I saw Sammy over at We Write at Dawn do this tag, so of course I needed and wanted to do it to. She originally saw this tag on Kristin Kraves Books so make sure to check out her post to see her responses and make sure you check out Sammy’s responses as well!
If you do this tag, feel free to tag me, so I can see your responses!
THE STRUGGLE OF GETTING STARTED: A BOOK/BOOK SERIES THAT YOU HAVE STRUGGLED TO BEGIN BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE.
Can I count Lord of Shadows? I read Lady Midnight – well I did the audio and loved it. But then I tried to get into the audiobook for LoS and the narrator was putting me to sleep. The book is a freaking brick, so I have little desire to actually pick it up and read it. I keep meaning to try the audio again, but until then, I have no idea when I’m finally going to get to the book. I need to finish that trilogy though.
CLEANING OUT THE CLOSET: A BOOK AND/OR BOOK SERIES YOU WANT TO UNHAUL.
The Zenith duology. Zenith was a massive, and I mean massive let down, and I spent so much money on a signed copy. Then my dumb ass went and bought the second one, because I deluded myself into thinking I was actually going to read it. Now I’m stuck with ~$50 worth of two books that I don’t want but can’t get rid of.
OPENING WINDOWS AND LETTING FRESH AIR IN: A BOOK THAT WAS REFRESHING.
Disenchanted. I just finished this last week and I kind of knew I was going to really enjoy it, I just didn’t know just how much. From the moment I started the audio and met the MC, I was sunk, and then I met the love interest, and there was no hope for me. Lilac and Garin own my soul and I need the next book now.
WASHING OUT SHEET STAINS: A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD REWRITE A CERTAIN SCENE IN.
Tbh, I’m stealing Sammy’s response to this, since she’s the one who made me read, fall in love and be crushed by this book. Soulswift was phenomenal and an instant new favorite and y’all need to read it. On one hand I didn’t hate the ending from narrative/writer POV, but as a reader, the ending gutted me. Wrecked me thoroughly. I nearly started sobbing at work.
THROWING OUT UNNECESSARY KNICK-KNACKS: A BOOK IN A SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T FEEL WAS NECESSARY.
Can I count that novella/short scene that Veronica Roth published post Allegiant? Because that was bullshit. I’m probably in the minority when I say I liked the last book, but that bonus scene, was bullshit.
POLISHING THE DOORKNOBS: A BOOK THAT HAD A CLEAN FINISH.
Crush the King – while there is a spin off series, and I do want more with these characters, this book ended this series so well. I was completely satisfied – though a bit sad to be saying goodbye. I definitely recommend, you won’t be disappointed.
REACHING TO DUST THE FAN: A BOOK THAT TRIED TOO HARD TO RELAY A CERTAIN MESSAGE.
Okay, it’s been a while since I read this, but And I Darken. I forced myself to read that book and remember just feeling like the author had a list of checkmarks for things she wanted to hit in the book. I wasn’t a fan of that series, and never finished it.
But other than that, there are a few books that come to mind, and if a book feels like it’s trying too hard to get a message across, I’m likely bound to not read it.
THE TIRING YET SATISFYING FINISH OF SPRING CLEANING: A BOOK SERIES THAT WAS TIRING YET SATISFYING TO GET THROUGH.
Please don’t hate me for this, but Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I really only say this, because I couldn’t stand young Percy, and I know I read the books late, and that’s one of the reasons why. But I couldn’t get through those first five books fast enough.