Tuesday, May 13, 2014

10 Books I Almost Put Down, But Didn't

Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn't
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

I very rarely fail to finish a book.  I think it might be a librarian thing...plus, I like to finish what I've started.  In my older age, I've come to terms with the fact that I don't have to like every book, and life is too short to read something you don't like.  Here are a few that I really wanted to return to the library, but I didn't it.  And there were a few that I was glad I stuck with until the end.

1) Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
My review is coming tomorrow, but I've come to realize that I'm just not a David Levithan fan. 
I know that's blasphemy for some, and while I appreciate his unique voice, it's just not for me.
This particular title made my crazy.

2) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
So...I kind of liked the movie WAY more than I liked the book.
Everyone kept saying it would change my life...and it didn't...which made me made.

3) Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
Not what I expected, and definitely not my favorite retelling.

4) Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (My review)
Say what?  No, really.  What just happened in this book?

5) Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
So boring and frustrating at the beginning, but redeemed itself in the end.

6) Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Cheesy ridiculousness.

7) The Best Night of Our (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando (My review)
Awesome premise, mediocre delivery that ruined it for me.

8) Life of Pi by Yann Martel
My least favorite book.  Ever.  All a dream!  Carnivorous island inhabited by Meerkats!

9) The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson (My review)
I didn't get it, and that made me crazy.


  1. Haha! I've never had any desire to read LIFE OF PI and probably never will.

  2. Interesting list! Of these, the only two I've thought seriously about reading are Jellicoe Road and Life of Pi. But I think I'd rather read Marchetta's fantasy series starting with Finnikin of the Rock.


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