Top 5 Tuesday: Books I’m glad I read

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today I’ll talk about some books I’m glad I read. I dug deep in my Goodreads lists and tried to come up with some not too obvious picks!

#1 Faust

I know many people don’t like this book ’cause they were forced to read it in school. By the time we got it in class, I had already read it several times, so often in fact that the pages are falling out of my reclam edition. Faust has amazing and memorable moments in addition to some iconic quotes. I’m super glad not only that I read, but that I got to discover it on my own terms.

#2 Hamlet

The school I went to wasn’t too good. So, we never read or talked about Hamlet. However, I’ve always been so I got into Shakespeare nevertheless. Hamlet is probably my favorite because of all the insane quotes that you can’t believe are real. For example: “Take you me for a sponge, my lord?”. Tell me you don’t want to say that to somebody IRL.

#3 Harry Potter

I didn’t read Harry Potter when I was a kid or even when the movies came out. In fact, I picked up the novels when I decided to do book vs. movies posts here for my blog. Now, I’m super happy I did. I’m so familiar with the first one that it’s my go-to whenever I learn a new language and want ot practice. So far, I’ve read the book in German, English, French and Spanish.

#4 Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana by Michael Azzerad

Nirvana is an amazing band and I’ve loved there songs for as long as I can remember. Years ago in my school library I found this book and I checked it out every year until I graduated. Mind you, I rarely ever re-read books!
Not only is it super informative it’s also incredible touching.

#5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Okay, so I’m not sure I’d still like these books were I to read them today. However, back in 2012 when the first movie came out, I was intrigued. I wanted to read the novels before heading for the cinema and ended up devouring the trilogy over a weekend. These books were the reason I got into tumblr, so I could talk about it and find fan art. While I might not enjoy the books as much today, I’m still pretty active on tumblr and it’s my favorite social media platform by far. So, I’m glad The Hunger Games gave me a nudge in that direction.

What’s a book you’re glad you read? Let me know in the comments!

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11 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books I’m glad I read

  1. I often prefer Come As You Are instead of the books that Charles R. Cross wrote as it gave me an understanding of what Nirvana was dealing with at the time though Cross has his moments in his exploration about Cobain’s psyche. I have all 7 Harry Potter books and a couple of spin-offs but that’s it. I’m not giving J.K. Rowling any more money or time for her recent bullshit.

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    • I’ve never read anything by Charles R. Cross, but now I’m kind of curious about it!
      As for HP, I found out on tumblr that apparently a fan wrote a BOOK SERIES that is a prequel to the Harry Potter books, effectivly dealing with teenage James Potter. I will definitely give that a shot, as it’s a lovely celebration of this magical world while at the same time kicking JK in the non-existent balls.

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