Happy Wednesday and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!
If you don’t know Top 5 Wednesday (T5W) is a weekly meme with new topics each week. Visit the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads Group for more info and to see upcoming topics.
This weeks topic is Books I DNF (did not finish). I am the type of reader that usually sticks with a book to the bitter end. I really hate not finishing a book, mostly because a part of me is hoping things will turn around. Unfortunately, in some cases they don’t. For me to not finish a book, it basically has to be so boring that I can’t stay awake long enough to read it. Over the years there has been a handful of books I DNF, and they are…
Technically I did finish this book, but it felt like a slow torture. I picked this book up when the craze over the play began. People loved the play, so the book had to be good, right? Wrong. I loved the concept of telling the wicked witch of the west’s side of the story, but the execution was poor. It breaks my heart to see such wonderful potential go so wrong.
I picked up this book when the movie adaptation hit the theaters. I maybe made it to 50% when I quit this book. It just didn’t do it for me. Even though I adore Julia Roberts, I have yet to watch the movie either… sorry JR.
I am ashamed to admit that I actually finished this one. I will never understand the craze over these books. The leading male character is a sadist that hates women… why do people love this book?!? Would you want your children to read this book and think this is how men should treat women? If you want to read a raunchy novel there are plenty of them out there. In the name of feminism and all that is decent, please stop glorifying these books!!! (End rant)
I was in way over my head with this book. I’m not sure what the issue was, but it’s possible that I just wasn’t ready to read this book when I did. I have heard people say that this book changed their life, so don’t let this scare you away from it.
Another book with a brilliant concept. Telling the story from the victims perspective? Genius! Everything was going well with this book until things just went south real quick. When good books go bad…