Reshelved {2}

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.

 

Put Down

 

The Signature of All Things Elizabeth Gilbert

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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!!

 

 

 

 

Harmonic Feedback

 

 

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly: I picked this one up because I know Ginger loves it and MUSIC RELATED is always a draw for me! Plus I love me some misfits!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of The Universe

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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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??
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Comments

  1. I am the worst about not finishing books too! I always finish even when I’m not liking it. Such a waste of time! There are so many good books to read. Definitely get Someday, Someday, Maybe again. So good!

  2. I’m with you on that when I start a book I want to finish it no matter how much I’m not into it! I think it’s so I can know totally for sure that I didn’t like the book, or like I can prove something to myself by finishing it? Either way I agree that sometimes it’s best to just put a book down and move on to something better :)

  3. I read Someday, Someday, Maybe last fall because I, too, LOVE Lauren Graham. I’m in the middle of rewatching Gilmore Girls yet again right now. I like the book, but thought it lacked some depth. You can read my post about it here: http://ajreader.blogspot.com/2013/09/Someday.html

  4. I stuck through with Half Bad, but it never quite did it for me. I don’t think you’re missing anything, if it makes you feel better! The plot kinda went everywhere. Now, Aristotle & Dante & Someday, Someday Maybe on the other hand, loved both of those!

  5. I have mixed feelings about Catherine McKenzie! I, too loved Arranged. I enjoyed it so much that I paid full price for her book, Spin. Unfortunately, Spin rubbed me the wrong way. I thought the main character was impossible to like. Also, I don’t really mind swearing, but there was just way too much unnecessary cursing within the pages for me. Now I’m undecided on whether I’ll read Forgotten. Have you read Spin?

  6. Go back to Someday, Someday, Maybe. It’s such a cute and funny read…you might want to try the audiobook, though, because then you have Lauren Graham narrating to you! Here’s my review in case you’re interested: http://mostlyyalit.blogspot.ca/2013/04/someday-someday-maybe-lauren-graham.html

    Also, I too have been terrible about Aristotle and Dante – been on my hold shelf forever. Let me know if you get it again and I will read with you! =)

  7. I’m sad you didn’t get a chance to read Aristotle and Dante – it’s so amazing. I hope you’ll check it out again!

  8. Oh, that’s a shame about FORGOTTEN – it’s my favorite by her. I started it in the midst of a bout of insomnia and read most of it in one sitting. It’s on sale in e format if you want to give it another shot – 1.99 I believe, but only through April 28.

  9. I just finished reading Half Bad. You stopped right where the story begins to pick up again. Unfortunately it then begins to lull some more, and the ending was truthfully anti-climatic for me. I never reached a point of wanting to put it down, but it definitely has it’s issues. Not what I expected, especially given the way the book started.

  10. Michelle G. says:

    You might want to try listening to “THe Signature of All Things” on audiobook or CD’s. I couldn’t “read” the book because of the same reasons you stated, but LOVED LOVED listening to it on my commute to and from work. The English accent was soothing and hit the mark for the feel of the book. ANd I was absolutely floored with the amount of research and the beautiful language and writing style that Ms. Gilbert used in this book. I think listening to it made me appreciate that aspect even more. It is worth trying it in a different modality…..there were times when I was laughing outloud….especially when the main character was pleasuring herself in the bookbinding closet!!!!

  11. I had really high hopes for Someday, Someday, Maybe because I love Lauren Graham, but I could not get into it. I’m not sure I even made it 100 pages. Maybe I wasn’t in the right mood when I picked it up.

    I will reiterate what everyone else is saying about Aristotle and Dante – read it!

  12. ARISTOLE AND DANTE. READ. IT.

  13. YES ARISTOTLE AND DANTE!!! SO GOOD.

  14. I also DNFed Half Bad, but I only made it 75 pages. I was bored and grossed out and HATED the second person. It’s so not a Christina book. I haven’t read any of the others. YET.

  15. So I definitely think you should give Half Bad another try. I read it and loved it. I thought it was such a unique take on witches and I loved the main character. You can never really decide if he’s bad or good. I love when books and characters can keep me guessing.

  16. Wheeeee! I LOOOOOVE seeing Catherine McKenzie on your list. Love love love her. Yay, awesome Canadians! Arranged is my favourite of hers. Forgotten and Spin are also good and Hidden, which just came out in the US, isn’t bad. There’s going to be a sequel of Spin (called Spun) coming out soon too! Sooo read them. :)

  17. like was mentioned above, get the audiobook version of someday, someday maybe! it’s great.

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

  18. I’ve had some books out of the library since SEPTEMBER. I just keep renewing them, and renewing them, and renewing them… The problem is, there are just too many good books to read (and a couple of them are hardbacks, which makes them less likely to fit in my handbag)…

  19. heehee, two of my newer books are on this list

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