What was a more difficult but still an enjoying read for you?What was a more difficult but still an enjoying read for you? Jen #questionnaire
Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney. I find some poetry hard.
I find all poetry hard. ?
Beowulf was good challenge.
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
Two come to mind – the first is The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. I had to read it with a dictionary at hand, but I loved it and it’s now one of my favorites. The other is The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth. It’s set in 1066 during the Norman Conquest, and it’s written in a kind of Old English “shadow language” in order to really immerse you in the world of the story. I always recommend it to people looking for a different reading experience.
I’ll have to try The Name of the Rose again, maybe when I have no distractions. Thanks for the reminder!
Paradise Lost by John Milton
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude one of my top five.
In search of lost time
Eleanor Roosevelt’s autobiography. I loved it. But I had to take breaks from it because there were so many profound things she said.
Most of Jeanette Winterson.
The Warmth of Other Suns
The death of Virgil by Hermann Broch
Lincoln In The Bardo due to the many voices and different format.
The Power by Naomi Alderman. The religion in the beginning was so hard to get through and I side eye the ending but I did love it.
A Little Life
Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears.
The gargoyle andrew davidson
To the Bright Edge of the World
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Just started reading that
It was sooo good.
it looked good, I found it on a discount rack for 1.99 at the grocery store LOL
It is amazing, but it was very hard to read some of it.
The Secret History by Donna Tarte. So slow for about half of it, but overall a great read.
All the Light we Cannot See. This is due to switching between several characters and different time periods
I loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but it was hard to into.
That was one I started…and didnt finish. I don’t do that often.
@Cathy I ended up listening to the audiobook
@Cathy it’s free on YouTube
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Girl on the Train
Infinite Jest is difficult and amazing. Nothing like it
It took me a while (decades ago) to read Helter Skelter.
I had this book, but could not get into it so gave it away. I wish i held onto and waited as it may have just been, “i wasn’t in that mood to read something like this.” Since, i have seen people give great reviews
I was 14 years old when those murders happened. I lived in Southern California and it was terrifying. I didn’t read the book for decades because just the cover of the book, and the pictures of Manson made me feel panicky. I remember seeing the book on the coffee table at a relative’s house and I had to put other books on top of it so I couldn’t see it. Recently I read a new biography of Manson and that was also frightening: Manson: the life and times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn.
Small, Great Things….life changing
My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard
All the light we cannot see. Do not see why people rave about it. Boring
I liked it, but it was a very different style. It was definitely ba good book, but so much hype.
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth, I had to rewire by brain a bit but I loved it
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. Difficult because of the detail and vocabulary but loved the storyline and characters. When I stopped looking up everything I didn’t understand and skipped detail that got too intricate I enjoyed it very much