Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.


May 13: Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t 

1. All the Pretty Lies by M. Leighton I thought about it Sloane didn’t seem mentally mature enough for me. I didn’t put it down though, I’m not sure if I regret it or not.

2. Perfection by R.L. Mathewson Ah man, I actually did put this book down, only to pick it back up again. It was ridiculous and once I accepted that I loved it. Simply Irresistable

3. Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson This book took me back to 1998 literally. I wanted to put it down for that purpose alone. I’m glad I didn’t.

RR4. The Redhead Revealed by Alice Clayton This book gave me a cougar-esque vibe (not that I know ANYTHING about cougars). It was good cougar-like or not.

5. Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec I wish wish I had put this book down t I’ve never read a character that I hated the minute they were introduced. Maggie’s whole personality was so off every time she spoke or thought pissed me off.  

6. Fallen Crest Series  by Tijan I still can’t believe I kept picking this book up again and not just one but the entire series and although I don’t like it ALL that much, I’m waiting for the new one to come out so I can read that too… Sometimes I’m not even sure I know what’s going on. *SIGH*

7. Sweet Thing by Renée Carlino I put this down for 4 months and then I picked it up again, it counts right? I’m glad I finished. It was one of those books that filled a whole inside of me, without me having to like the MC (that’s just a bonus). Brutally Beautiful

8. Brutally Beautiful by Christine Zolendz  A long book highly descriptive book. I don’t know how I made it through.

9. Bully by Penelope Douglas I don’t tolerate bullying. But I continued to read it anyways. I didn’t like how it ended. I would have been more upset had I not finished it.

Beautiful Broken Mess10. Beautifully Broken Mess by Kimberly Lauren This is the Big Kahuna of Almost Put Down But Didn’t. I didn’t like Audrey from her brief appearance in the first book and as a result I wasn’t even going to pick this one up. But I did. And then I tried to put it down because I didn’t like her. Boy was I wrong! She was just misunderstood, we’re all a little misunderstood aren’t we. Aren’t we?!

What books did you almost put down? Are you glad you didn’t? 



8 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

  1. It’s definitely perplexing to put a book down then pick it back up again (and possibly even liking it the second time around??) I mean, I guess there was a reason why one might have picked it up to begin with…but I understand those feels of trudging through something and coming out of the tunnel with a better outlook (hopefully) than when you first left off with it.

    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts


    • Rachel Gibson is fun, I was pleasantly surprised!
      Right?! I just can’t seem to help myself, I need to know what happens next in the series. I do try not to write a review in each one if I don’t like the series though. Then I’d get asked why do I continue, and I can’t answer that haha.

      Happy Reading! 🙂


  2. ChrissiReads

    I want to read Bully. It’s not one of my favourite topics to read about, but I’m very intrigued. I found this list particularly hard because usually if I decide to put a book down I don’t go back to it.


    • I may not have liked the topic but Bully was well-written. It was still enjoyable, I just didn’t like the characters all that much haha.
      The same usually happens for me, so I was surprised when I was able to get 10.

      Happy Reading! 🙂



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