Friday, June 23, 2017

Tea Party Talk: 5 Books I Will *Eventually* Finish

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Over all these long years of blogging, there's been many books that I have started reading and ended up putting down.  Some, I just didn't like and decided I didn't want to force myself to continue reading something I just absolutely didn't enjoy, others, I just got too busy or distracted and ended up putting the book on hold.  Why didn't I just pick those books up again once I was less busy?  Who knows.  More likely than not, there was probably a brand new, shiny book I had got that was calling my name from the book shelf. 

So many books are sitting on my shelf, half read and sad.  Books that I was so excited to finally get my hands on and read!  Those are the books that I want to *eventually* get back to and finish.  And these are a few that I want to finish more than the others! 

1. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake 
I stupidly started reading this one during midterms a couple quarters ago.  What I read, I liked, but I just got so swamped with work and essays and classes that I ended up putting it down for weeks.  By the time I was back to my regular, less busy schedule, I had forgotten most of what I read and just wanted to start another book.

2. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Oh my gosh, I loved the first book in this series, The Raven Boys.  It was so good, the characters were so amazing, and I was desperate to continue the series.  But when I finally got my hands on this one, I was (surprise, surprise) busy with school.  I ended up reading about halfway before I had to take a break to focus solely on homework and my studies.  When I had time to read it again, I couldn't recall some of the details and knew I would have to start all over.  I plan to finish reading this (and the rest of the series) this summer! 

3. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller 
I just . . . wasn't feeling this one when I began reading it.  I found myself not really wanting to pick it up and being more excited to read other things.  But I think this is mostly because of the reading mood I was in.  I was more inclined at the time to read a light contemporary and this didn't really fit that.  So, I want to give it a fair chance and read it when I am more excited for it. 

4. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan 
I love this series so much and I love Rick Riordan and Percy but I kept losing interest in this one.  It was so long and the chapter that didn't have Percy in it just . . . didn't interest me enough.  I like the new characters introduced but I don't think anything will ever beat out Percy for me.  I want to eventually finish this book and the rest of the series, I just need to find the time and motivation to do it.  

5. The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski 
I have this whole series and the first book, while I had some problems with it, was ultimately one that I enjoyed.  The whole series is sitting on my shelf so I definitely plan on finishing it one of these days.  I started this one and just found myself uninterested with the characters at the time.  I plan on picking it up again soon (and hopefully feeling more motivated to read it then)!

What books or series have you started but never finished?  Are there any you plan on getting back to?  How do you feel about the books I've listed?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

1 comment:

  1. I never finished Three Dark Crowns either, I just got bored with it. House of Hades was good, but I agree about nobody ever being Percy. I did really enjoy Daughter of the Pirate King though, so hopefully you get back to it when you are in the right mood. Alosa is just so fun.


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