Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: I Almost Put Down But Didn't

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - There was a moment at the beginning of this book the first time I picked it up when I thought that I wasn't going like it, but I was so wrong.  And I'm so happy I continued to read it.

2. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick - This book is strangely beautiful and it tackles a couple really tough subjects. (These kind of books are often favorites of mine.)  This one I listened to and the rental expired before I could finish, so I almost didn't renew it, but I couldn't help myself.  I needed to know how the story ended.  

3. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan - I wanted more Percy Jackson when I finished Riordan's first series and I thought this series could give me more.  I almost put down this book because the characters weren't the characters I came to love in the Olympian series.

4. Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - I almost didn't pick this one up at all, and when I did I almost immediately put it back down, but there was something  (or maybe lots of someones) telling me to keep reading and I'm glad that I did!

5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - This book began slow for me, but it picked up the pace.  It's all about the power of books and knowledge and oppression, which I love.

6. The Giver by Lois Lowery - There was a moment at the beginning of the book when I wasn't sure I wanted to continue, but thanks to my I-must-finish-everything-I-start mentality I didn't put it down. And thank God for that!


  1. so glad you like the Giver, I just picked that one up the other day and can't wait to read it ! sorry you didn't love the Lost Hero. I was the same way after i just finished the Olympians Series you expect to see the same people. but after you finish the lost here and move on the son of neptune all the wonderful characters you know and love do come back into play. great list. heck out My TTT ~ Katie @ <a herf="http://www.inkkreviews.com>Inkk Reviews</a>

  2. Nice list and some great books. I'm glad you stuck with Anna & the French Kiss and The Giver, I really liked those two books. I have Pride & Prejudice on my TBR list but I am a little nervous that I won't love it, but I am getting closer to picking it up. I really want to read the Percy Jackson series and the follow on series, have heard a lot of amazing things about that one. Nice picks :) Here's my TTT.

  3. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors so I'm glad you stuck it out! :) Also I adore Stephanie Perkins' books! I knew I'd love them right away, but that didn't surprise me since I enjoy a good romance every know and then! :)

  4. I loved Farenheit 451 but I didn't even remember it being slow at the beginning. But that was one thing that I found difficult about this list -- usually if ultimately I liked a book that's what I remember, not if the beginning was slow.
    Here's mine.