Time for another edition of Reshelved in which I share what books I’ve put down lately and which ones I sadly had to take back to the library unread! Check out past Reshelved posts here!
Forever For A Year by B.T. Gottfred: I had heard some hilara-bad things about this book but I decided to give it a try but within ~10 pages I knew I couldn’t do it. I could not handle the voice at all. The MC was going into 9th grade and it was too young for me and very stream-0f-consciousness…felt like reading my 8th grade diary. Seriously cringy for me. So I flipped around to see what was happening in the book to know if maybe the story would make up for it but NOPE…realized it was so not a ME book and I so would not get over the voice and just the story in general did not seem interesting to me. It was a book about a girl who wanted to be cool and not “geeky” like she had been and then she meets a boy and FIRST, FAST LOVE AND EXPLORATION OF SEX AND STUFF…but as I flipped through it was just so…boring? Not bringing much to the table? I don’t know how to explain it. Just MEH. Could have been great in showing young love but woof….not for me at all.
Our Brothers At The Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea by Jonathan Kranz: This one sounded interesting — mystery and grief and a good beach setting — but I just couldn’t get into it. There wasn’t really any reason that I can put my finger on…I just couldn’t. Didn’t really care what was going on enough to keep going and got distracted a lot but that could have been the structure of the book? Could have just been a me thing and I wasn’t in the mood for it though? I don’t really know. Don’t think I’ll go back to this one.
Future Perfect by Jennifer Larsen: I had gotten two books for review around the same time where the MCs were fat. I was really excited! I read Dumplin’ first and loooved it. I tried to read this one and, I’m not one who tries to compare books, but I couldn’t help but think how much I’d rather be re-reading Dumplin’ again because things were not clicking for me in this book. Was excited about another body positive novel but it just wasn’t doing it.
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)
I legit did amazing with my library books lately! Only one out of like 7 of them went back unread. I AM ABLE TO CHANGE I SWEAR.
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin: So in August I watched the first season of Game of Thrones and I got really hyped to read the books so I thought maybe I would just start with this book (but before that check out online the differences between the book 1 and season 1) and hold off on watching the second season of GoT. But then I watched one episode and I was like okay I’ll start reading the book after this one. But then I watched another episode. And then in 2 weeks suddenly I was starting season 5. Soooo eventually I think I will go back and read the books but I got too absorbed in the show and I don’t want to read them and watch them at the same time. But I definitely feel like I AM interested enough to read the books. I want more. I am VERY curious how different the books are from the show. Can anybody tell me??