TTT-Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean

Well, this weeks Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie! You can do what ever you want. From a topic that you make up to a previous TTT topic, the sky is the limit!

I chose to go with a previous topic, seeing as how I just recently discovered this meme.

Just to recap, as I will do every month, as credit is due, “Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018″.

So basically this week it’s a list of my top ten DNF’s, or books that just weren’t doing it for me that I actually finished. Let’s get started!

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

I read this book years ago. Like 20 something years ago. It’s not a flex. I never told anyone I was reading it because it was awful. I don’t remember anything about it. You could be talking about it in front of me and I would go blank. It took me a year to read (which may be part of the problem) and I have since blocked it out of my mind apparently.

The Road Not Taken by Susan Rubin

The premise of this book sounded so interesting. A woman meets someone who looks exactly like her, and discovers whole new dimensions and versions of reality. I didn’t make it past page 25 when I picked it up. The book just didn’t flow and the main character just accepted something way, way to easily. It irked me.

Dune by Frank Herbert

I’ve tried to read this book twice and I just can’t seem to connect with the authors writing style. What makes this really funny is that I love all the Hollywood adaptations and can’t wait to see the new movie. I may be insane.

Crave by Tracy Wolff

I really tried to read this one, and it just didn’t work out for me. In fact, according to the blog post I featured this in, it reminded me why I stopped reading YA for so long.

Bow Legged Buccaneers From Outer Space by David Owain Hughes

This book was a chaotic mess and I did not enjoy it. At all. I’m sure there is an audience out there for this, but it is not me.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

I finished this one because I was on a trip, but I didn’t like it. It just didn’t seem like it knew where it was going. Yeah, this one wasn’t for me.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Apparently I don’t like a lot of books that are insanely popular. Go figure. I’m sorry if you love this but I just couldn’t get into this series. This is one instance where I thought the movie was actually better. I’m gonna go hide now.

The Power by Naomi Alderman

I still don’t understand how this book got as popular as it did. And this great big feminist book of women with fantastical powers is on so many best of lists. Why? I know way to many people who didn’t like it for it to be proclaimed that good.

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

This book is like if someone with ADHD took speed and had a bad trip all at the same time. It’s full of frantic energy, which would be fine, but my brain was not happy with this book. It made me dizzy, and not in the fun way.

Outlawed by Anna North

I have come to the conclusion that the only reason I didn’t like this book is because I don’t like westerns. I have no evidence to support this hypothesis, just my gut instinct. So yeah. I disliked this book.

And there are ten books I would yeet off the side of a boat if I could. Which of these would you save from the briny depths?

5 thoughts on “TTT-Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean

  1. Which would I save from the depths? War and Peace cause I haven’t read it yet but I’m a sucker for Russian lit and know when I get round to it I almost definitely will enjoy it.

    I’ve not read anything here actually but I had an ex who used to read Hunger Games out loud – and gawd was that annoying!

    Thanks for sharing your choices!


  2. I enjoyed the first ‘The Hunger Games,’ even though I didn’t finish the series. How on earth did you spend a year reading a book (‘War and Peace’) that you hated? 😛


    • I have quite a few friends who liked the Hunger Games, apparently I am in the minority here, and that’s okay with me! And I’m not entirely sure how I finished W&P, I just know that I did it. That was back when I wasn’t DNF’ing books I didn’t like and would finish things come hell or high water!

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