Reconsider or Release? (4)

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

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.

Forest of Hands and Teeth Carrie Ryan

 

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 by Stacey Kade

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!

Reconsider or Release? (3)

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 or decide it was a case of bad timing. I 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!

 

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

  Why I Picked It Up: I’d heard amazing things about it and honestly the cover was so pretty! haha. It seemed easily like a story I’d get lost in.

 Why I Put It Down: Initially I only put it down because I had a book to read for a blog tour so it was honestly supposed to be temporary but then I just never picked it back up. I wasn’t super in love with it and I was around page 100ish. It’s been almost a month and I haven’t been compelled to pick it back up.

The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Why I Picked It Up: I really quite like issue-y type books. I’m always wanting to find the ones that tackle these issues well so that I can recommend them. I hadn’t read an eating disorder book in a while (not since Wasted by Myra Hornbacher) so I thought this would be a good one.

Why I Put It Down: Bored, bored, bored. Also, the MC was really irritating. That’s not always a dealbreaker for me but in this case I just didn’t care about her at all and was bored.

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!

Reconsider Or Release (2)

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 or decide it was a case of bad timing. I 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?

 Stork by Wendy Delsol

 

Why I Picked It Up: NORSE LORE! It just sounded so magical and unique.

Why I Put  It Down: I was listening to this on audio and I was just NOT clicking it all.  I was actually almost done, I believe, with it but I just COULD  NOT  care at all about the characters or the story.  It didn’t feel as interesting to me as I had hoped. Also, the audiobook made me find the MC annoying. I’m wondering if this just wasn’t a good fit for audio for me.

 

 

 

 

I Am  (Not) The  Walrus by Ed Briant

 

Why I Picked It Up: The cover. The thought of a music related book. AND UM Beatles reference! The promise of a male protag.  I don’t read many of those.

Why I Put  It Down: I just was NOT clicking with it at all. I think this may be a case of the wrong time for this book…maybe just wasn’t in the mood.

 

 

 

 

 

Sense & Sensibility by Jane  Austen

 

Why I Picked It Up: I loved Pride & Prejudice and I’m trying to  read the classics again like I  used to.

Why I Put  It Down: Bored to TEARS. I would sit t here and feeling like I was reading forever and then I’d look and it  was only like 15 pages.  It might be my current stress level  with the wedding only a month away but I just am  not into  this one. I’d like to ideally pick this one up again but I need to  hear a resounding “YES! It gets better!”

 

 

 

 

 

So give me your opinion, friends! Reconsider or release?

Reconsider Or Release?

In my post about my struggle to put down books I’m not really into at all, I mentioned that I think I found a way that might help me get better at learning how to put down a book and move on to the next one. One of my struggles, as I mentioned, is that I’m afraid of putting down a book that it’s going to redeem itself at a point beyond where I stop. Some books I really loved were really super slow for me in the beginning and then suddenly it all clicked for me.

SO,  because all of you readers are all so wise…I’m going to sporadically lay out my DNF books on the metaphorical table for you all 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?

You guys know me pretty well so I think  this will be a good way to weed out the ones that truly need to stay in the DNF graveyard and help me sleep better at night without all those pesky DNF books haunting me.

 

So, here are the rare few books I’ve put down recently:

 

Hereafter Tara  Hudson Book Cover

 

Hereafter by Tara Hudson

Why I Picked It Up: The cover was pretty (shallow Jamie!) and it was about ghosts and I love ghosts. Not real ones though.

Why I Put  It Down: I just was NOT clicking with the characters at all. I felt like I should be more excited about what was going on and I just was not.

 

 

 

 

 

One Day by David Nicholls

Why I Read  It: I had heard so many good things about and I was sure I would really love it!

Why I Put It Down: I felt so bored reading it. Granted I didn’t get far into it but I just dreaded  picking it up and didn’t read for a week until I finally just switched to a new book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything We Ever Wanted by Sara Shepard

Why I Picked It Up: It’s Sara Shepard! The publisher sent it to me! AND  because it was set near my area in the Main Line near Philadelphia. Oh and because it had promise of family drama…and that’s always intriguing.

Why I Put It Down: I got a quarter through and there was SO Much Drama going on but I just didn’t care. Not at all. I was pretty let down and started watching copious amounts of Netflix to avoid picking this one up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So give me your opinion, friends! Reconsider or release?

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