Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

Hi there!

I have a real issue with not finishing books. If I make that decision to actually stop reading and put it down that choice stays with me forever. It feels like a little mini failure that plagues me! One time, however, a fellow book blogger (and I honestly can’t remember who it was) said that she doesn’t worry about not finishing books.  She said that there are too many books she wants to read that she isn’t going to waste time with books she isn’t enjoying.

This really resonated with me, but alas sometimes I just can’t give up on a book.  Sometimes it turns out to be a surprise and I actually end up enjoying the book, but other times I’m let down.  So, today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “Books I Almost Put Down but Didn’t”.  It’s going to be a mix of those I am glad I finished and those I regret finishing.

Those I Should’ve Put Down, But Didn’t

These are the books I kept pushing through thinking “Surely, I’m going to end up liking this.” Nope.

Fallen by Lauren KateFallen by Lauren Kate

The Hypnotists by Gordon KormanThe Hypnotists by Gordon Korman

Icons by Margaret StohlIcons by Margaret Stohl

Vixen by Jillian LarkinVixen by Jillian Larkin

Tunnels by Roderick GordonTunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams

Those I’m Glad I Kept Reading

These were books I wasn’t necessarily in love with when I began them, but in the end, am glad I stuck around to finish them because some of them have become books I love!

Daughter of Smoke nd Bone by Lani TaylorDaughter of Smoke & Bone by Lani Taylor

If I Stay by Gayle FormanIf I Stay by Gayle Forman

Along for the Ride by Sarah DessenAlong for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Fever Crumb by Philip ReeveFever Crumb by Philip Reeve

Allegiant by Veronica RothAllegiant by Veronica Roth

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

  1. I can totally relate to having a hard time putting books down. I hate stopping anything before I finish and I am so sure that the book is just about to get amazing. Honestly, making this list this week helped me look at the chances of the book actually turning out enjoyable (very slim for me) and just might help me stop books when I’m not liking them.

    My TTT

  2. I definitely have no issues DNFing a book. I never really feel bad, unless I’ve heard sooooo many amazing things about that book, and I feel like maybe it’s just not the right time for me and that book. But I can usually tell pretty early on if a book is going to be for me or not.

    The only book I’ve read on your list is Fallen. Yeah, I wasn’t a huge fan. I do love the cover, though :)

    • Oh Fallen…I kept thinking “Surely it’s going to get better! It can’t be THIS bad!” Oh but it was…it’s a shame because yes, the cover is pretty!

  3. I absolutely hate having to put down a book as well, BUT if I’m on page 100 or 150 and nothing is happening for me I move on! Unfortunately, this just happened. I gobbled up Huntley Fitzpatrick’s My Life Next Door. I just knew her new book What I Thought Was True was going to be awesome. It wasn’t! I actually got the point where I didn’t care what happened next!

  4. I am right there with you about Tunnels. I have a bit of an issue with not finishing books and series in that I feel compelled to whether or not I like it. But once I finished Tunnels, I dropped that series and have never looked back.
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.
    Alex @ The Book Banner

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