Top Ten Tuesdays was created by The Broke and Bookish, but is now hosted weekly by That Artsy Reader Girl and anyone is free to participate! This week’s topic is outrageous things I’ve done for the sake of reading. I don’t really like this prompt, honestly. Please eat people, don’t forget to eat. Also don’t avoid commitments or family or friends to read. That’s not healthy! Anyway, I’m kind of changing it around to outrageous things I’ve read people do in books. I’ve read quite a few things where I’m just like?? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING IN A BOOK I’M READING?!

  • Know something is bad and intentionally done it anyway
    Despite loving The Dead Queen’s Club, there was a moment when Anne hooks up with Henry and she’s like “I know this is a bad idea… I do it anyway”. LOL LIKE WHY? Anyway… I just don’t understand it really? I mean it’s one thing to be like, “ooh I GUESS I shouldn’t eat another cookie? I’ll just cram three in my mouth anyway” and totally another to be like “oh yeah, let me just do something that’s very emotionally bad”…
  • Cheating
    This is just completely unacceptable and outrageous. If you don’t like someone just DON’T be with them anymore. Excuses like wanting to protect people or “just once” or I don’t flipping know what people say to justify cheating.
  • All of I Believe in A Thing Called Love
    I really wanted to love this book, but instead, it just had so many cringe moments that were just the MC being so unfair and unrealistic and unreasonable too! Anyway, I’m hoping I’ll like Maurene Goo’s other book better.
  • All of Wedding Night
    I mean I didn’t really want to love this book, I tried it because I had never read a Sophie Kinsella book before so I thought I’d give it a go it. Needless to say I won’t be reading any of her books unless someone swears on their grave and their non-existent Six of Crows ARC (because obviously no one has those) that it’s good. There were so many horrible moments that I was so extremely proxy embarrassed the characters—how could the author do this?? For example:

    • ““Stop looking at that!” I leap up and grab it from his hands before I’m fully aware of what I’m doing. “Stop it!” I crumple the paper furiously and throw it on the floor. I’m panting and my cheeks are blazing. Lorcan stares at the paper, apparently bemused. “Mummy!” says Noah, in delighted shock. “Litterbug!” All the other airline passengers have turned to stare at me. Great.”
    • The LI is rubbed with flipping peanut oil, which the LI is allergic to, and then says “oh well I mean just ENDURE the horrible burning and discomfort and you’ll have a GREAT TIME.”
    • I hated this book obviously.