Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Can't Believe I Read

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme now hosted by That Arsty Reader Girl.

This week's topic is "Books I Can't Believe I've Read". Now, when I first got my Nook, I just gorged myself on free ebooks, and most of them were pretty darn bad. Since then, I've picked up some cringe-y books, some being free ebooks, some not, and some from wattpad!

Without further ado, here are 10 books I cannot believe I have read!

10) The Bad Boys Saw Me Naked by The_Muffin_Dude
I mean, I think the title says it all, doesn't it? This is available on wattpad, if you truly want to see it...

9) First by M.A. Grant
To be honest, I don't remember anything about this book. BUT it was one of the first books I got approved of on Netgalley!

8) Never Dare a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase
This was also another book I got via Netgalley. I don't know why I keep requesting romances on NG and expecting to really like them? I really didn't enjoy this one, but you can read more of my thoughts here if you want. :)

7) Heartfire by Karen Rose Smith
I know that Heartfire is a free e-book romance that I read years and years ago. Like First though, I don't remember too much about it, and it honestly doesn't sound or look like anything I enjoy now. 

6) Text Order Bride by Kirsten Osbourne
This title is also pretty self-explanatory, and I think it also explains why I can't believe I read. Just...what?
5) V-Card by Alicia Michaels
This is one I can't believe I read, but was happy I did! Based on the title, I thought that V-Card was going to be just another trashy wattpad novel about a girl losing her virginity. And yes, that's part of the plot, but it was strangely empowering. At least, what I remember from it!
4) Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Looking back on this, I question why I read this at all. I didn't enjoy the first book that much, and yet I still continued with the series. Even though the third book will (probably) never be released and the author called a negative reviewer a "cow" and "bitch." I don't think that I can support an author who does that. 

3) Arena One: Slaverunners by Morgan Rice
I can believe I read this one. Take in the dystopian craze that was going on in 2012-2014 as well as the fact that I hate spending money, and of course I would read a free dystopian e-book that was full of cliches! 

2) The Last Virgin Standing by Tiffany Juynh
Remember when I thought V-Card was going to be a trashy wattpad novel that was misogynistic? Well, this is it! Also the third act was all over the place and things happened without any foreshadowing. 

1) Kidnapped the Wrong Sister by Marie Kelly
Read the title. Look at the cover. And if you are still baffled (like I am) that I read this book, then read the synopsis on goodreads. I mean...why did I do this?

Have you read any of these books or are also surprised that I managed to read these?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. Ooh nice! These are all totally new to me ones!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Hey Arena One's understandable ha ha! And The Bad Boys Saw Me Naked? Oh my what a title!!

    1. Honestly, I think the title was so bizarre, that I picked it up! XD

  3. Can't say I've tried any of these - might be for the best...

  4. Haha talk about a throwback! I vaguely remember getting super excited about all these dystopian/post-apocalyptic books during 2012-14 too and looking back through my Goodreads shelves, Arena One is one of them! I've been thinking of doing a reread of all my old favorites from back in the days of early YA and seeing what I think of them now. Great list, Genni! I've been really loving seeing what everyone's lists look like this week.

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Oh my goodness!! I wouldn't suggest it. I have very vague memories, but the goodreads reviews aren't *too* great. I don't know if I would want to do that. Because what if something I loved back then isn't something I would love now? But it's always been something at the back of my mind, I'm just scared! Let me know if you end up doing it! I'd be interested to see what you think now. :D

  5. Ohhh I did the same thing! I kept reading the next book in a series that I didn't like at all. It was years ago when I got back into read. But at least for you there were only three books....mine had five I believe *covers face*. Thank goodness we've learned and won't make that mistake again. ;)
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

    1. Oh no five books?? I guess when people get back into reading, they don't know how wonderful DNFing a book can be. :)