In my attempt to remedy my struggle to put down books I’m not really into at all, I started Reconsider or Release to help me learn to put down books (release them back) or decide it was a case of bad timing and maybe reconsider it. I will sporadically lay out my DNF books on the metaphorical table for my readers and let you help me decide if I should just MOVE ON and release the books or maybe reconsider them. So, vote either reconsider or release and maybe provide some compelling reasons for why I should reconsider or release OR at least just tell me what your general thoughts on the book were that might help me in my decision! Ultimately I know that life is too short to read books I don’t love but sometimes some books take a little bit more to get into!
Stork by Wendy Delsol
Why I Picked It Up: I loved the premise and the prospect of some Norse mythology weaved into contemporary world.
Why I Put It Down: I was listening to this one on audiobooks and just could not have cared less about the story and I found the main character to be seriously irritating. That sort of thing doesn’t always bother me but in this case I was LISTENING to it so it became obnoxious because the narrator’s voice was killing me. I also could NOT handle all of the mentions of really specific brands and things that would make it reallllyyy irrelevant in a few years. Lots of fashion-y name dropping even though I get WHY because the character was from LA and into fashion.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Why I Picked It Up: I had just watched The Walking Dead and wanted something with zombies and had heard pretty decent things about this one!
Why I Put It Down: SUPER BORED. It was choppy and I just really didn’t care at all. I know it wasn’t supposed to be a fast paced zombie story going into it but I couldn’t concentrate on it at all.
The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade
Why I Picked It Up: It sounded really cool — a girl who was an experiment (was made from part human and extraterrestrial) was broken free by a man who is now her dad and he tries to keep her safe and integrated into normal society without being found out by those now looking for her. I liked that she already KNEW she was different before the book starts.
Why I Put It Down: It was my gym read and I just felt bored by it. I feel like this one could have been a matter of “this shouldn’t be my gym read” so that maybe I could have really immersed myself into it and gotten through the initial part that I was having trouble with.
So let me know if you’ve read either of these and let me know if I should absolutely pick it back up or if you think I’m ok by just letting it remain in the DNF pile!