Booking Through Thursday – Guilty Pleasure

On BTT this week:

What book(s) have you read that you’re secretly ashamed to admit?

There aren’t many, but I do admit to reading chicklit and there isn’t much shame in enjoying that. I don’t think people should be ashamed of what they read or enjoy. I have read some less than literary books.

I do read bestsellers sometimes just to see what all the hype is about. This happeend with Dan Browns’ The Da Vinci Code when it was very popular and Angels & Demons which weren’t great, but they weren’t awful either. I really enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris (much more than I do the TV series), and I know many people find them badly written. Personally, I don’t mind it and I think Harris has some good character development. I have read Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series and for the most part, I did not enjoy it. They were really easy and quick reads, but I didn’t enjoy Bella as a lead. I don’t care for the books, but I don’t have problems with the fans. I admit to enjoying Meyer’s The Host more.

Finally, I have not read Shades of Grey, but I have the whole trilogy on the Kindle. I got these books just when they started getting popular, and I didn’t really know what they were about. I read a few snippets from the book the other week, and I was not impressed with the writing, but two my best girlfriends love it and acknowledge you don’t read it for the writing. So I will see, I may write about a review on it here.

How about you?

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