As a fun way for my readers to get to know me since I am a new book blogger and quite unknown at the moment I came up with an idea. I am going to share the books I am embarrassed to love. This should give some insight into my personality.
As readers we all have those books that are loved in secret despite the criticism and hate those particular books receive from the general public. If asked what are we reading, they are not the books we want to mention. I think every reader most likely has lied at least once about what they are currently reading because they did not want to admit what was captivating them currently. I thought I would share five books I love but loathe to admit out of embarrassment. I will discuss the reasons behind the love and shame in my feelings toward them. Please enjoy.
The Twilight Saga
Written By Stephanie Meyer
This is at the top of my list as most embarrassing. I absolutely adore all four books in the saga and have actively read them more than once. Okay… okay… so I have read each book at least five times over the last several years. They are just so good! That is the plain stark truth. All the characters in the book are just so easy to relate to. They all have distinct personalities and qualities you would find out in the real world. Setting the supernatural aside for a minute, the people in the book are just how you would find them in real life. This is a feat many authors do not quite achieve. The love between Edward and Bella is endearing and becomes fascinating when the love triangle evolves to include Jacob. You feel for these people and want to the best for all three of them. The books are never dull, to say the least.
Vampire Academy Series
Written by Richelle Mead
This book has quite an interesting storyline for the world and vampires in the story. This book has a bit of everything. Readers will enjoy action, love, oppressive government, evil queens, best friends, and loyalty. It really is a great series. I admire and adore Rose. She is such so bad-ass. I think the reason I am embarrassed by loving these books is simply that it is a vampire series. I have frequently heard lots of negative sentiments when it comes to the “over-hyped” love and obsession for vampires; however, I just do not care. The books are amazing!
Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy
Written by E.L James
The reason I am embarrassed to love this series is quite self-explanatory and easy to guess. I have to admit though I enjoy a good romance! I have no shame in admitting so. The reason these books appeal to me especially is the growth you see in the characters themselves and as a couple. No relationship is perfect and we are all a bit messed up in the head in our own ways. The author truly reflected how real-life relationships can be. Now I have to say for the record this is not about a girl being abused or made into a slave in any way. It just isn’t. That is a large misconception. Christian never abuses Ana or mistreats her. She would kick his ass if he did. She is no pushover. It really was a good series! If there had been any abuse I probably would say this. I do not enjoy reading about the mistreatment of women or men. I think everyone should treat each other with kindness and respect.
Anne Of Green Gables Series
Written by Lucy Maud Montgomery
This has to be one of my very favorites. I can listen to Anne of Green Gables for hours on audio or just read the e-book. I love Anne and the Cuthberts. I think this is an endearing coming of age story that really reflects the beauty of the small town and wonderful neighbors. I love the wholesomeness of each character and their moral values. The humor is sweet and honest. Lucy Maud Montgomery outdid herself when she created the world of Avonlea. I appreciated that it was not all butterflies and happy smiles. Real world tragedy is suffered like people do in real life. Death and lost friendships are displayed in their true form. I think the reason I am embarrassed to admit my love for these is that it really is a series for a young teen yet as an adult I can still reread them any day of the year.
By Jeff Lindsay
I really got into the series through the Showtime show based off of the book. I found out it was a books series after the fact. Both are equally good but I do enjoy the insights from the books that the TV series could never portray. I am embarrassed to love this one because who wants to admit they fell in love with a serial killer. A straight madman who enjoys taking the lives of others; however, Jeff Lindsay just does that. If you know the show or read the books then you know just how lovable Dexter really is. He has a strict code and only kills others who have killed and escaped justice. The hard thing to stomach is the fact he doesn’t do this from some moral standpoint. He just abides by his adopted father’s very ethical guidelines so he won’t get caught. Dexter is a straight psychopath with no emotions or connections to other people. I really enjoyed reading his twisted mind and as you see him start having feelings and try to live a normal life it is easy to become attached. You watch him struggle and hope he achieves getting the family and life he wants. That is all I can really say. It is definitely the unique twist on a crime novel I have ever read. They are really good and I do recommend them!
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