When I read a book, I like to get taken to new places and feel like I am part of the story. Books that give me all the feels and make me fall in love with the characters are the kind that I love, and I most likely reread. Howeverrrrr, there are books that I start, and I try and try to finish, and I just can’t do it. Most of the time, I will force myself to read it just to be able to say that I did and it was awful. I thought it would be a fun post to determine which books I’d reread, and which books I (probably) won’t finish.
These books I started and tried to get through, and I just can’t seem to finish it for one reason or another.
Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee – This book was actually one of my first Book of the Month books that I received, and I really couldn’t get into it. It was just so slow, and so boring. The description seems like it would be a really good book, but I will probably never know. I put it down and never picked it back up.
The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory – I think this may have been one of the first historical fiction books that I purchased. I have started to read this one so many times, but I can’t seem to get through the first 50 pages. It seems like one that I have to really concentrate on and try to read with no distractions, but it seems like so much effort just to get through a book that I may or may not enjoy.
The Countess by Rebecca Johns – I’m pretty sure I made the most effort to get through this one. I was so excited when I bought this because it is about Elizabeth Bathory “Blood Countess”, and I am obsessed with notorious serial killers or ”allegedly” serial killers. I was hoping that this book would have more sadistic and gory excitement, but it didn’t. I actually made it about half-way, and I quit reading it. This one I may try to finish, but not anytime soon.
The Passage by Justin Cronin – I bought this because I was wanting to read something different and go outside my normal reading comfort zone. I don’t know if it was the writing, the word count per page, or the dialogue, but I couldn’t read this without almost falling asleep. This is actually being made into a television show, so at some point I’d really like to finish it even just to compare the two, but it seems unlikely for me.
Now to the good part! 🙂 Each of these are books that I loved, and that I wouldn’t hesitate to reread. I’m not including books that I have already reread, but I may dedicate a post to that another day. Four of these books are part of a series, so I’m referring to the whole series instead of the individual book.
Carved in Darkness by Maegan Beaumont – I absolutely loved this book. I gave it 5/5 on goodreads because I loved everything about it. It was about Sabrina who is a kidnap victim turned cop that never had the opportunity to face her kidnapper because he was never caught. I was hooked, and I couldn’t put this down. I haven’t completed the series yet, but I would happily reread this just to make sure I remember everything before reading the next one.
Omens by Kelley Armstrong – Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. To this date, I haven’t read a book of hers that I didn’t like. Her writing style is amazing, and she knows how to keep me turning the page. I would describe this book as in my top three, but I don’t think it would be fair to say that right now since I haven’t read the last book. Without giving away anything for those who may want to read it, this book is a different twist on the “Fae” genre, and it has a love triangle that takes my breath away. Olivia – the main character – hasn’t made her decision about who she chooses yet, so I don’t feel bad in saying that I’m team Gabriel all the wayyyy. 😀 Please read this one. If I had to recommend just one of these, it would be this one.
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole – I started this series years ago, and it was very different that what I had read before. It was supernatural (I think.. would you call it that?) and had a dystopian (maybe near future..) setting. I’m not really sure how many books are in this series, but I think I have read the first two. I have the third sitting – UNREAD – on my bookshelf, and I want to get around to reading it. Before I do, I know I would have to go back and reread the first two because I forgot a lot of the details. I don’t mind rereading it though because I do remember that I loved it. I wouldn’t say I stayed up for nights reading this because I’m pretty sure I finished it within a day.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – Again, I am including the entire series as one that I would reread. I loved it, and I think I finished the whole series in a span of a week. I loved it. Rose was a bad ass heroine, and Dimitri completely stole my heart. There for a while, I really wanted to fall in love with a Russian guy (Sorry, Kevin) just because he took my breath away lol. I think it’s pretty normal to fall head over heels for a fictional character.. right? He is like my all-time FMCF (fictional man crush crush #letsmakeithappen). Anyway, this book was great. I read it during the vampire craze of the 2000s, so I wonder if I read it again since I am older and the trend has died down if I would still enjoy it… Probably. Dimitri. ❤
Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson – This one is the most recent book on this list that I have read. I devoured it. Lunch break at work? Check… Waiting on Kevin Ray to get pump gas? Check… Putting off putting my pants on in the morning, so I can read this book…? Checkkkk! It was told in multiple POVs, and it kept you guessing the whole time. This one is a stand alone, but I wish that it would be part of a series because I don’t want it to be over. I probably should have done a whole review on this because I have so much to say about it. The twists… the killer.. the leader of the cult… OMG, there’s a cult? Why yes, darlin’. Buckle up for an intense thrill ride that will throw you through loops that you didn’t even see coming. I loved it. RECOMMEND this one too! I had never ready anything by Lisa Jackson before, but I probably will now. I would love to reread this knowing what happens, just to see if there were clues that I didn’t catch before.
So, that is all for this post. I think I will try to post these every so often because they let me relive my love and hate for these books. Let me know if you have read any of these and let me know if I should give any of the ones I didn’t finish another try or let me know that they aren’t worth it. 🙂