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

May 13, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 12

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish. Each week they release a Top Ten List and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

I found this week really difficult as I hate not finishing books, even if I am not enjoying it I will force myself to get to the end. So I don’t really have that many books which I almost put down because the thought never crosses my mind.

TTT handmaids taleTTT Across the universe

TTT I found you

TTT never forget

Handmaid’s Tale – It wasn’t that I wanted to put it down, more of a I didn’t properly pick it up. It was a book I was reading with my English class and we read a chapter each lesson (which is the worst way to read a book in my opinion) I really couldn’t get into it and so after reading a chapter or two I just left it. It wasn’t until after the exam that I actually picked the book up and read it and absolutely loved it.
Across the Universe – Again, it wasn’t that I wanted to put it down, but more that I needed a break from it. I was finding it hard to connect with the main character and she was starting to annoy me. I had heard really great things about the series and didn’t want to hate it so I stopped reading it for a few days. When I went back to it I had it finished within a few hours, loved it once I got into it.
I Found You – This was started really well, then kind of slowed down and turned a little bit strange and I was close to putting it down. But I stuck with it and I’m glad because it has a really nice ending.
Never Forget – Another one I almost put down due to a character. Spoilt, stubborn and kind of annoying. It took a while but eventually she turned into a likable person and I was able to finish the book without throwing it at a wall!

Books I Nearly Put Down, Didn’t, But Really Should Have

TTT freak of nature

TTT what happy looks like

Freak of Nature – I had been so excited for this book so stuck with it even when it started to go downhill. But upon finishing it all I could think of was that there were so many other books that I could have read instead of this one. Really disappointed.
This is What Happy Looks Like – I had heard great things about this book and it sucked when things started going badly. I almost put it down a few times but stuck with it. Now I wish I had just given up on it.

. Which books have you almost put down? Which do you wish you had? .

Leave me a comment and let me know! .

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12 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down but Didn’t”

  1. Jazmen Greene

    I was totally disappointed with Freak of Nature. I’ve never read any of the others but isn’t it great when a book just works out. 🙂

    • Broc's Bookcase

      So so disappointed 🙁 And yes, definately. I had that recently. I started a book that I had been sent by an author knowing nothing about it and just thought I’d try it out. And it was so good 🙂 Love it when that happens. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. ChrissiReads

    I’ve read so many bad books that I give up on books now. I often wonder if I made a mistake! I want to read Across The Universe.

    • Broc's Bookcase

      I just hate not finishing a book, it really bugs me. I probably waste so much time finishing bad books that I could have spent reading good ones! Oh well. Ooo yes, you should read it. It slightly lacks with character development, but totally makes up for it with an AMAZING storyline. 🙂

  3. Reviews from a Bookworm

    I have seen This is What Happy Looks Like on so many lists of books people wish they had put down. Makes me so glad I didn’t end up reading that one myself. The others are ones I haven’t read myself so can’t really comment on, although I do want to start the Across the Universe series. Nice list 🙂 Here’s my TTT.

    • Broc's Bookcase

      It was one of those books that I wished I had never read because I was so disappointed with it. Plus I paid full price for it, which had now taught me to check out books before paying for them. Across the Universe has an amazing storyline, suffers slightly on character development, but definitely worth the read. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I’ve heard such mixed things about Freak of Nature, and it makes me sad, because the premise is so interesting. But if I start it and don’t like it, I won’t feel guilty about not finishing. As for Across the Universe, thanks for the heads-up that it may take a while to get into!

    • Broc's Bookcase

      I loved the idea of Freak of Nature, it made me so excited to read it. Sadly it just isn’t carried off very well (in my opinion) Glad I could help out, I always prefer to look at other peoples reviews before reading a book so I can see if I’m going to like it or not. Happy reading! 🙂

    • Broc's Bookcase

      I used to hate reading in class, it would put me off the book so much and I wouldn’t read it. And then after the exam I would just pick it up one day and read it all the way through and absolutely LOVE it! This is what happened with the Handmaid’s Tale 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  5. anotherafterthought

    That’s unfortunate to hear that your English class (re: Handmaids Tale) felt disjointed in terms of the reading experience. The novel was in my curriculum as well and maybe it was the teaching style that was different but it was definitely an interesting to have class discussions pertaining to that novel.

    Cheers,
    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

    • Broc's Bookcase

      Once class was finished and I had the chance to just read the book all the way through I absolutely loved it, but having to read it in my class like that was horrible. I’m one of those people who once I start reading I finish the book in one sitting. I hate spreading it out. But yes, it really was an awesome book with some amazing world building.