Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:
Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t
Another interesting topic of discussion! For this week, I will list the books, tell the reason why I almost stopped, and then let you know if I thought it was worth it to finish. 😉
So, here goes nothing!
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I Almost Put It Down Because: After reading her first two novels, I REALLY found this one to be extremely slow in its development. I got really bored through the first 200 pages. But I asked my coworker if it was worth it to finish, and she told me yes, so I kept on keeping on until I finished it.
Was It Worth It?: Yes and no. I really loved the direction she took the story, but it was just really slowly turning until the last 75 pages, when it just started swirling violently until the end.
Recommendation: Read Sharp Objects instead, if you want a dark and twisty novel.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I Almost Put It Down Because: I LOVED the first 100 pages. And then the story took a dramatic turn in style and plot, and I got really turned off by it. But I was still intrigued enough to see where it was going and how it ended.
Was It Worth It?: Not for me. It was weird. And it was rushed. AND then there was a sequel, and it just completely turned me off the book. Oh well.
Recommendation: Don’t take my word for it. Most people love this book!
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I Almost Put It Down Because: Well, to be perfectly frank, it was pretty bad. The writing was blah, the plot was Twilight with aliens…it was just bad. But I really wanted to see if it was going to get better because, holy cow, how many blogger LOVE this series.
Was It Worth It?: No. Here’s why.
Recommendation: Again, most people love this book.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
I Almost Put It Down Because: The structure of this novel makes it really difficult to invest in. AND the first section of this book uses extremely esoteric vocabulary. It was a hard novel to get the feel of, even though it was intriguing. But at the same time, I didn’t want to put it down either.
Was It Worth It?: Am I glad I read it? Yes. Because I appreciate the post-post modern style and structure. But do I really like it? I appreciate it. But the style and structure also interrupt the story. But this is a novel not about story, but about structure.
Recommendation: Read the novel if you are interested in it at all. And most definitely watch the film, because the film is freakin’ BRILLIANT!
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
I Almost Put It Down Because: The description of this book is really misleading. I was waiting for the adventurous roadtrip to begin, but it just never did. But I kept reading mostly because I loved the quirkiness and I was part of the blog tour.
Was It Worth It?: Yes. I fell in love with this quirky story and the quirky characters, and I love Quick’s writing style.
Recommendation: Read this, especially if you have read and liked Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock!
Okay, so that’s all I could really think of. Most of the time, if I don’t like something, or I am bored, I will DNF. So that’s why this list is shorter than 10. Oh well.
What books did you almost put down? Did any of mine make your list? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Love and Jon Snow, who is so fine,