Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn't
1. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige- At first I really wasn't feeling this book. It was boooring and the writing seemed sub-par. But it got better.. and by 3/4 of the way through I was hooked.
2. Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt- This book takes some getting used to. It's really gritty and the M/C has a voice that is very different from any character I've read. I really ended up loving it.
3. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr- I really didn't like Jill's mother. Actually all the characters were pretty unlikable. But I was able to appreciate the subject-matter and get over the fact that the characters acted like a-holes a lot.
4. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella- This might sound weird, but if I'm going to read a book set in England, I need to be in the mood for it. I saw the movie of this first and just assumed the book would be New York. I obviously didn't read the synopsis. So when there was all that Brit slang in there I was ready to DNF it. BUT dude Sophie Kinsella is so funny... so I ended up laughing my ass off instead.
5. Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo- At first I was like where can this go?? A 15-year-old CANNOT date a 21-year-old. But then we got Chris's POV and I started crying... This book was awesome.
6. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen- Not going to lie I almost quit this book. It was about a girl who wanted to go to Brain Camp... and I was like **yawn**. But it's Sarah freaking Dessen... it got better.
7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson- This book starts out SO SLOW!!! The first 20 pages are among the most boring I've read. But it got better, and I loved this series!
8. Dare You To by Katie McGarry- I thought I would LOVE a story about Beth. I mean I loved her in PTL! But I was not feeling her story at all. And I wanted to quit, but I pushed through because of how much I did love PTL. Kind of wish I didn't though :(
9. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfeld- Ughh this book was hard to read. It was SO adjective heavy. There wasn't a lot of plot and the m/c bugged me. I finished it... and it was OKAY, but not great.
10. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta- I know a ton of people who love this book, but I wasn't one of them. The beginning of it is SO confusing. Who are these people? So, so many people!! I was confused for the first 1/3 of the book and so ready to give up. I ended up finishing it (barely)... but I did not like it.
It's weird how some books you think you want to quit and if you push through they get better... but a lot of them never do. It's probably better to DNF if you are really not liking a book. I just have this No-Quitter mentality that makes it really hard for me :)
Which books made your lists??