This week’s Top 5 Tuesday is Top 5 books I almost DNF’d but now I’m in love with. While I’m not sure I’m in love with any of the books on this list, they are books that I’m glad I read, despite almost DNF-ing.
The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
I couldn’t get into Rowling’s first adult novel when I first read it, but on my second reread after all the hype had died down I really enjoyed the political satire.
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
I didn’t love the writing style of Life of Pi, but I did enjoy the plot from the movie and I like to read books based on movies I’ve enjoyed.
Man’s World – Rupert Smith
I find audiobooks difficult to concentrate on and they feel quite a long process at times. When I started this audiobook I wasn’t sure I would finish but I loved the story of the two men falling in love despite the backdrop of national service.
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
I found Wilde’s prose a bit literary because I don’t normally read classics, but I did enjoy the story and hearing snippets I remembered from the Velvet Goldmine movie.
Rubyfruit Jungle – Rita Mae Brown
Some of the language use about lesbians in this book was quite problematic, but to me it’s a must read for the LGBT literature canon.