Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.
September 5: Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving or Ten Books That Were A Chore To Get Through or Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Put Down (the theme is…books you had a hard time with…tweak it how ever you need)
This week I took a look at my Goodreads “Currently Reading” list. I’ve got 25 books on there. TWENTY FIVE BOOKS. Now I do read multiple books at one time. But 25? Turns out I’m not actually reading ALL of them.
Some I’ve finished but just haven’t reviewed yet. There’s a few I’m actively reading. And then there’s the ones I started but just never finished. They’ve remained on my “Currently Reading” list with the hope that I’ll pick them back up. I picked out ten of these started-but-haven’t-finished, and thought I’d consult with the Magic 8-Ball on their fate.
Magic 8-Ball: Will I EVER Finish These Books I Started?
OK, so I don’t actually have a Magic 8-Ball. But if I did, I’m sure this is how it would respond.
- Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint Hill
- The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry
- Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
- Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
I liked all of these books, but just put them down for one reason or another. Actually, now that I think about it, the Mrs. Kennedy and Me book was due back at the library and I couldn’t renew it. I better check that one out again.
- S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst
- The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Honestly I’m pretty sure at some point I’ll pick S. back up and start it again. It’s an interesting concept, but I just need the time to devote to this particular book. I’m enjoying The Truth of Right Now, but it’s in an iBook format, and I keep forgetting that I have it. Not a great excuse, but it’s the truth. As for the last one, I loved the “Eat” part of Ms. Gilbert’s book, but she lost me when she left Italy.
I really didn’t like The Red Pyramid and am not likely to pick it back up. I wasn’t really into No One Knows, so I skipped to the ending, and now I’m not really interested in the middle. Netflix’s American version of House of Cards has gotten so good that I’ve lost interest in how the British version ends. These three are probably destined for the DNF category.
What about you? Do you have any books you’ve set down but plan to go back to? Is there one I’ve got here on my list that I need to finish ASAP or forget ASAP? What was your take on the topic this week?
Sound off below, and as always link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one!