Top Ten Tuesday

The Last 10 Books I Abandoned

Top Ten Tuesday by thatartsyreadergirl
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Join us every Tuesday to see MBJ’s Top Ten Listicles!

This weeks theme: The Last 10 Books I Abandoned

Most of these books have been abandoned not because I didn’t like them but because I didn’t have time to read them or I wasn’t in the mood to read that particular genre. I intend to pick them up again, and they still have a place on my TBR…

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The Bone Ships
by R. J Barker

I started this fairly large fantasy novel (that I bought because I liked the cover) right before an exam period. I quickly realized that my timing was way off and that this book would have to be put aside. I was excited because I was on a dragon book kick at the time, and this book apparently has them, not that I got that far.


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Heir Of Fire
by Sarah J. Maas

I found the mini collector’s edition of this series at Chapters Indigo, and they were so cute that I bought them all as soon as possible. I then ran out of steam about 5 pages into this book. I read all three of the previous books, one right after another but was just overloaded. I can’t wait to get back into the series, though, because I was enjoying it.


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by Therese ONeill

This book was hysterical, debunking the myths perpetrated by Victorian romance novels. I intended to read a little bit each day, but it fell by the wayside, ironically favouring romance novels.



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the witch doesn’t burn in this one
by Amanda Lovelace

So this book I purchased because I found the title compelling, not knowing that this is some intense poetry. I found moving and relatable what I read, but I had to take a break from all the emotional intensity and a little heartbreak.

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Fix Her Up
by Tessa Bailey

Another book I picked up because of its cover. To be perfectly honest, I’ve read bits and pieces of this book in the incorrect order, just never when I’m in the right mood. It remains on the nightstand/book cart because it’s super cute and one of my favourite tropes.




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The Proposal
by Jasmine Guillory

I read her first book (The Wedding Date) and loved it. So when the COVID-19 lockdown started, I borrowed it from my public library’s app but forgot about it. So, unfortunately, it was returned for me.




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A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas

With two books on this list authored by Sarah J. Maas, it seems like I don’t like her. However, this is merely a coincidence. This book was partially abandoned because I bought it as an Audiobook and partially because I had school work.




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The Book Thieves
by Anders Rydell

Another Audiobook, this one borrowed from the library. It was really interesting, but once again, school got in the way.





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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
by Kate Summerscale

This Audiobook was abandoned because of the narrator. Sometimes, the narrator makes all the difference in my enjoyment of an audiobook, and this one didn’t do it for me.




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Good Omens
by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

So, I really wanted to read this book. I love Neil Gaiman, and the synopsis sounded interesting. Unfortunately, the format I chose (Audiobook) was not conducive to my enjoyment. The perspectives switched too often for me to keep track of just by listening. I can’t wait to read it another way.

 So those are the Last Top Ten Books I Abandoned, what are yours? Let us know in the comments.

Happy Reading!

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  • Reply
    May 13, 2020 at 22:52

    I skipped The Proposal because i heard it wasn’t great. I did like Fix Her up, but the book after that was way better.

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      May 18, 2020 at 21:56

      I’m glad to know that Fix Her Up is good, I got that sense but didn’t really get very far.

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    May 12, 2020 at 21:35

    I’m a mood reader, too, so I totally understand DNF’ing something you intend to go back to someday.

    Good list.

    My TTT .

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      May 12, 2020 at 22:26

      Doesn’t it suck getting halfway through book and them realizing that you want a romance instead of a fantasy or a mystery instead of nonfiction.

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