I first saw this idea on The Story Siren and Kristi is awesome and said I could use it!:) I really do try to finish every book that I read, but I also give myself a 50 page rule (or longer depending on the length of the book). I really do believe that there's a book for every reader and sometimes a book just isn't for me-or it's just not the right time. And I tell my teens all the time that if you're not liking a book, don't spend your time on it! Don't force yourself to finish something that you're not enjoying-why would you like reading if you did that? So here's some recent reads I'm just not into. Just because I couldn't get into this books doesn't mean you should pass on them. Give them a try and let me know what you think! (My teens love challenging me on books!)
Greek: Double Date by Marsha Warner
-Ok, so maybe this one wasn't for me because I haven't seen the show. And you know, normally I don't mind Christian stereotypes in books, but for some reason the Christian character in this book really annoyed me-and honestly they were pretty nice to him so I don't know what it was. I guess I just get frustrated at times by media portrayal of Christians-I'm totally not like that but call myself a Christian. So my frustration made me put this one down. But I think fans of the show would probably like it.
Nonna's Book of Mysteries by Mary Osborne
-I was really excited about this one-I loved the magic/history premise. But I found it to be too slow for what I wanted at the time. (I can have very picky reading tastes and a book has to match my mood!) I'm hoping I can get some of my teens to review this one for me and I might pick it up again if the mood strikes.
The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
-Again, my picky mood came into play. I can only handle so many sad books. And once I realized this was going to be a sad book, I just couldn't finish it. I can only do so much sad book at a time and I recently read another one that tore out my heart strings. This one is going into the hands of my teen who loves Nicholas Sparks and eats up anything sad-she'll love it I'm sure!
The Julian Game by Adele Griffin
-I don't know why this one didn't work for me. The flow of the chapters and story just didn't seem to work. But I keep reading great reviews, so I'm going to have to give this another shot sometime. And it's another one I'm adding to my teen review collection and I'm eager to hear their thoughts!
Have you read anything recently you just weren't into?