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Ten Books I (Sort of) Recently Quit
One of the things that I really started doing after starting the blog was either not finishing books I wasn’t into or putting them aside to finish at some other point. There are all sorts of reasons why, but I thought it would be fun to split the list between books I stopped reading and will never pick up again, and books I stopped reading that I do want to finish.
Books I Temporarily Quit:
- Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. I tried listening to it back in February, but I was so stressed and unable to focus on anything that I zoned out for massive chunks of the book. I really liked the parts I actually remember, so I’m hoping to pick it up again soon.
- Days Of Blood And Starlight by Laini Taylor. I’ve tried reading it a few times, and also had to put it down because I wasn’t in the mood for it. I want to finish it, though, but I’m really leaning towards the audio, especially since it’s narrated by one of my favorite narrators, Khristine Hvam.
- The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives Of The Daughters Of Nicholas And Alexandra by Helen Rappaport. I can’t remember why I put it down in the first place, but I really need to pick it up.
- By The Light Of My Father’s Smile by Alice Walker. I really liked it, but I was just reading it at the wrong time, so I put it aside for another time.
- Winter King: Henry VII And The Dawn Of Tudor England by Thomas Penn. I love Tudor-era England and picked up this one because I didn’t know much about the events leading up to that point. I can’t remember why I put it down, but one day, I will go back to it.
Books I Permanently Quit:
- Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. Recently, I’ve decided I needed to read more graphic novels, and since this is one of the few I know about, I thought I’d pick it up. Unfortunately, I was bored out of my mind reading it and gave up a quarter of the way through, but just based on that, I can see why people love it so much.
- Confessions Of The Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford. I loved How To Say Goodbye In Robot, and thought I’d give this one a try. The sisters were spoiled, and I could care less about what happened to them, or what they did to get cut out of their grandma’s will.
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. I know people love it, but I had a hard time with it. Mostly because of the verse. It made each chapter feel like a random, disjointed memory instead of something more cohesive.
- The Grace Of Kings by Ken Liu. I wanted to like it, and it does seem like a really interesting, epic fantasy. It was a little too detailed for me, and I couldn’t stay interested long enough to keep reading.
- The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith. The Alex Crow seemed really intriguing, but I didn’t care about the one expedition, I hated the relationship between the two brothers, and overall, the story made no sense to me. At all.
4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Recently Quit”
The Ruby Red Trilogy is one that I quit too. I just couldn’t get into it.
I want to give it one more try! It seemed interesting but I could never focus on it enough to keep going.
we should always give ourselves the freedom to quit a book we’re not enjoying 🙂 My TTT
I agree! Picking up a book is a lot easier knowing I don’t have to finish it if it’s not my thing!