Is it another Tuesday already? Time to list some more books for Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s list is of Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit. The whole thing is again hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I decided to make a list of books I just could not finish or I wish I had finished.
Just make sure we’re on the same page here, it’s totally fine if you like any of these books. I gave them a chance and did not like them but it’s awesome that someone can appreciate these books.
1 – The Host by Stephanie Meyer: I only read about twenty pages of this book and I couldn’t read it any further. I tried to read it right after the Twilight saga and I guess it was too much Stephanie Meyer for me. I might give it another chance at some point.
2 – Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon: This just wasn’t good. I couldn’t relate to the characters and it just wasn’t a book I enjoyed. I never finished it.
3 – The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides: I found this book to be one of the most boring things I’ve ever read. What a drag but I still finished it.
4 – Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: I hated this book with all my heart! I had nothing in common with the woman and the book was so tedious I almost lost my mind. I wish I had given up on it but I kept waiting for it to get better and I actually finished it.
5 – To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway: I find most of the books from the early 20th century to be quite boring. I have not read many of them but the ones I have read seem to lack a proper plot. It seems the books from that time just tell a story that has a beginning and an end, but everything in the middle is like a shopping list, boring and not relevant.
6 – Catch-22 by Joseph Heller: This classic was just full of mumbo jumbo and I had a hard time understanding any of it.
7 – Feed by Mira Grant: This is a book about zombies that made me realise I don’t like zombies. I’m not so sure if the book is actually bad or not but I never finished it because I just don’t like zombies. I thought I did but I don’t. I don’t even like Walking Dead.
8 – Seven Sisters by Margaret Drabble: I think this book was a freebie with a magazine I once bought many years ago. I didn’t even know I had tried to read it withouth on my abandoned books list on Goodreads. I have no recollection of this book and the story but I didn’t like it when I tried to read it.
9 – Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma: This book made realise I might be growing out of the young adult genre. I read this book perhaps two years ago and I remember thinking of how naive these characters are. I’ve later realised that I actually do still like young adult books (John Green for example) which made this book seem even worse.
10 – Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: I couldn’t come up with ten books I didn’t like (I like all the books) so this is here just because I haven’t finished it yet. I never hated it, I just found it overwhelmingly huge and long. I’m halfway through and I’ve been stuck there for years. One day I’ll finish it and after that I’ll probably re-read it.