Writing this up felt very familiar… maybe I’ve done something similar before. If so, I’m totally writing it up again!
Here are five books that are super popular, but I can’t get behind them even though I really wanna!
Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm!
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
I just feel like this one has got to be my fault. Seriously, this book sounds so perfect for me, but I read it halfway through and just couldn’t connect with the main character at all. Even still, I can’t bring myself to give up on it. I still keep this on my Goodreads ‘revisit’ shelf, because I will love this book damn it!
The Martian by Andy Weir
So, reread what I wrote above for The Rook. The same is true of this one. I can’t give up on it, because I want to love it, but it wasn’t my reality when I tried to start it. (There were too many damn equations!)
Bloody Jack by LA Meyer
I’ve heard that I should try Bloody Jack again, but on audio. Everyone says that the narrator is magnificent, and I can see how reading the pirating accent works better when listening instead of reading. While I was reading I could barely understand the characters, the accent was so heavy. It ruined the book for me.
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
I hate this book. The Thorn Birds is my most despised read in my entire reading history. I saw so man Outlander fans raving about this book that I was so positive I would adore it that I forced myself to read every single gawd awful page, and it just got worse and worse. In the end I wanted to throw the book in the fire. Instead I donated it to charity. Hate. It.
Cut & Run by Abigail Roux & Madeleine Urban
When you look at the blurb it has all the tropes I love, but the reality was so disjointed for me. I felt like it was far too obvious which author was writing what, and it made the read almost painful for me. As much as I wanted to like this book, and the series, I couldn’t bring myself to continue.