Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.

The topic for this week is: Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

I rarely stop reading a book once I start it. I push though until it is finished if it is a book I’m not enjoying. But there have been a few which I’ve wanted to stop but persevered with because when I start something – I want to finish it.

Books Which I Ended Up Enjoying But Were SO SLOW To Start:

The Queen's Choice (Heirs of Chrior, #1) Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, #1)
The Queen’s Choice by Cayla Kluver

Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

Darkfever (Fever, #1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)

DarkFever by Karen Marie Moning

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) American Gods
Soulless by Gail Carriger

American Gods by Neil Gaiman


Books I Wasn’t Overly Fond of But Continued on With the Series and Ended Up ADORING the Series: 

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare


Books I Struggled to Finish and When I Did, I Didn’t Enjoy the Ending:

Atonement Love in the Time of Cholera

Atonement by Ian McEwen

Love in the Time of Chloera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 



For some of these I put them down for over a year before I picked them up again to finish them but I think that it still counts that I didn’t “put them down” because I finished them in the end.

Any here you liked? Any here you too had problems finishing? Let me know what you think about this week’s topic 🙂 

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  1. I nearly put down Atonement too. I just couldn’t get on with it. My feelings about it now are that it wasn’t amazing, but I’m glad that I gave it a go. I really need to read some Neil Gaiman. I keep seeing his books around, but have never got to them!

  2. The Queen’s Choice has a GORGEOUS cover and my co-blogger has been pushing me to read Gameboard of the Gods! I put off Darkfever too, but haven’t picked it up again. THE LIGHTNING THIEF. PERCY. <33 Not in love with the Mortal Instruments–actually, the series got worse for me as it went on. I loved the first three books. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I had the same issue with City of Bones! I’m glad I finished it, because now I’ve read it three times over! Although I applaud you for finishing the Queen’s Choice – I DNFed at 10%. I just couldn’t get past the dryness, and I couldn’t connect to the characters at all.

  4. I haven’t read any of these, though I do want to see what I think of Souless, since I think I was recommended it and it sounds really interesting! Hopefully it ends up being a really good read!

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