Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another TOP TEN TUESDAY courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish. Click here to learn more about this weekly blog hop. This week’s topic is Books I Had a Difficult Time With. I don’t have a long list to share because I really don’t start a book unless I’m sure to like it. Plus there’s this:
There have been some books–YA books lately–that I haven’t really enjoyed. But I don’t like to hurt people’s feelings. lol. I know that a so-so review doesn’t mean I’m not being nice. But I see it from the author’s point of view since I am one, and I know anyone who’s written a book pours his/her heart into it, and any negative words hurt–even when they are said in a kind and professional manner lol. So, I’m adopting the “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” with most books these days.
But, there are a few that I will mention mostly because it’s a case of “It’s not you, it’s me!”
Top Ten (or five) Books I Struggled With
This was the third book in this series. I didn’t hate it, but I loved Perfect Chemistry so much that I struggled with the other two, especially this one. It was no fault of the books themselves. Nothing could live up to the first one.
I struggled through this one in the series simply because there wasn’t enough Edward. LOL. This is the one where he went away. I skimmed quite a bit of this one.
I love this author. My Dream of You is one of my favorite books. I read the first installment of her memoir Are You Somebody?, but I guess I missed that there was a second part. I found this book at Black Dog Books in Zionsville, IN (Go there!) while I was there last month. But I’m having a difficult time getting into it. I think too much time has passed since I read the first part. 🙁
The Woman Who Died A Lot
I’ve made no secret of my love for Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series. Somehow I forgot that this one was released. Now it’s been so long since I read the last book in the series, I forget where it left off and who all the characters are. I’m struggling to get excited about it.
Has this ever happened to you?
The One and Only
Do this: Imagine your best friend’s dad. Now imagine hooking up with your best friend’s dad. Result? Exactly. Ewwwwww. This book should never have been written. I RARELY DNF a book, but this is one I did. I sensed where it was going and kept thinking “No, there’s no way…” Then when I asked a friend about it, I realized that oh yes, there is a way. And I stopped reading. Because ewwww. No, thank you.
What books have disappointed you? Maybe you can help me trim my TBR list. LOL