Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

I like this topic!  Granted, I could only come up with 9 because honestly?  For the most part, I couldn’t remember a lot of the books I may have wanted to DNF at one point.  Still, I managed to come up with almost a full list, and I’m really glad I read these books to the end!

  1. Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor.  I’m really glad I didn’t give up on this one!  It was hard getting through the first chapters, but I’m glad I stuck with it, because this one interesting book!
  2. Soulless by Gail Carriger.  It took me a couple tries to actually get through Soulless!  The first time, I read it, and put it down, because I wasn’t interested.  But I tried listening to the audio book a few months later, and I have since enjoyed the hilarity that is Alexia Tarabotti.
  3. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.  When I first read Vampire Academy, I thought it was okay.  But after seeing the movie, I decided to give the series another chance…and I’m glad I did because Rose did get a lot more tolerable as the series went on.
  4. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge.  When I first reading this one, I almost put it down because I didn’t feel smart enough for it.  I really felt like I was missing some essential piece of history that would help me understand the book better.  But it’s a really interesting take on Beauty And The Beast, and I’m glad I stuck with it.
  5. The Rise And The Fall Of The Third Reich by William Shirer.  So, I decided that listening to the audio book would be a really good idea for this book.  I mean, it’s 57 hours long, and I felt like I really accomplished something by finishing it.
  6. The Pact by Jodi Picoult.  It’s rare for me to talk about books from my pre-book blogging days, but I knew I had to include this one!  There was a point where I just wasn’t able to handle it emotionally, so I put it down, took a break from it, and eventually picked it back up to finish it.
  7. Drowning Instinct by Ilsa Bick.  At one point, I downloaded a sample chapter of Drowning Instinct, and realized that it’s a book that needs to be listened to, and not read.  I like that Jenna’s narrating her story into a recorder, but if I had to read her speaking into something…let’s just say I wouldn’t have finished this book.
  8. The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  I almost put The Help down because I just wasn’t into it at first.  But I stuck with it, and found myself getting pulled into the story.
  9. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  It took me a while to get into The Night Circus but I’m glad I didn’t put down this magical book!
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