As they say, not every book is for everyone. There was a time in my life when I felt that I absolutely needed to finish whatever book I started, no matter what. However, as my reading preferences developed and I started reading quite consistently, I eased up on the need to finish every book. It’s rare that I don’t but sometimes it just doesn’t work out. It’s not that it’s a bad book, but in some way it just did not work for me. I always find it interesting to hear about not only what books people love, but also what books they did not connect with. So, here are five books that were not my cup of tea:
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
This is not a book I rushed to read, not even during the height of its hype. At some point I came across it on a shelf at the library and thought I would give it a go. As most of you know it is split into three parts, the first of which I found really gripping and could not put down. During the second part however, it became a different book and I struggled to continue. At a certain point I just stopped caring about the characters or knowing what happens and had to call it a day.
2. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
The premise of this book really appealed to me and I looked forward to reading it. Usually there are a mix of reasons that contribute to a book being disappointing, however with this one I can point to one specific thing; the mother character. By far one of the most irritating and ridiculous characters I have come across. I guess it was supposed to be funny, amusing, and add humour to the plot, but for me all it did was not only distract from the story but completely overwhelm it. I kept waiting for Audrey’s story but with the mother’s erratic behaviour taking centre stage for way too long, I had to close the book on this one. Continue reading “Five Books I Did Not Finish”