Tag Archives: Tags

TTT- Top Ten Tuesday Books I’ve had to DNF

books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday I am going to be discussing books that I just could not finish and had to DNR. I like to finish most books I read but sometimes if I’m not just enjoying a book I’d rather put it down and pick up something I will enjoy than struggle on. As with everything this is just my opinion and everyone enjoys different things. So… lets get cracking!

1.The Innocents by Francesca Segal

the innocents

This is a difficult one because this book was something that I wanted to read for a while, it’s the winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2012 and runs with the tag line – What if everything you ever wanted was no longer enough? That line, the beautiful cover and I was hooked the book is a re-telling of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence and having not read that book any references to the original source material were utterly lost on me. Having said that, if you need to have read The Age of Innocence to enjoy The Innocents this book doesn’t really stand up that well on its own not for me at least.

2.The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

the ocean at the end of the lane

Before reading this I had wanted to reading something by Neil Gaiman for ages and this is still the only novel of his I have read. While this is a beautifully written book, I just didn’t really get sucked into to the world and kept putting it down and picking up other books. It’s been quite some time now since I began reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane and I just don’t see myself finishing it but I am eager to read more of Neil Gaiman’s work.

3.Dark Lover J.R Ward

dark lover

Just another Vampire novel… Look I know this series is beloved but I found it pretty Meh. There are many books in this series and to get me invested in another series with Vampires it’s going to take something pretty special.

Meh

4.How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

how I live now

I really wanted to like this book, the premise was interesting, the cover was cute and Saoirse Ronan was in the film adaption, check, check and check. It was the writing style that did it for me, I know that every author has a different voice and How I Live Now inpartcular was in the voice of the main character but it was really off putting and resulted in me putting it down (the book that is).

5.The Virgin Suicides by Jefferfy Eugenides

virgin

Interesting and creative but I found it a bit slow.

6.Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohe

beautiful creatures

This is one of those books and we all know the ones that really felt like they were jumping on the Twilight band wagon. I don’t really like it when it feels as if an author as written a book for the audience and genre and mood and fashion of the publishing industry of the time rather than just letting their creativity flow no matter of the fashion of the industry at the time.

7.Broken by A.E Rought

Broken

Broken is a re-telling of Frankenstein which sounds great… in theory. I have a bit of a bug bear when classics are retold in a high school setting. It’s not about YA because I read YA I love the genre but when books are re-told in high schools it automatically lessons the original story some how and fills it with teen angst.

Annie

8.Hurt by Tabitha Suzuma

hurt

This book has a massive twist and it would have been great if I hadn’t guessed it about one hundred pages in.

9 .Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna dressed in blood

JUST.NOT.A.FAN.

10.The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

raven boys

This is not good or bad I just didn’t connect to the plot. so, NEXT!

So that was a miserable Top Ten Tuesday if you have any DNF or series you won’t finish let me know in the down bar.

Happy reading everyone and see you next time 🙂

Liebster Award!!

This is the first award I have ever received for my blog so thank you so much 1booklife for my nomination it was such a thrill. Being nominated for an award was so nice it makes me realise that there are people out there actually reading my content and that’s a great thing.That’s enough gushing lets do this!

Taylor Swift Award animated GIF

Liebster Rules and Regulations

Liebster

Random Facts About Me

  1. I have a dog
  2. He’s called Indie
  3. I have brown eyes
  4. I am a Sagittarius
  5. I want to be a writer
  6. I am writing a novel
  7. My favourite book is Summer in February by Jonathan Smith
  8. My favourite t.v show is A Game of Thrones closely followed by Once Upon a Time
  9. I used to be a ballet dancer
  10. I love horses and have ridden horses all my life
  11. I hate most meat and only really eat chicken

Those were my 11 random facts now for the good stuff!

Now for the questions…

  • What is your favourite colour?

Pink.

Movie Fashion animated GIF

  • What are the top 5 things you would like to do in your lifetime?

Ooo things are getting deep quickly, I’m all about seeing the world so I hope I get to travel the world in my life time. My dream is to be a professional writer so if I am one day a published author I feel that would be a dreams come true moment. I have always wanted to learn to ski and that’s something I’m actually planning to do soon, swim with sharks and just live my life and be happy I guess.

  • What is your favorite song, ever?

Vienna by Billy Joel

  • If you could go anywhere, at any time is the past or present, where?

Can I not just be The Doctor’s companion? Then I could go anywhere in time and space. But as I guess that is not going to happen 😦 I am always really drawn to the past I guess that’s why I enjoy reading the Historical Fiction genre. If I could I would visit Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt and England in the 1900s.

Doctor Who The Doctor animated GIF

  • If you could meet any person tomorrow, who would it be?

Can I have a fictional if so William Herondale (Hello!) Real, actual human I would probably want to pick the brains of all my favourite authors and that list is just way to long.

  • What color takes up a majority of your closet?

Probably Black, brown, I love my Autumn, Winter colours.

  • What is your dream job?

Writer.

Tv Excited animated GIF

  • If you had the choice what would you be, a cyborg or a hybrid?

Hybrid or what? Hybrid I guess, I don’t fancy being part machine.

  • Sweet or Salty?

Sweet. I have a very sweet tooth.

  • Where would you like to travel/live?

I would like to travel to so many places India and Asia come to mind. I live in England I think I will always live here but I would love to visit everywhere!

  • What is your favourite song lyric right now?

No common sense, nobody left to believe in – Queen

That’s all Folks! Now for my questions 🙂

  1. Favourite T.V show?
  2. Favourite Book?
  3. How did you get into blogging?
  4. Do you have any siblings?
  5. Favourite Food?
  6. How tall are you?
  7. What is your star sign?
  8. Cat or dog?
  9. Night owl or Early bird?
  10. Favourite book to movie adaptation?
  11. Favourite song right now?

My nominees –

Girlwithabookblog

Michelleandbooks

Chelsontheshelf

novellamydear

RachelAlsoWrites

daytimereading

adventuresofabibliophile

thegirlsinplaidskirts

hellphiesfiendishfiction

booknerdigan

freadomlibrary

Thanks again for the nomination 🙂 x