Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down

Posted May 13, 2014 in Books / Leave a comment!


Another Top Ten Tuesday! As always, this weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish every week, so head over there if you want to join. This week the topic is:

Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down but Didn’t


  1. The Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling: I really had a hard time getting into this one. The only thing that kept me going was that J.K. Rowling wrote it.
  2. Eve & Adam by Michael Grant: I just didn’t really like this book. It didn’t keep me interested.
  3. Bumped by Megan McCafferty: I just couldn’t stand this book at all. I shouldn’t have finished it.
  4. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyers: I think you can all understand this one.
  5. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen: This was just a hard read. I’m glad I finished it though.
  6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins: I did not enjoy this finale. It was disappointing.
  7. Requiem by Lauren Oliver: Probably the worst ending to a series ever.
  8. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: There was a lot of characters and I had a hard time keeping track of them all. I’ve got it all figured out now though!
  9. Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder: I just wasn’t sure if I liked the main character. I’m glad I pushed through though.
  10. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: This one was just weird. I loved it in the end though!

Let me know what you guys think! What’s on your top ten list?


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10 responses to “Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down

  1. Nice picks. I didn’t like Bumped at all either, not sure what made me get all the way to the end of that one. I wasn’t a fan of The Casual Vacancy, I ended up putting it down pretty early on and didn’t go back to it. Breaking Dawn was very dull and that end was insufferable! Loved The Knife of Never Letting Go but I think I remember it being a little hard to get into. Nice picks! Here’s my TTT.

  2. I couldn’t get through the Knife of Never Letting Go. That is one I put down and didn’t pick back up. I’m impressed you finished Requiem. I had a hard time with they first book. I’ve seen Eve and Adam on a couple of lists today. I will definitely be avoiding that book.

  3. For me, I could at once get into The Casual Vacancy and to Pride and Prejudice which was quite a surprise because I thought I wouldn’t like the latter one. But I loved it, and aim to read more from her.
    But I have to agree with Mockingjay and Breaking Dawn. I loved the Hunger Games, and Catching Fire was okay as well, but the series rather decreased in its excitement, and Mockingjay was very confusing for me. I also didn’t like the ending because Prim died… This also seemed to me as though Collins tried to bring a dramatic happening to the story by killing her… sad.
    And Breaking Dawn is another good example for the decreasing quality of books in a series the more books are being published. Of course THG and Twilight can never be compared, but both had a very poor final novel.

  4. I know what you mean about the Casual Vacancy. It took me a while to finish it and while I didn’t not like it, I wasn’t blown away by it either. Buuuut, Joe Rowling is Joe Rowling.

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