So, you all know that I STINK at putting down books…and then I decided to make a feature to lay out all my potential books to put down for you all to decide if I should keep going or not but I’ve decided that, in reality, that was just perpetuating my indecision to put down books. Rather than being decisive about putting a book down and never looking back I was all, “Um I put this down but please convince me I should pick it back up??” Basically. So I’ve decided to quit that approach and be like my friend Anna and be confident in putting down books I am not into. I also decided that it would be a fun way to tell you what I got from the library but never got to…because seriously some books I renew 2 or 3 times and I STILL never get to them. So…basically all these book are reshelved either because I wasn’t into them or because I am the suckiest library patron in existence.
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert: I really enjoyed Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat, Pray & Love, though I know that a lot of people didn’t, so I was really excited for this one! I will say the writing was amazing…just really, really impressive and, even though I liked EPL, the writing in this put THAT to shame. But I was BORED BORED BORED. I don’t mind slower paced novels but I just couldn’t get into it at all…couldn’t care about anything.
Half Bad by Sally Green: GUYS this was one of my 2014 most anticipated debuts and I just hit a wall with it. I was really enjoying at first because it was different and interesting but then I just did not feel like picking it up at all. I can’t tell if it was just a bad timing sort of thing or not but it was just making me get into a slump. Sad because it was such a unique paranormal book! (I would love to hear from someone who read this if I should try it again later! I was on page 194…if that helps).
Went Back To The Library Unread
(not because I didn’t WANT to read them but I stink at reading things when I’m supposed to)
YOU GUYS. This last library trip I was SO grabby hands and did SUCH a bad job. I renewed and somehow time FLEW and then I had like 4 days to read a bajillion library books plus I was planning my sister’s bridal shower sooo sadly these got all returned! I plan on getting ALLLL of these back out. You should check out my review for one of the library books I DID get to because it was excellent!!
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham: I loooove Lauren Graham which is why I primarily picked this one up because I know she is talented as hell and I’ve heard good things to back that up. DAMN MY TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR HAVING TO RETURN THIS ONE!!
Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz: I’ve heard NOTHING but amazing things about this one! I was hoping to get to it soon when I return to the library. A few people are going to yell at me for not getting to it yet!
Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie: I had randomly come across her book Arranged while browsing the library and I loved it (adult contemporary fiction about a girl who gives an arranged marriage service a chance) so I was browsing and saw this one was in as well and LOVED the concept of someone who goes missing in a foreign country during a massive natural disaster and is presumed dead and comes back into their life and everything has changed and people have moved on.
Did you feel differently about any of the books I put down? Or similarly? Which books should I make a priority to grab again from the library??