A Month of Faves: 5 Books I Almost Put Down and Glad I Didn’t

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Ooh this one stumped me! Like REALLY stumped me! (Thanks Tanya @ Girlxoxo for creating such a stump me prompt!) Before I get any further- the linkup for today is at Estella’s Revenge!

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

Five Days Left

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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

the hunger games

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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

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

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Oh Jane…. The Summer I Spent With Jane Austen can sum up my feelings about ole Jane perfectly!



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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

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17 thoughts on “A Month of Faves: 5 Books I Almost Put Down and Glad I Didn’t

  1. melissa says:

    I don’t know if I can list 5 but there have been a few that I started reading and it took me a while to get into and at the end was so glad that I finished it. #1, I agree with Rebecca. It was a fantastic story. I even went out and bought the movie. #2 Outlander. It confused me a little bit bouncing back and forth to the different time periods but once I got used to it, it was a great story. #3-Believe it or not, Twilight. I didn’t think I could be a fan of vampires but ended up reading every book of the series and saw all the movies, more than once! #4-The Help. I don’t like reading about people being mistreated. I read for entertainment so that isn’t something I’d like to see let alone read about but this is truly one of the best books I’ve ever read. #5-Hunger Games. This book is so different than what I normally read but my daughter was so excited about this book that I had to read it. It took me a while, I’d start to read it and then put it down but after the first 20 pages, I actually got into it and enjoyed it! Then I went back and read the first 20 pages again and was glad I did it. Well, what do you know?? I made it to 5!

  2. I loved the Hunger Games, I actually read it in a really bad time in my life because I couldn’t put it down, not all three of them, when I really should’ve been studying. Well, I have no regrets. I have only read Sense and Sensibility by Miss Austen, but didn’t love it. It was way back in High School though. I still need to get read Pride and Prejudice. I’m considering maybe to get the audiobook, but I’m not sure yet.

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