Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’ve Put Down

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is 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. I went with Ten Books I’ve Put Down.

 

        

1. Mechanica  This book had like 30+ pages of flashbacks and descriptions, so I put it down after 10%. I was really disappointed because I’d been looking forward to this one.

2. Awake  I pretty much didn’t like anything within the first 10%, which is when I stopped reading. The characters weren’t entertaining (they were either roll-my-eyes unbelievable or creepy), and there was so much telling happening.

3. Hunter – Lots of info dumping, and I was getting beyond confused while reading this. I might have kept reading if I’d connected with the main character, but I just couldn’t continue past 10%.

4. Dream Things True – The summary, and the fact that this is a diverse book, made me excited to read it. The romance felt off in this one, and some of the characters annoyed me. So I quit reading after 12%.

5. Goodbye Stranger – The audiobook wasn’t holding my interest, and the voice felt pretty childish for a middle grade character. I stopped listening after 10%.

        

6. Signs Point to Yes  Early into this book, I wasn’t really sure about if I’d continue. I kept going until I got to 31% when I gave up. The dialogue was off, and there honestly wasn’t much happening.

7. Crash – I only made it to 2% for this one. When the main character talked to a dog about romance advice, I couldn’t anymore. Also some of the phrases and words used were driving me nuts.

8. Dead Ringer – 11% is how far I made it into this one. The writing wasn’t holding my interest due to the dialogue feeling unnatural, and too many descriptions.

9. Jersey Angel  The narrator wasn’t that great, but I might have listened longer than 13% if I’d liked the story more. It was kind of weird/crass, and there was way too much backstory/descriptions.

10. Alex As Well – I probably would have read the entire book if the mom hadn’t annoyed the crap out of me. She was beyond terrible! I made it to 36% for this one before I put it down.

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

11 thoughts to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’ve Put Down”

  1. I haven’t even heard of any of these, but that doesn’t surprise me that much because I tend to only hear about the good books largely from the book blogging community. I don’t hear about all the books usually and definitely don’t hear about ones that seem to be mediocre by most people.

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