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.

1 comment:

Marce said...

I finished Missing Pieces and don't blame you for DNF, I was disappointed, I expect more from her.

I would recommend Brother to you by Ania A, glad to hear about this one as I have considered another by her. Maybe Seed - have you read that one?