Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

Posted May 13, 2014 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 14 Comments

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

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New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer: I read and actually enjoyed the first book in the Twilight series somewhat despite myself. I did not enjoy the sequels as much even though I persevered and read all of them.

Fallen and Torment by Lauren Kate: I read the first book and didn’t love it. I then read the second book and still didn’t love it. I stopped there even though normally I would make myself trudge through the series (my OCD kicks in and I feel like I have to stick with a series even when I am not enjoying it).

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Evermore by Alyson Noel: I read this entire book even though I wasn’t enjoying it. I haven’t read the rest of the series.

Desolation by Travis Simmons: A m/m romance with zombies – I really wanted to love this but didn’t. I still finished the book though.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick: even my OCD could not force me to read the rest of this series. I should never ave bought books 1 and 2 together – damn you pretty covers!

Falling for the Ghost of You: Annoying MC nearly made me hurl the book against the wall (more than once). I stuck with it to the end even though I kept getting more and more irritated.

The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel: I loved the first book The Clan off the Cave Bear so much it hurts me that this series has just gotten progressively less enjoyable with each book. I will probably still be a masochist and read the last book at some point even though it will pain me to do so.

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14 responses to “Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

    • I was exactly the same – the cover is so pretty but the book itself is just annoying. I think Nora may be my least favourite YA protagonist (even Bella is better)!!

    • I know what you mean – it could have been really great but just…wasn’t. It soured me on the whole Vampire genre to be honest (except for Vampire Academy!) 🙂

  1. I finished the Hush, Hush series and it was okay. To be honest, I could have spent my time better and reading something else! I am a pain in the arse for putting books down if they don’t get me in the first 100 pages!

    Thanks for sharing & great list! xxx 🙂

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

    • I couldn’t read the rest of the series – I managed to get through the first book and that was it. lol 😉

      I do the same but sometimes I do go back to books I have put down – it can be I was just not in the right mood for it the first time round. Of course if it doesn’t grab me the second time it’s all over!!

    • I have seen so many people say the same thing about this book. I have been lured in by other pretty covers and really regretted it but this one was the worst offender. 😉

  2. I felt the same way as you about Fallen! I loved the covers, but the books were so lackluster I couldn’t even make it halfway through the second one. I enjoyed Evermore but the rest of the series became really irritating, though I did stick with it until the end. Great list!

    My TTT

    • Yeah, Fallen was another one where the cover didn’t match the content. I was pretty bored but it wasn’t quite as irritating as Hush, Hush just…insipid and not very engaging. I know a lot of people who like the series but I just couldn’t get into it.

      I like your list. I have only read the Diviners and Game of Thrones. GOT is one of my all-time favourites so I would definitely recommend giving it another shot when you have time. 😉

  3. Those sneaky book covers that lure us in. So, it’s true what we all keep banging on about – the covers definitely hold a big appeal – so disappointing though when the content doesn’t match up. I went this week for books that I almost put down but then was so glad I didn’t! I never liked Fallen – only read the first. Read Hush Hush – but no further. Read all of Stephenie Meyers!! The 4th was not good at all. I enjoyed the first three at the time – would I like them now – probably not. At the time they felt original to a certain extent. Nowadays, I prefer my vampires the way they were always intended. Heartless!
    Lynn 😀

    • They really do – and it is such a disappointment when these books turn out to be a dud. Mind you, I have thought that about some books but when I have tried to read them again i have enjoyed them so sometimes it’s me not them. lol. 😉

      I know what you mean – evil vampires of the non-sparkly variety are the best!!

    • I couldn’t get past book 2 – never even attempted the rest. That was one instance when I didn’t let my OCD overrule me! I;m not surprised to hear the last two books were bad – sorry you had to go through that!! 😉

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