Books I Struggled To Read
I’ve always been big on trying to finish a book. I don’t know what it was, but I just couldn’t do it, I couldn’t leave it unfinished. For a long time, I knew what I liked and I didn’t stray much. But, this year I am testing the waters. Some are paying off and other times… And if you gave me this topic a year ago, I would have struggled a lot more than I did today picking books.
So today, I thought I would share some of the books that I’ve really struggled to finish and pushed through, but really didn’t like it.
Paper Princess by Erin Watt: Paper Princess is a story of survival, rags to riches and how money can’t buy you everything. I was really looking forward to this one. I really enjoyed When It’s Real when I read it a couple of weeks okay. But I was utterly disappointed with Paper Princess. I wasn’t a massive fan of the writing, nor the characters. I felt at times that all I wanted to do was give up. In saying all that, I will read more into this series as the ending did give me hope.
The Long Ride Home by Tawni Waters: The Long Ride Home is a heartbreaking tale of survival, teen pregnancy, and grief. However, I was unable to connect with the story like I wanted it and I wasn’t a massive fan of the protagonist. I just felt very disconnected with her. The writing style also really wasn’t for me and I struggled to get through.
Charisma by Jeanne Ryan: This one explores changing yourself to fit it and how that can tear you apart. It was slightly instalovey, and I felt that it was hard to connect with the protagonist as she was whiny and standoffish. The writing was crash hot and I hated that they ‘fixed’ shyness. Again, I did finish it.
Lisette’s Paris Notebook by Catherine Bateson: Overall, Lisette’s Paris Notebook was not for me. It explores family, friendship, and romance. It had a protagonist that felt too young to be eighteen and a plot that dragged on. I was expecting and wanting more from Lisette’s Paris Notebook.
Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers: Firstly I was intrigued by the end, I felt like a fish out of water. I felt there was no arc in both the protagonist and the plot. There was so much potential to make such a good read, but it didn’t reach that for me.
The Leaving by Tara Altebrando: The Leaving explores what happens when people return having no memories of where they have been. I didn’t like most of the characters and the writing style hindered my reading, however, the plot kept me reading.
And that is it for this post? What are some books that you struggled to read? Do we share any that’s the same? Let’s Chat!