So far this year I have read 76 books. There are lots of books I have been meaning to read but didn’t start and also books I started but never finished. I am choosing 5x books I started but didn’t finish this year and giving you the reasons why.
1.Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
This book was everywhere at one point then made into a film. I tried to read it and I just could not get into it at all, I wasn’t finding it funny and there were so many characters I couldn’t really keep up or get what the story was about. So I gave up on this book. Not sure if I will try to read any more of it.
2. The Bees by Laline Paull
The concept of this book really intrigued me, it is about a colony of bees but think more Handmaiden’s Tale, Animal Farm; so a dystopian bee world about hierarchy and women’s rights. I just couldn’t get into it much. I couldn’t really imagine the bees and found the storyline difficult to follow. I would like to pick this one up again and give it another go thought.
3. Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I picked this as a choice at my local book club, everyone loved it and I was the only on who never finished it. I just didn’t enjoy it at all, maybe too YA for me, I felt like it was the same old same. I have only heard amazing things about it though, maybe it was hyped up too much for me. I got half-way so may finish it at some point.
4. Ma’am Darling by Craig Brown
I got this book in a Reading In Heels box a few months ago. It is all about Princess Margaret’s life. I love the Royals and find Princess Margaret a very interesting unique and quirky lady. I think what put me off this book was how random it was, there seemed to be no chronicle order of her life just a story here, facts there, more anecdotes and tales of her young, old, middle aged. So I found it hard to stick with but I think it’s one of those books you can pick up and put down a lot and keep learning from.
5. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
I have every intention of finishing this book. I think I got distracted with other things and I felt this book needed time and concentration. Her story is amazing and she is such an inspirational woman so this will be picked up and 100% read by the end of next year!
If you think I should finish any of these books let me know. I don’t often give up on books but for some reason I did with these, I don’t want to miss out on something great if you think I should give it another chance let me know! Katie x