I GOT DISTRACTED OKAY!!!!!
My one goal when reading is to not give up on a book before I’ve given it a chance.
I can forgive a slow start if the rest of the book is mind blowing, or at the very least entertaining.
Because if I’m reading something, it’s for two reasons;
- It is a genre I love (fantasy for the win!), and generally sounds like an amazing story that I would enjoy and then fall into a state of woe and anguish as I wish on every friggin’ star and birthday candle that I can become a part of that world.
- It is a book that is highly recommended and beloved by people I trust. My fellow book bloggers and readers across the world have good reading tastes. If they say a book is good, and it sounds good. I’m reading it.
I do want to read these books. It’s not that I’ve DNF’d them and have thrown them into the fire.
I started reading these books but never got past the half way mark for various reasons. There aren’t many books on this list because as I’ve said, I make an effort to finish a book no matter how it is going in the beginning. BUT IT HAPPENS! AND I DON’T EVEN REALISE IT!
But anywayssss, I will get round to reading them again, starting from the beginning because I don’t remember anything, and I bet I’ll enjoy them and then kick myself in the face for not reading them to the end when I picked them up the first time.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl in which readers come together each week to scream about either their favourite books or their TBRs (that’s basically what this is… don’t try and tell me otherwise!)
Today’s topic is “The Last 10 Books I Abandoned”
But as I’ve said, I don’t
hoard acquire books I don’t think I’ll enjoy. So, I rarely abandon the books I do pick up.
Clicking on the book covers will take you to their respective Goodreads pages. Any sequels will be linked to the first book to avoid spoilers!
Caraval (Book #1) by Stephanie Garber
Ok, this one I was half way through this book, but I stopped reading it because I had ordered The Infernal Devices box set for a binge read and it came earlier than I was expecting and I really wanted to read them (and I did, and I loved them).
So I abandoned Caraval. And didn’t pick it back up when I finished my binge read of TID.
Everyone sings the praises of this trilogy, and it does sound really really good. And because everyone says it’s really really good, I bought the whole trilogy as each book came out. So, it’s ANOTHER BINGE READ FOR MEEEEEEE! But I’m going to have to reread Caraval because I remember nothing other than a big game thing by a dude called Legend?? Is it a Carnival? I DON’T KNOW ANYMORE!
The Rose Society (Book #2 of The Young Elites) by Marie Lu
It had been so long since I had read the first book by the time I finally got my hands on the second book, and I had forgotten characters and places – I remembered some events… especially the ending of The Young Elites because it BRoKe mE!
I got like 5 chapters in and was so confused, and disappointed in myself because the few chapters I read were exciting. I was eager to find out what was happening and I’d probably have picked it all back up half way through, but I decided that doing a reread would be best. Plus I also have the full trilogy as well…
BINGE READING AGAIN!!!!!!
I do love binge reading…
Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Top Tip: Don’t pick up a contemporary when you are in the mood reading faction of readers and you want a fantasy book more than anything.
I’m still excited about this one though, it sounds cute! And everyone was reviewing it last year talking about how fluffy it is.
But when I was reading it, all I was doing was setting myself up for disappointment. Going into a fluffy book that has no magic or mythicalness-ness to it and going “AND THEN THE DRAGONS SWOOPED IN AND SET FIRE TO EVERYTHING!!” is not smart. There aren’t going to be ANY dragons!!!!
When I’m in a “I’m going to eat all the fluffy contemporary books” mood, I will pick this one up again.
What books have you abandoned?? Do you plan to pick them up again?? Do you DNF books, and if so what was your most recent DNF???