This week’s topic is about book that we gave up on. It is very rare for me to not finish a book because I don’t think that I can talk about a book if I have not read it unteil the last word, but sometimes and for different reason I just can’t bring myself to do it.
My three mains reasons are :
- the book is awful, really badly written and I just wan’t to throw it in a bin.
- the book is just boring and I am not enjoying it at all.
- the book is not bad but it’s just not the right time for me to read it and I may start it again another time
In the list below, you’ll find a book for every of the reasons above
- Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
For me it was just the case of “this book is horrendous”. I hated it. Every pages of it was awful and I am so glad to have DNF it because, oh god, it was terrible. I usually like to read New Adult book but this combined all of the clichés of the genre with horrible writing style into one thing… I think I gave up on it pretty late (somewhere around 70%) and probably should have done it sooner.
- The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy
I received this book from Netgalley and I started it during October and I just couldn’t. It was not quite as bad as Fallen Too Far but it was not well-written and the clichés…. I felt like I had read this story thousands of time before. I’ve heard that the ending was good but I forced myself to continue twice and can’t do it. Also the main character was the dumbest person ever.
- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
This book wasn’t bad, it was just boring for me. I enjoyed the first book in this series, Shadow and Bone but I did not love it and the second installment was pretty much the same for me. Also I’ve heard mixed things about the last book of the trilogy so I decided to drop it. I might read Six of Crows though, because it sounds pretty interesing !
- Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
Here again, the book wasn’t bad but just boring. I think I read the first third of it but I was always thinking about other stuff to do while reading it and I didn’t care at all. The magic system was interesting though.
- Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
A case of “it’s not you, it’s me”. I enjoyed this at first but then I was bored by some passages and I decided to put this aside. I still feel guilty about this so I think I will probably give it another try because I really enjoyed the tone of it. We shall see.