One of the goals on my uberlist for the year (my list of 108 things to do this year- I’ve done 47) is to give a book I hated the first time around another try. I’m not really coming up with anything, at least not anything I want to try again. Last year’s book for this same goal was Jane Eyre, and I didn’t make it through it- not that I hated it again, I just got distracted. If I don’t come up with a different option this year, I’ll be forced to resort to Great Expectations, and I REALLY don’t want to have to do that.

So, does anyone have any ideas of a book that I might have read and hated? Or started and not finished? Potentially something I would have been made to read in high school or college? Help me out here, don’t make me have to read stupid Great Expectations, please!

5 thoughts on “Help

  1. Hmmm…Jane Eyre is quality, Maryanne, so you might give it another shot. How about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn? I’m not sure if you’ve ever read anything by Chaim Potok, but My Name is Asher Lev is a must read, and I adored The Year of Magical Thinking. Let me know how it goes 🙂

  2. Kim H. on

    That’s funny. Cause I hated Dickens until I read Great Expectations. And I loved Jane Eyre first time around. You could do Middlemarch or Atlas Shrugged. I think I am getting confused, did you want huge books that you’d never finished because they are way too long, but if you make it to the end you will not regret it?

  3. Maryanne on

    Kim, at this point, I’m trying to find a book that I didn’t care for the first time around to reread. It could be something that I finished, or one I stopped reading part way through. I think I started Middlemarch once (it was an optional in college and I think I was too busy and it got knocked off the reading list) so that one might actually work. I think I started Atlas Shrugged at one point too, so that could work.

    Brandy, I haven’t read any of those, but they’re all on my to-read list. I’ve especially wanted to read A Year of Magical thinking, but it’s been checked out of the library the last couple times.

  4. Maryanne on

    Um, Mike? I would have to have not liked it the first time round to count.

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