Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Write Something, I'm giving up on you



Call me old fashion but I just can't DNF (did not finish). As a book reviewer and a virgo, I need to read from cover to cover before I can rate it in any form. Sometimes, the ending makes up for the whole story. Sometimes not.  

1-Go Ask Alice
I hoped it would get better and the character would be taught important life lessons, but she was far too immature for that. 

2-The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater
Both MC's had too many problems to smile. I felt quite disconnected, but am glad I stuck to it. 

3-Hanging by a Thread
Sophie LittleField
Gorgeous cover and great mystery plot, but I kept putting it down due to the slow pace. 

4-The S-Word
Chelsea Pitcher
The plot lacked depth, leading to several confusing ends. Not for me. 

Lisa McMann
Huge fan of McMann -- this book not so much. The MC has a vision, then has it again, again. And again... Books shouldn't drag like that.

6-Beautiful Disaster
Jamie McGuire
He's jealous of all the guys who approach you because deep down he cares, he just doesn't know how to tell you plot gets tiring after a while. 

Rachel Hawkins
Very slow paced, but worth reading. Especially for the end. 

Lauren Oliver
Oh that ending!! I'm glad I didn't put it down. 

8-Where she Went
Gayle Forman
This book was heavy, emotionally that is. I had to put it down for a while and come back to it later.

Amy Efaw
I couldn't stand the character, even after getting to know her better. Too bad. Abandoning a newborn was a great topic to focus on for a YA book.

10-Dreams of Significant Girls
Cristina Garcia
There was no need for the lack of dialogue. Sadly, the story never picked up. 

Which book made your list?


  1. I've been wanting to read Lauren Oliver's Delirium but I'm not much of a Contemporary reader, but I've heard good things about this series. Might try it out!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Come on by and check out my Top Ten ;) Book Hangovers
    xoxo Michelle

  2. Nice picks! I ended up not liking Beautiful Disaster at all. I thought Travis was a hideous character, he's controlling and abusive and I don't get what so many girls see in him. I have Delirium but I still need to get to that book and series, I own them all so I do plan to do it soon. I hope I end up loving it! Nice picks :) Here's my TTT.

  3. I totally agree with you about Crash. And it was a short book too!

    Thanks for stopping by! Shannon @ Rex Robot Reviews

  4. I actually liked Go Ask Alice until that ending! I mean really..
    thanks for stopping by!

  5. This reminds me I never read the final book in Rachel Hawkin's Hex Hall trilogy. I need to get to that, especially if it has a great ending.

  6. okay, so I did like Beautiul Disaster, but I think i liked it because Travis was an idiot. Yeah, sigh, go figure. So i liked Delirium, but not as much as I thought I would. I haven't continued reading the series, and it messes with my OCD. I have the Scorpio Races and want to read that. I liked your TTT title... now I got that song stuck in my head. Thanks!

  7. Wow, I've only read two of the books on your list. I loved Where She Went and I really liked Delirium, but I haven't read the final book in that trilogy. I actually want to read some of these now.

  8. I've only read Delirium from your list. I enjoyed reading it. I really need to read The Scorpio Races, I have it, but I keep putting off reading it. I have seen it on a couple lists that I have looked at today. So if I get the urge to put it down, I will make sure I power through and give it a chance. Great list! :D

  9. GO ASK ALICE was just creeeeeepy. And you're SO right, the character was really immature :(
    I've read DELIRIUM, but I didn't enjoy it. This was mainly because I hated Lena.
    Great post!
    Here's my TTT: http://onceuponabookishtime.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/top-ten-tuseday-ten-books-i-almost-put.html

  10. Oh Delirium! That ending absolutely murdered me, but I loved it. I read Go Ask Alice when I was really young so I loved it, not sure how I would feel about it now. Great list!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  11. ohmy Delirium.. I actually have Delirium in my tbr list but I'm really looking forward to reading it soon since I really enjoyed Before I Fall.. and besides, I'm reading great things about it :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  12. The Scorpio Races was so slow. I struggled with it too. I liked Delirium, but wasn't much a fan of the rest of the series.

  13. I actually didn't finish After because I couldn't stand the main character. I still need to read Delirium and Where She Went. I loved Demonglass though I get what you mean about it being a bit on the slow side at the beginning. Thanks for sharing!