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I'm kind of a black sheep with this one, since I know so many people who loved it! I guess I just didn't really know what it was about going in, and being in the mind of...slight spoilers? of someone who is going a bit crazy SERIOUSLY stressed me out to the point where I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to finish. It freaked me out to a level that really surprised me, and I officially have started going through my Goodreads TBR shelf and taking off anything similar.
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Does this one really even need an explanation? I was so scared to start this book because I knew how much trauma was going to be involved that it took me five years to work up the courage to read it!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
Again, does this one need an explanation? Besides all the spoilery things I won't mention, finishing this book meant an entire era of my life was over. Growing up with the Harry Potter books meant that...well it felt like I literally grew up with him. So once this series was over, he was moving on from Hogwarts - and I was moving on to college. Those of you who are my age and grew up with the books too probably understand how momentous it felt, in a way that's rather difficult to capture in words.
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
Oh man. The things shipping the wrong ship can ruin. This pretty much turned my world upside down - I freaking LOVE Jane Austen! ...except this book.
A Tangled Web - L.M. Montgomery
It's easy to forget what era L.M. Montgomery is from when you reminisce on her Anne of Green Gables series. It's hard to get past that when you find incredibly sexist, and just...mind blowingly racist opinions in this book. The last page of this ends on what I honestly think is probably the most offensive thing I have EVER read - and this is including youtube comments - and it is really hard to swallow that coming from one of you favourite authors. I doubt any of you can fully understand just how beyond offensive the statement is - so take a gander at this review - the quote is whited out so just highlight it to read what literally the last lines of this book are. (Be warned - don't read this if you want to keep your beloved image of LM intact)
Interview With The Vampire - Anne Rice
I can probably count the number of books I've DNFed on two hands. I just don't DNF. Ever. So the fact that this one was a DNF should say a lot. I was pretty bored/disgusted with the story already, but when I got to the vampire child/woman in a child's body I was like...NOPE. NU UH. NOT READING THIS.