Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Struggled to Finish

Top 5 Wednesday is a meme started by Lainey at Ginger Reads Lainey. Find the list of all the #T5WFamily here.

This weeks topic is:

Top 5 Books I Struggled to Finish!

5. The Casual Vacancy
It took me 6 months to get through it. And I didn't hate it when I was finished(I don't think I could physically hate anything Rowling writes). It just wasn't my type of book.

4. Shatter Me
*ducks from thrown objects* Oh, Shatter Me. The angst and my immediate hate of Adam really made this a hard read for me. Mafi's writing is poetic and beautiful but also annoying at times. Juliette was so annoying and weak and I just couldn't handle all of it. I ended up skimming through the second half of the book. But hey, I did continue of with the trilogy and ended up loving Ignite Me. So there's that.

3. White Space
This book was just soooooo confusing. And a total mind fuck. I don't like to spend 600 pages going, "WTF?" Not enjoyable reading for me.

2. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
This was my first taste of Gaiman and it did not leave me eager to pick up all his books. For such a short book it took me way to long to finish. I could only read two pages at a time. What even happened in this book? I still have no idea. Whatever, I don't care.

What are some books you've struggled to finish?

Happy reading!



  1. i'm not surprised about the casual vacancy because it is a completely different book from what i usually read. but wow Shatter Me? that' shocking and sad… i hope you do end up giving it another try in the near future!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. I loved TCV and didn't even struggle. I love dark humor and her making joke out of people, it's very lifelike and I could relate to a point, so I was totally loving it. :D
    I haven't read the rest but I heard some are a bit hard, so I lowered my expectations now.
    Happy reading!