Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. However, we decided to take a page from Just Us Book Blog and split the Top Ten Tuesday posts between the two of us. We’ll each post our top five book choices (in no particular order) based on certain themes. If you would also like to participate, find out the rules by clicking here.
Top 5 books that I haven’t finished because either I didn’t have time to finish it or I just couldn’t connect with the book:
1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber ==> I started reading this book but I just couldn’t go on because it was so fictional and full of fantasy that my Brian couldn’t imagine I guess. I’m going to read it again and give it a try, but it was too much for me.
2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them By J.K Rowling. I couldn’t continue reading it because of grad school, but I’m so excited to pick it up and read it again.
3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien ==> I read the first book, but I didn’t have time to read the rest. I have seen the movies though, so I cannot lie about that 🙂 (updated: I haven’t read the lord of the rings even though I loved the Hobbit).
4. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. I started reading it two months ago but I stopped because life happened!! I love the book cover though 🙂
5. Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I swear I read the first three pages and then mama called me to do some work and I didn’t go back to read it lol.
I have a personal rule that I will always read at least two chapters of a book before giving up on it because, if I’m not engaged by then, then I doubt another chapter will change things.
6. The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith ==> Don’t get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed the CW show. But there was something about the narrative voice in The Vampire Diaries that really turned me off.
7. Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer ==> Okay. Okay. I admit I went through a bit of a vampire phase. I tried to read this one at the end of high school. While I didn’t finish it, I think I would have appreciated the lead male if I had read it at a younger age.
8. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han ==> To complete this TTT challenge, I was scanning my bookshelf (I never give my books away…) and saw this one. I can honestly say I have no idea why I never finish it. I think I started reading it during a difficult semester during undergrad and just never picked it back up.
9. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin ==> This is a series that I SO SO want to read. I picked the first one up during grad school, read through maybe one chapter of it, and then got way too busy to continue. Maybe now that I’ve graduated, I’ll have time to give this series another try.
10. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien ==> I feel like this is one of those series that you have to read if you ever want to write good fantasy fiction and be successful at world building. I’ve tried to read these books several times in the past, but as I said earlier, I just haven’t had the time to really commit.
What are some books you did not finish? Do you regret setting those books aside? Leave your answer as a comment below.