TGIF is a fun post created by Ginger at GReads. It’s to recap what you’ve posted about through the week and then Ginger asks a fun question. I enjoy reading Katelyn's so much I had to find out how to join.
This is my first attempt, so I hope I’m doing it right!
Blogger Confession: What's the last book you could not finish? (or had a hard time finishing?)
There have only been 3 books that I've had a hard time finishing or wanting to finish and none of them have been YA! Go figure.
The first was Revolutionary Road. I struggled getting into the book and ended up watching the movie when I was about half way through. Knowing how the movie ended I could not finish the book. I gave it away.
The second was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It took for. Ever! to read through that book. Once I got 3/4 of the way in it picked up and became interesting but it was just so long in the beginning. I have yet to read the second in the series. I'm not saying I won't, just not right now.
The last book I read and struggled finishing was "Red Riding Hood". I haven't seen the movie, but in my opinion they should have left well enough alone and not ventured into book format. I'm a firm believer in reading a book before watching the movie, it blew up in my face. One lazy Sunday I decided to give it a whirl, hoping to finish it that day. Lucky me it didn't take long at all to read. Why? Because I skimmed. After a few chapters of confusing point of view and an absurd amount of over abundance descriptions—yeah, like that—I stuck to dialogue and skimming. I just could not make myself read it word for word. Then you get to the end. Except, it's not the end. You have to go online to read the last chapter! It took me a month before I went online to read the ending. I just didn't care enough how it ended to rush right over. I read it and that was that.
The only book I would recommend of these three is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but with a huge disclaimer saying it's tough to get into.