Are you the type of reader that once you start reading a book you must finish it? Or are you the type that can easily shut a book and walk away if it bores you? Typically, I am the reader who must finish it if I started it. Sometimes this means I spend a lot of time with one book, because it takes me forever to push myself to really read through the pages. I don’t know why I’ve always been like this. There’s really only been two books I found that I could make peace with closing and walking away from. Knowing I’d never return to these books.
Very seriously no offense to lovers of these series, but…
The first book I just couldn’t bring myself to finish was Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I give the author a lot of credit for jumping into the mind of a typical teen girl who obsesses on boys. I just couldn’t get into that mind set myself. I found myself rolling my eyes a lot, for reasons I’d rather not say in case anyone hasn’t read this series and still considering it. Plus, personal preference, I like my vamp fiction to be more vicious and less glittery.
The second book was Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James. I’m sorry, but I put this one down before I got to any of the “good stuff”. This really just isn’t my genre at all in the first place. I literally picked this up to see what all the hype was about – as I know many people who are for and against this series. After hearing people banter back and forth with a rising controversy surrounding it, I wanted to see for myself. Then I attempted reading and I just didn’t mesh with the writing at all. I’m not saying E L James is a bad writer, just not an author whose work I personally can get into.
Now by no means am I stating that these are awful books. They just aren’t for me as a reader.
Have you ever not been able to finish a book? What books couldn’t you finish? Let me know in the comments below.