Top Ten Tuesday was originally started by The Broke And The Bookish, where a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is Top Ten Books I Struggled To Get Through. Like most readers, there are books I pick up, hoping to enjoy, and end up forcing myself to read. I absolutely hate this feeling, but it happens even to the best of us! This list is comprised of some of the books that have not lived up to expectations…
Into The Water by Paula Hawkins
I was so excited to read Int The Water, after being captivated by The Girl on the Train, but this just didn’t live up to my expectations. I found I was forcing myself through it, rather than being hooked and wanting to find out who the culprit was. Not a very plot driven story unfortunately (in my opinion).
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Unpopular opinion time! I know a lot of people loved this book, and I thought I would too when I was half way through the second chapter, but unfortunately I was disappointed. I was promised tears and heartbreak, but I didn’t get that at all, which was a big let down of me, and all in all, I just got bored of the storyline.
Nest by Terry Goodkind
This book could have been about 200 pages shorter than it actually is! I had to drag myself through the unnecessary detail that the author added in to get to the good parts!
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Samson
I loved The Rosie Project, and I whizzed through it last summer, but I just found the sequel to be a bit of a let down. I really hoped to enjoy it, but instead I found myself wishing it to end!
Her by Harriet Lane
I love a good thriller, and when this was first published I was intrigued, but slightly put off by the cover. When I eventually got round to picking it up, the story was so repetitive I just go bored really easily, and had to force myself to continue.
Flawless (Pretty Little Liars #2) by Sara Shepard
I loved the first book in the Pretty Little Liars series, and like most people who have read the books and watched the TV show, I wanted to find out who ‘A’ was! However, by the middle of Flawless, it just got repetitive and boring (the same as ‘Her’), so I have not continued with the series.
The Last Days of Summer by Vanessa Ronan
With the promise of a thriller, this didn’t deliver. I ended up reading a story that was 75% family issues and 25% action at the very end! It took me ages to get through it and not one that I would recommend!
Katherine Carlyle by Rupert Thomson
I’m not even sure what this book was meant to be! There didn’t seem to much point to the storyline at all, which meant I was incredibly unmotivated to read it (it took me the best part of two weeks to struggle through it)!
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
This was such a struggle to get through!When I started it, I was excited, I had heard great things, and it got off to a fairly good start. However, the further I read, the more bored I got, and it was also quite depressing at times (which was to be expected considering the topic of the book, but still).
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Holden Caulfield made me want to hit my head against a brick wall! There was no point to plot whatsoever and Caulfield seriously drove me round the bend! This is definitely a Marmite, you either love it or you hate it, situation!
So those are a few books that I really struggled to get through! have you read any of these? Did you feel the same way about them? Let me know what books you struggled to get through in the comments!
Until next time…