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30 Days of Books: Day 12

First things first (before I get to Top Ten Tuesday!)

30 Days of Books: Day #12

A book that disappointed you…

Well, I’ve made a few mentions which are now my “go-to” books that I’ve been disappointed with (Wicked, Shatter Me, Murder Is Binding), but I’m going to go with something new today. Since I read so much, there are the times when I’m not happy with a book. Hey, it’s gonna happen. Not everyone will like everything as we all know.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

After seeing such great ratings for this book, and back in the day when GoodReads bookswap was still open and countless people were requesting it, when I finally snagged a copy I was like, “Yes! I can finally read this book that so many people have been going nuts over!”

So in the beginning I was like, “Okay, interesting concept. I can follow” and then little by little, interest started to wane. I felt like the story wasn’t really moving. There were plenty of characters and little side stories, anecdotes, etc. Somehow it just wasn’t keeping my attention. I was over 250 pages in and the end was no where in sight. I don’t have a problem with reading long books, but for me, this one wasn’t going anywhere.

One day I got another book that I was really excited about so I put The Book Thief down and read that one instead… And I never picked it up again. I just couldn’t bring myself to keep pushing through over half a book left when I wasn’t enjoying it. So to the bookswap it went. I gave it two stars for what I did read and left it at DNF. What a bummer!