Back to the stumpy-mcstumperson prompt. I read A LOT of good books. I have my taste in books down to a science- and blogging has expanded my taste. So, when I go into a book- I usually feel pretty ok with being able to finish it. But there are times when I’ve wanted to lay that book down and never pick it up again (note: these books generally come as recommendations from others!)
On to the books I ALMOST put down…. and am glad I didn’t:
1. Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer
Yep. Julie Lawson Timmer’s book is making this list. It wasn’t a one, two emotional sucker-punch; it was like emotional bomb after bomb after bomb going off. I DID have to put the book down for a few days to get my emotions under control.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
So, I loved the book. But the first few chapters- till shortly before Katniss actually gets to the games- well, I was so undecided.
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Oh Jane…. The Summer I Spent With Jane Austen can sum up my feelings about ole Jane perfectly!
4. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
I know folks- this is THE book that people get all excited about. I read for my book club- and seriously, the first 100+ pages could be summed up in a few sentences. She (the second wife) was insecure. We get it, we get it. It wasn’t till she started having more interaction with the housekeeper and a couple of secrets get revealed that I was REALLY into it. NOTE: I enjoy the movie quite a bit more- as it sums up the first part of the book in a much neater package.
That was 4 (close enough to 5, right?!) Can’t wait to see all the lists!
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T