TTT: Five Books I Recently Put Down & Five I Wish I Had

Posted September 5, 2017 by Wendy in Top Ten Tuesday / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! 

This week is about those books we struggled with! I combined it a bit, and did 5 I put down and didn’t finish and 5 that I wish I had… Keep in mind these are books I know plenty of people have really enjoyed but it just didn’t work for me for one reason or another.

1. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth:

I’m a big sci fi fan and I truly wanted to enjoy this! But I just got really bored and couldn’t bring myself to push through it.

2. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater:

I’m a HUGE Maggie fan! I reread Scorpio Races every year and LOVE The Raven Boys so much. But this series? I couldn’t get into it. The romance was soo instalovey in Shiver but I managed to push through because, well, it’s Maggie. But I gave up with this one. 🙁

3. Roseblood by A.G. Howard:

I was so excited for this Phantom of the Opera retelling! But I got bored and it just wasn’t worth it to me to keep going. Bummer!

4. Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer:

Fantasy fairytale retelling – should be right up my alley but this one came off really bland to me.

5. Roar by Cora Carmack:

This one is devastating because I LOVE Cora and I’ve been looking forward to this one since I first heard it announced! But GEEZ, the romance started off oh so instalovey and I tried sooo hard but couldn’t get into it at all. I was really sad it didn’t work for me. 🙁

Now for the five I wish I HAD put down…

1. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab:

hey, yeah, I’m the biggest black sheep here. But nope. So bored, so many pages and so little plot. It’s sad because I LOVED ADSOM.

2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard:

It just all seemed so cliche, like a bunch of YA dystopian tropes mashed into one book.

3. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater:

It led to my DNF of Linger as seen above… I probably should’ve just stopped here.

4. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine:

I actually just think this author’s books aren’t for me – this book just had so many things I should’ve loved though so I kept going. Sadly, I just didn’t enjoy it at all.

5. I don’t actually have a 5th! Oh well!

Tell me something you’ve put down recently or something that just didn’t work out for you! Do we have any in common? I feel very black sheep ish about most of these!



6 responses to “TTT: Five Books I Recently Put Down & Five I Wish I Had

  1. I’ve been wanting to read Red Queen for a while now but I have been seeing quite mixed opinions about it so that makes me a little wary of it. I think the last book I struggled with was Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz, even though it’s not that long of a book, it just didn’t do anything special for me.

  2. Hi! I haven’t read any of these. I don’t read a lot of fantasy, dystopian or sci fi. But when I do, I will keep this in mind to help me! 🙂
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  3. I’ve read a few books that I wish I hadn’t over the years! Forever is the Worst Long Time is one of the ones more recently that I wish I’d put down because it really seemed like forever before I finished it!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks

  4. I actually DNF’d The Shadow Queen. (…last month, I think.) I wasn’t hating it, or anything like that, I just found it so boring and I just didn’t care about the people or the story. When I realized I’d been working on it for over a week and wasn’t even half done, I knew it was time for me to give up. Which was super sad because I had been looking forward to that book since I’d first heard about it long before it was released. (At least now I feel better about DNFing it.)

  5. I’m always so torn about a DNF because there have been a few times I ended up loving the book but there are more times I wish I had just put it down and moved on. I’m listening to Splinter by AG Howard right now and am enjoying it though there have been more than a few times that I probably would have put it down if I was reading it. I’m glad to see that why you didn’t like Shiver/Linger you did like The Raven Boys. That series is on my TBR. Great list!