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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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!