Monday, November 1, 2010

Trash to Treasure - October

Each month there are several books that I start to read but for one reason or another I just can’t get into them. I have a pretty low tolerance for the books I read, usually only giving them between 50-100 pages before I quit. There are just too many books to read and not enough time to “trudge” through something I’m not enjoying. However, I recently realized that I never mention them on here. So I’ve decided to do a monthly feature looking at some of the books I just couldn’t get into and why.

This month I only had one that I couldn't finish, sadly it was one I was really looking forward to.

Gone by Lisa McMann. (2010) – Read 57 pages.
While I LOVED the first two books in the series, I could not get into this last one. There just wasn’t enough going on plot wise and for the first time I found the writing style a pain rather than an asset. The aspect that I really loved about the first two (the crimes) wasn’t there in the beginning of the book, which felt like a big deal breaker for me. I’m sure it’s a good book, and I would have liked to see the conclusion to Janie and Cabel’s story. Unfortunately with the huge TBR pile I have, I just didn’t want to commit any more time to it.

Shooting Stars Mag, The Compulsive Reader and the Cozy Reader all have positive reviews on their sites to check out.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm glad that you pointed out what you loved in the first two and what was missing in this installment. Great feature :)

Ginger said...

You didn't miss much by not finishing this book. I felt the same way & ended up "tredging" through it anyway.

I'm happy to see another blogger who isn't afraid to say when a book isn't good & you feel the need to quit. I've found myself doing the same thing lately. Particularly with Beautiful Creatures. I was bored. Majorly. And I don't understand what all the hype is surrounding those books.

Amelia said...

hey! First off, if I haven't told you already, I LOVE YOUR BLOG DESIGN!!!
And I really really like this feature! It's always good to know if someone else thought a book was boring or didn't like it, because chances are I'll feel the same way, too! So that's really cool that you do this. Personally, I haven't read any books in this series. Saw the synopsis for the first and it didn't appeal to me. :P

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Katie said...

Thanks so much everyone!! I'm glad that everyone likes this. I was a little unsure, but it's kinda fun :) Thanks so much Amelia

 
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