Hardest Books to Read

If you are a big book lover, then you may probably have found, at least once, a book that was really hard to read. And, even though you tried every possible way of reading the whole thing, you were not able to do it. Yep. Difficult books are frustrating. However, sometimes these books are the best books ever written and that’s what’s most frustrating for a book lover. If you love books then you should know the feeling of wanting to read that amazing book and, on the other hand, not being able to do it.

So, which are the hardest books to read? some say that the most difficult book ever is James Joyce’s, Ulysses. Others say it’s the “The Count of Montecristo”, from Alexandre Dumas. Even though it may be actually impossible to define which are the most difficult books of human history, The Millions started a research back in 2009 in which they would identify the most frustrating books to read and why.  

The ten hardest books were identified by Emily Colette Wilkinson and Garth Risk Hallberg, two curators who found these literary challenges. So, have you read one of these books? Would you like to do it? Which books would you add?