Hey, lovelies! Your favorite mood reader is back again with a very characteristic post. Being a mood reader basically means I spent time switching between one book to another before I find the chosen one, the one I’m in the right mood for.
Sadly, in this frenzy, there had been books that I’ve read a few pages of and then never came back to, I might finish them in the future, I surely intend to. But so far, it hadn’t happened and these are the books I’ll talk about today.
#1. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
I’ve read the first book in the trilogy and absolutely adored it, but then I tried reading this one twice and I never stick to finishing it. I’ve also heard very mixed things about the series, many people said it got bad as it progressed and I kind of lost hope of ever finishing it. If you liked this book or the series in general, give me a nudge to read it because I really need it.
#2. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I think I wasn’t in the right mood for this because I’ve read Since You’ve Been Gone and it’s one of my favorites books, but this one just didn’t feel right for me. It felt like it was dragging on for too long and I had read 100 pages and nothing happened, the plot wasn’t going anywhere and I just…well, I gave up and promised myself I’ll give it another try when I’m more patient. This hadn’t happened so far, but I hope it will, maybe this month since it’s summer??
#3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I’ve tried to read this book so many times I lost count, one of these days I’ll probably give up and just watch a movie adaptation because ugh, that start is too slow. I know everyone loves this book and it’s a classic and I was supposed to love everyone, but I read 100+ pages and it was so boring.
Can you already see what an impatient reader I am? I think it’s so obvious.
#4. Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
This one started out so good, I was super fascinated with the writing, it was so poetic and enigmatic and I wanted to know more. But at some point, I just lost interest because I was getting very confused, I didn’t know what was going on anymore. I don’t really know what happened??? I feel like it might have been caused by the fact that I didn’t know the original myth. I don’t know, I want your opinion here because I know everyone loves this book and I adored the first half of it, I don’t know what happened afterwards. help.
#5. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
This might come as a shock for some because you know I’m a huge fan of Tolkien, but this one is so much heavier than Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. I feel like there are so many characters and it feels a lot more like a history book than fiction. I’ll probably still finish it at some point because I feel it’s a huge part of Middle Earth and I’m forever in love with that world.
#6. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
why am I so horrible at reading books inspired by russian folklore???
I don’t even have an explanation for this one besides being very busy when I started reading it and then it took me so long to get back to it and now I don’t remember much from what happened. I will probably have to start reading from the beginning. I’m trash.
So, apparently only six??? Wow, I was expecting more considering who I am. But I didn’t count the ones I’ve only read a page of and then decided my mood isn’t right for said book. The list would have probably been huge if I did. I feel kind of bad even with this list because it includes some very loved books, maybe convince me to pick them up again? Thanks!
What are some books that you’ve put on hold?
Did you love books off my list? What did you like the most about them?