I hope you are all having a great week so far.
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday and I hope February has been good to you. Have you read anything really good this month? I have read a few good ones and you can check them out in my “Book Reviews” posts.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
The Topic This Week Is:
Books I Did Not Finish Reading
Almost everyone I know has read this book so it was really surprising when I didn’t find it engaging at all. I think I have tried and failed at least twice to read this book but I keep getting stuck and abandon the mission entirely.
This book was publicized by a good number of bookworms on social media saying how good the book was and all what not. With a title that reminds me of one of my best Jane Austen books, I was expecting a modern day version of the same story but unfortunately, this one was totally way outside my expectations. Expectations aside, I couldn’t relate to the characters and I felt the story keep dragging on and on so I jumped ship!
This book was totally the opposite of what I thought it was about. Most importantly, from the beginning I started sensing that it was going to contain certain ideas and practices that don’t align with my Christian faith which turned out as I sensed it would be so I quickly decided to stop reading the book.
A collection of short stories mostly set in the city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, where I was born and raised got me salivating but as I read the first three stories, I found it hard to connect to the similar themes and the stories at all. It didn’t give the nostalgic feeling I expected to experience while reading the book and by the fourth story, I knew I wasn’t going to complete the book.
This one came highly recommended and failed woefully from the first chapter. I tried to skim-read to see if I could try to just get the salient points from the book but even that became very cumbersome. This one was plain boring for me and I decided to end my misery.
This happens to be one of those books that start really slow and you keep on reading, hoping that it would pick up at some point because the story is not so bad but it never does. I read to be entertained, educated and to relax. If I am not getting any of these, there is really no point.
This book had very little to do with telling people how to live with less as the title and blurb implied it was. It turned out to be a memoir of some sort which I couldn’t really relate to so I had to disembark and move on to something I would enjoy.
The last three books on this list starting from this one are books that are on my “I will get back to you again” list. This one in particular started slow and I believe that as a mood reader, I wasn’t in the right mood for a book like this so I stopped reading it. However, I would like to go back and try again and I hope it will be a different and better experience than before.
As an introvert, this book is so relatable and says a lot of my thoughts out loud. Unfortunately, in the course of reading this book, I have been constantly distracted by other books I am reading along with it and found myself forgetting that I was reading the book. This was a year ago but I plan to pick it up again and try.
I received this book from a dear friend as a gift and at the time I was open to discover new Christian fiction authors. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to read past the first few chapters of this book. However, I have later gone ahead to read several other books by the author which I have enjoyed reading therefore, I have put this book on my “I will get back to you again” list and see if the experience will be different this time.