Tuesday, March 27, 2007

10 Books That I’ve Read and Can Definitely Live Without!

Previously, I listed out 10 books that I can't live without. See here. Well, now, I thought I'd list out 10 kinds of books that did not make a big impact on me. Books that I would not bother to save from any disaster.

1. Gossip Girl

One of the lousiest and un-educational books ever! It teaches bad values and bad examples to teenagers. It would not do anybody good if the reader takes the book to heart and follows the terrible lifestyles of the characters.

2. Harry Potter series

Sorry Harry Potter fans! He may be your hero but he’s not mine anymore. I used to be utterly protective of my Harry Potter books and thought I’d never be able to survive without them. Well, I grew out of it. They are just entertaining reads now. The movies were lousy too.

3. Sweet Valley series

That was also another phase I went through when I was a younger teenager. Anyway, at least the characters in Sweet Valley are less wild than the ones in Gossip Girl. I’d rather recommend Sweet Valley to teen readers. They are kid/teen-friendly that’s why.

4. Forever by Judy Blume

I’ve always wanted to read this book because of all the hype about the s-e-x in it. It’s supposed to be quite educational, too. The story was fine but I did not particularly like the ending. Katherine was too fickle-minded and disloyal to her boyfriend. Well, if she were to fall so easily for another guy, then she should not have promised ‘forever’ to her boyfriend. Nothing is forever, anyway.

5. Dawson’s Creek series

Oh! I’ve read 3 books in this series and they were so boring. Even my sis said they were boring. But, I expected that from her since she’s too old for the books. Haha! Not that old, though!

6. Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones

It took me weeks just to finish this book. Well, I was quite busy so I only read, like, one chapter a day. The whole story was just so complicated and too many details to remember. Luckily, I understand the story now after reading the synopsis and readers’ comments at Amazon.

7. Boys Beware by Jean Ure

This book would only be appealing to younger teen readers, I should think. It’s just too ‘crazy-for-boys’ kind of book. The main characters make as though they live for boys. Ugh, I prefer Ure’s other books.

8. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

The story was okay but I did not really like it. I don’t know why but I just don’t think it is that interesting.

9. Diary of a Girl in Changi by Sheila Allan

This book was downright boring from the start. I got it from my sis for Christmas about 3 years ago, I think. I never finished it though. It was too boring for me to finish it. Haha! My sis admitted it was boring too. It’s a true story and it’s really the diary of Sheila Allen when she was younger. But all there ever was in the book were stories about parties and concerts.

10. Fortunately, I can’t think of a 10th book. Perhaps you can fill it in for me?


  1. i've only read tuesday with morrie... now trying to complete honk! if you're malaysian... oh well.

  2. Hi zewt, well, Tuesdays with Morrie is incredibly inspirational though it's a little bit on the depressing side. A good read, nevertheless!

    Oh, is Honk! an interesting book? I saw it in bookstores but haven't planned on buying it.

  3. honk... i got a signed copy from lydia. basically, it's the thing that we talk about everyday at the mamak... just that lydia took the time to put it down in writing... so you will see a lot of yourself in that book.

    thanks for dropping by my blog too. and thank you for your kind words. appreciate it.

  4. I read the review of the book in the Star last Friday. It mentioned that Malaysians will relate very well with the book. All right, I might get it one day! =)

    I hope you are okay too. Take care of yourself.


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