Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Couldn't Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is a freebie. I decided to own up to those books I just couldn't finish. I hate not finishing a book but I hate admitting I couldn't finish it more. So I'm taking a big leap and admitting I couldn't finish these ten books.

 I spied a coworker reading Cheese and Culture and put it on my tbr list. But it was too dry for me. Interesting topic though.
 All The Pretty Horses is on my Fill In The Gaps Challenge. I read about 50 pages before giving up.
Another one off my Fill In The Gaps Challenge. But I would get through The Women
I've come to the realization that I don't like most erotica. There was nothing wrong with Bound by Honor. I'm slightly prudish and prefer more chaste romances.
 Honestly, I was bored to tears by The Picture of Dorian Gray.
 I have such a hard time with fictionalized life stories. I spent the time I read Blonde wondering how close to Marilyn's life it was. After a while it started to hurt my enjoyment of Blonde.
 The cover of Bitch Is The New Black caught my eye. Unfortunately it didn't work for me.
 Tropic of Cancer was another Fill In The Gap book. I got bored quickly.
I had read an article about Barbara Hutton which prompted me to pick up Poor Little Rich Girl. Another one I just couldn't get through.
The Night Strangers creeped me out. I was reading it before bed and it gave me terrible nightmares. I couldn't continue reading it. I am a scaredy cat. 

What books could you just not finish? Did you read any of these? Any I should give a second chance?


  1. I'm a scaredy cat too and I think it's great you can step away from a book instead of wasting your time with it. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  2. I think I had two books this year that's didn't finish. Thanks for this list, I liked seeing the books that didn't work for you and why.

  3. I had the same problem with Blonde! Couldn't finish it, I was constantly on the internet debunking what I just read, even though I knew it was fiction.

  4. When you don't finish a "Fill in the Gaps" book, do you count it toward your "read" total and cross it off your list, or do you replace it with another book? Still trying to decide on mine...


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