bones. I just could not get through page after page. It was some what torture for me until I finally just gave up on the book. Then when I saw the movie, it didn't help the
 book case at all. I didn't like either. That's when I started my 50-100 page test on books. 

Jenny's Answer:
The hardest, most challenging book I'd say I had to read would have to be Almost Human, The First Trilogy. In my opinion the first two books were the most challenging because they took so long to begin with the actual story. The same scenario was being repeated several times leaving me feeling as 
if the book was being prolonged to make more pages. However, as I finished these two books and started the third book in the trilogy i was excited to find that the third book was not at all like the first two and i actually enjoyed reading it. I'd say it was worth the effort because at the end, like I said I really enjoyed the last book. However, I could have gone with out such lengthy stories in the first two. I read it by choice but felt it was my obligation to the author to give her my most honest opinion and therefore, forced me to finish the book.

Ana's Answer: 
The most challenging book I have read I think would have to be Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. I had to read it because it was for a review and I was a little skeptical because it dealt with a taboo topic, incest. But I am
 glad I read it cause it was well worth it and nothing like what I expected! It has to be one of the best books I have ever read!!


  1. This is an interesting question. Of late, I can't think of any. Yet, years ago - for my own appreciation of a reknowned classic - I struggled through Hugo's Les Miserables. It was both satisfying and ultimately worth the initial struggle, I definitely gained from having read the book.

  2. Honestly, The Twilight series ! I can't seem to read them!

  3. Yeah I have to agree with Madeline, the Twilight series was tough for me too. But only because I really interested in the story but not necessarily how it was being told.

    Also, I had no idea Forbidden was about incest!!!

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  4. Great question! For my AP Lit class, we had to read the Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and that was the first time I never wanted to read a book. But maybe because I was rushed in reading it, but there were quite a few memorable things about that book. Then in fiction, I'd have to say The Golden Compass. My sister loved it and told me to read it but I couldn't get pass the second chapter.

  5. I am glad that you enjoyed Forbidden! It is one of my favorite books too! A lot of people had a really hard time with it, I guess you had to keep an open mind while reading?


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