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.


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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