Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving or Ten Books That Were A Chore To Get Through or Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Put Down (the theme is…books you had a hard time with…tweak it how ever you need).
The Ones I Kept at and Ended up Glad I Did
Several times on Twitter I’ve read comments about giving up on Beartown. I gave it a little thought, but I’m very, very glad I stayed with it. Here’s the post on why I loved it.
I ended up liking this book in spite of a few difficult moments. You can read my full review here.
The Ones I Wished I’d Tossed Back, But Didn’t
I’m a fan of Lisa See’s, but this one….. My review.
No matter what the critics said, it just wasn’t for me. My review.
I so wish I’d listened to my inner-reader’s voice and tossed this back. I tried it in both print and audio and DID finish it. Here’s my review.
The Ones I Gave up on and Didn’t Look Back
I gave this one a SECOND chance! But SPOILER!! When a victim of incest has to make her own “organic” condom and justifies enduring the abuse to pay for her education…..AND that wasn’t even a NAZI atrocity (the book is about Nazi treatment of non-Jews the Third Reich didn’t want)…. I threw it back. I wanted to hurl it out the window and keep driving, but it was a library copy. Who decides that stuff like this “adds” to a story?
I had a variety of reasons for throwing these three back. You can read my post on “why” here.
The adults whining got too much for me. I didn’t bother with a review. I’ll give her work another try though. It just wasn’t the right story for me at that moment.