Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:
Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t
So here we go:
1. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
See my review. I kept reading for the writing mostly and to see how it would all play out.
2. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
This is written in Scottish dialect. Yeah. It’s pretty hard to read at first, especially since I was reading it before I went to Scotland and, therefore, before I’d actually heard much of the Scottish dialect. I’m really glad I pushed through it, because once you get used to it, it’s a great read.
3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
I’m sure you can guess why. Again, glad I didn’t.
4. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
There were just a lot of things that I wasn’t expecting, I guess. It wasn’t how I thought the world would be explained. But I am glad I finished it.
Here are some books I DID put down but want to try again:
5. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
I COULD NOT get into this book the first time. I read at least 50 pages and was just bored.
6. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I know so many people love this book, so I need to try again sometime.
I know, you’re all probably shocked I haven’t read this since I’m a HUGE nerd. I’ve read The Hobbit. I tried reading the trilogy when I was in, like, middle school, so I just need to find time to try them again.
So I don’t usually give up on books (or I hate a book so much that I do give up and don’t care to pick it back up), so I can’t think of a full list.
What are some books you almost put down but didn’t? Or did put down but want to try again? Link me to your TTT so I can check it out!