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Top Ten Tuesday: Struggle Books

Titles that I Struggled to Finish

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Spoiler Alert:

It’s about a pedophile. Seriously!
My husband saw some version of the movie and thought that I would like the book.

Um, no.

I gave up fairly quickly.

When he asked me what I didn’t like about it, I was informed that the pedophilia was NOT in the movie he saw.

Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby

I had no problems with the story, writing, or characters. I just tried to read it on my cell phone.

Turns out, I’m not big on cell phone reading.

Lumberjanes: Gotham Academy by Chynna Clugston Flores

I thought this would be more about the Lumberjanes, but to me, it was more about Gotham Academy.


Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

This was an excellent Sci-Fi book.

The problem was that I’m not a big fan of Sci-Fi in general.

Dirty Daddy by Bob Saget

This was just not my favorite.
It didn’t have anything to do with the “Clean Cut Full House Dad” having dirty jokes.

I just didn’t like it.

One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale

This was recommended on a blog or website that I subscribe too.
Unfortunately, I didn’t like the art or the storyline.


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

This book dragged and did not need a sequel - but there is going to be one!
Not bad, but I struggled to finish it.

Bear Town by Fredrick Backman

I loved A Man Called Ove. However, Bear Town was the opposite. It didn’t have any characters that I liked, and it didn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy. It didn’t give me much faith in people at all. Fans of A Man Called Ove should skip this one.

First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond

We read this for book club. Only one person didn’t think that it was awful. It was an easy read with very, very unrealistic portrayal of teens. A rip off of The Fault in Our Stars. No thank you.

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

I was so excited about this one! It was about Lizzie Borden! Entertainment Weekly recommended it! Perfect!

Not really. The pacing was weird, I hated every single character, and I didn’t feel like I learned any more about the incident.

I quit reading it.