Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish that features a new topic each week where we have to put down our top ten of it.
Books We Almost Put Down But Glad We Didn't
It took me forever to actually pick up this book. It seemed that everyone had read this book and the other books in the series, leaving me feeling "left out" when everyone was discussing the release of the series' 3rd book, Cress.
When I finally did read the book, I started to question if I was really into the whole, Cyborg, intergalactic, sci-fi, fairy tale feel of it.
I was and THANK STARS! because it has easily become one my favorite books/series out there.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I seen the movie and thought it was okay. Then a friend recommended that I read the book, not only was it better than the movie (of course) but it was also one of her favorite books.
It took me some time to get into it and the whole time traveling mumbo jumbo was tiring, confusing, repetitive and kind of predictable. But I decided to stick with it and was not disappointed. It ended up being really good, AND IT MADE ME CRY...hahaha!!
Abarat by Clive Barker
I remember buying this book during my "non-reading" period, bored browsing through the book store, needing something to bring with me on a road trip. I read the first chapter then forgot all about the book. I remember finding it when cleaning out my car, months later and threw it away b/c it had some kind of "spillage" on it.
When I started reading again this was one of the first books I thought about, found it at a used book store for $2 bucks and it has become one of my Top 5 favorite books ever.
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
This book was recommended to me by a number of ladies on Goodreads.I started to read it then set it down, thinking "not for me". Then one day I had a doctor's appt. and quickly grabbed this book to bring with me and surprisingly got hooked. I found myself reading half the book in the driveway of my house. My husband came outside, asking if I was ever gonna come in to make dinner. I was thinking more like "I can come in and do a lot more than make dinner..." ;) hubba hubba LOL!!!!
( us ladies on Goodreads are doing a summer read/re-read of the Fever Series and I CAN'T WAIT!!! So Excited!! Wooooo Hoooo! ♥)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I was REALLY excited about reading this book. I just knew I was going to love it. Ehhh....it was just, okay! I was so disappointed that I but it down and read something else. But b/c so many people told me I should give it another chance, I did and I'm actually happy I did so. I ended up liking the book. I really finished it so I could read the 2nd book in the series, Crown of Midnight, which I heard is, a whole lot better, than the first.
Now, I don't exactly have 10 books that I almost put down but glad I didn't, so I thought I'd do:
Books I Picked Up and Just COULD NOT finish or get into:
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
I actually read this whole book. Uggghhhh and it was awful! I was able to stick through the whole thing, 1 because it was an easy read and 2 I really wanted to know who the killer was (even though I predicted it within the first few chapters)
I ended up giving this book a 1 star rating and I do not recommend it to anyone!!!
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
The movie was coming out in theaters for this series and so I wanted to read the first book before it did. Yea, well I ended up reading the first paragraph over and over again. For some reason I could not get passed the first couple of pages.
**My husband bought me the entire series for Valentine's Day and I didn't even read past the first page of the first book. Lol! I felt so bad. I ended up trading it in for other books that I know I read and Love! "sorry babe"**
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
This is a book that I am so disappointed in myself for not liking. I love the concept of the book, I love the beautiful cover of the book, I mean, What's not to love right! Sadly I was just really REALLY bored with it. I found it to be super repetitive and really slow. I do think I will try to read this again. I have to give it another chance, I mean, I bought the sequel, The Unbound, for goodness sake!
DAMN DAMN DAMN!!!
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Okay, lets get this straight! This book is not on this list b/c I didn't like the ending like all the other haters of this book. I did not mind the ending. I question it and the reason why, but this book is up here b/c of how it was constructed. I hated how the whole series was done with Tris's POV and then all of a sudden, add Four's POV, making the book one big mess. Jumbled, repetitive, boring.... I was not pleased with this final book..
(I watched the Divergent movie and LOVED it! Shailene Woodley was an amazing Tris)
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice
I was interested in this book when a friend said I just HAD to read it. That I should read it with my hubby before bedtime. YEAH RIGHT! This book was so dirty! NASTY! Not subtle or nicely done. My hubby and I definitely aren't prudes but this book had us laughing, disgusted, and sympathetic towards the characters in the book.
It was fun, as a joke read, but definitely not something I find interesting or have the stomach for.
I hardly ever find a book that I don't finish or that isn't a 4/5 star book.
I'm constantly reading reviews and taking recommendations. They only time I get bummed over a book, is when I read a new release and it sucks. Rarely ever will a recommended book suck for me.
What about y'all? What's some books you couldn't finish or you thought was gonna suck but ended up being worthy of your time!
♥ BIG HUGS and Lots of Love ♥