Tuesday, January 30th 2018 Bookish
There’s nothing worse than wasting your precious reading time on a book that is sub-par. This has happened to me too regularly for me to be okay with it – I have gotten stuck reading a book because I was worried that it was going to get better and I was going to miss out! But I think this year is the year that I stop reading something if it is not bringing me joy. I won’t have enough time for that once I’m a mom!
(I did actually do this at the tail-end of last year; I stopped reading Long May She Reign and Damaged Like Us somewhere in the middle because they just weren’t grasping my attention enough! It sucks to feel like a quitter, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do sometimes.)
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl!
My Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Read (& Wasted My Time On!)
Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel – I did not connect with the main character at all. Hated her, actually.
Forgiven (Angels of Affection #2) by Carly Fall – The first one was ‘meh’, so I don’t even know why I picked up the second. But it was worse. Not my cup of tea.
Stay Awhile by Gia Riley – I read this one recently, but I’ve already forgotten what it was about because it wasn’t that good. At least it was short.
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – A girl and her uncle with AIDS, and after he dies, she starts hanging out with his lover. Just wasn’t my thing.
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn – Can’t really remember what this one was about, to be honest.
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson – Also can’t really recall that plot of this one, but I rated it low…
The Fever by Megan Abbott – This was a thriller-type, I think, but didn’t hold enough thrills for me.
The Education of Victoria by Angela Meadows – Basically one giant porno. Yes, worse than Fifty Shades of Grey. Don’t know why I read the whole thing… O.o
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger – I read this one in high school. HATED IT. 11 years later, and I still regret reading this book. I can’t tell you why, because c’mon, it was 11 years ago! But I just remember hating it. (To rub salt in the wound, I had to write a book report on it.)
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1) by E. L. James – Yep, I gave into the fad of reading this one. (I had to know why everyone was picking it up!) I managed to read it all, but I just couldn’t handle Ana talking about her ‘inner goddess’ anymore! Ugh! I think maybe I read a little bit of the 2nd book before I said screw it and moved on – forever!
What books do you regret reading because they wasted precious reading hours for other amazing books out there? Have you read any of my picks and actually liked them? (Or hated them along with me?)
This has been a Rosie Writes Things production. Tuesday is back, and with a vengeance! It’s time to put on her big girl work pants, drink a cup of stimulating coffee, and go to work like a functioning adult, even though she desperately wants to crawl back under the covers and avoid the world because EVERYONE is getting the flu and she’s a bit terrified… Wish her luck.