Saturday, July 30, 2016
Books We Didn't Finish - July Edition
Smoke: I was really intrigued by the premise of this story. But once I got into the book, I found myself really bored. There was a lack of understandable world building at the start. I wasn't interested in waiting it out to be clued in.I made it about 30% and gave up.
We Could Have been Beautiful: I ended up making this a DNF because I couldn't stand the main character. She was not likable and really materialistic. I knew I would just end up loathing her throughout the entire book.
Missing pieces: I tried to get into this one several times, but just couldn't finish it. I think it was the relationship between the main characters. I had a hard time buying that former reporter would never look into her husband's background in the 20-something years they were married. How could you be married to someone for that long and never want to know?
Within These Walls: I was really hoping for a good horror or ghost story. Instead I got page after page of dullness and too many pop culture references.
Blood Gospel: I have had this on my TBR for a long time. I was really disappointed to make this a DNF. It was just so boring. I got half of the way through and gave up. Even once the explanation of the Order of the Sanguines was given, I still didn't care enough to see if they found the book in the end.
The Madwoman Upstairs: I only got about 1 disc in before I gave up on this one. How am I supposed to by into a character who is studying English Literature in graduate school who doesn't like most of the classic authors? I didn't...
Here's to Us: So I'm a huge Elin Hildebrand fan. However, her latest book just wasn't doing it for me. There were too many characters to keep track of, I think. It just seemed like too much back and forth. I was really sad to DNF this one.
Savage: The back of the book synopsis made it sound really good. Once I got into it, it was just not very interesting. It wasn't holding my attention.
Burn What Will Burn: This book had pretty much the
same thing going as Savage. It sounded interesting, but just wasn't holding my interest.
Sanibel Flats: I've been trying to go back and read some old series. This was the first book in the Doc Ford mysteries. I got about 2/3 of the way through and decided it wasn't as good as I had hoped.