It’s been so very long since I did a Book Breakups post! I have some catching up to do.If you’re unfamiliar with Book Breakups it’s a post where I talk about books I DNF. I usually link to 3 or 4 positive reviews from other readers. You can see past Breakup posts here.
I’m happy to say that I haven’t broken up with anything recently! Some of these are from last year.
I was so super excited for this book! I preordered it and started it as soon as it downloaded. I’ve loved everything by Rainbow Rowell. I assumed this would be another hit. I was wrong. It pains me to even have a book by her on this list. The pace felt excruciatingly slow and I just didn’t care much about Simon and Baz. Their story was my least favorite part of Fangirl, so it shouldn’t have been surprising.
Here’s some readers that loved Carry On:
I started seeing this around a lot a few months ago. I had never read anything by this author and the Friday Night Lights feel had my attention. I didn’t get very far in the audiobook before I was rolling my eyes so hard I gave myself a headache. I did give up on this pretty early, but I was so angry at the way West treated girls. He was supposed to be the swoony heartthrob, but he seemed like a misogynist ass to me. Once I reached the scene where he kisses Maggie abruptly the very first time they meet I had to call it quits. Ugh.
Don’t take my word for it! Others love it:
I’m going to start off by saying that I feel like I should give this one another try. It has so many good reviews! I listened to the audiobook and I felt like it was moving so slow. I don’t know exactly how long I listened, but I gave it a good try. It felt really repetitive as well. Maybe I need to read it instead of listen. Did you love this one?
People that LOVE Rebel of the Sands:
I’m a HUGE Lauren Oliver fan so this is another one that pains me to put on this list. I’m pretty sure I tried to read this in 2014 so the details on why I DNF it are a little blurry. I think that I felt like it was way slow. I also had a hard time connecting to the characters. I was pretty sad about it because the premise sounded so awesome.
Readers that loved Panic: