10 May 2014
DISCUSSION: Books I've Started but Haven't Finished Yet
1. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Don't get me wrong, I was really enjoying this book. I started it while I was away for the weekend, and once I got back, I had all these other books around me to read and so this one got put back on the shelves. I only got a measly 16 pages into this, but I will finish it one day!
2. Stray by Monica Hesse
Interestingly, I started this one around the same time as Wither. In fact, I put down Wither to this one up and then ended up putting this one down for something else. I only got 12 pages, but it was interesting.
3. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
I'm not so embarrassed about not having finished this one, mainly because it's so long. I got 60 pages into this one which I read in one afternoon, but I haven't picked it up since. I think it's going to be a winter holiday read for me.
4. Matched by Ally Condie
I know a lot of people have marked this as a 'dnf' but I'm determined to finish this. I was actually interested by the book, and I got 70 pages in but then I hit a very philosophical part which just was not what I wanted at that particular moment.
5. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
This was another I was really enjoying, until I put it down for something else. I only made it 37 pages in, but I'm going to pick it up again as soon as I possibly can.
6. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
I picked this one up around Christmastime, but I put it down to pick up Cinder (and there was no going back after that). I think I only made it to about page 3 before I gave up.
7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
This is another one that I don't feel so bad about, this is a big book too. Not only that, but it's a rather dense book (and sometimes, rather boring). I made it 138 pages in, and then gave up but I WILL finish it one day.
8. All That I Am by Anna Funder
After reading Stasiland by Anna Funder, I was desperate to pick this up. Stupidly, I picked it up during a heavy assignment period at school (including essays on Stasiland) so I only made it 10 pages in at the time.
9. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I've actually picked this up twice, once just randomly and the second time as part of a buddy read. Surprisingly, both my friend and I put this book down at page 24 and neither of us have picked it up since. I will get to it before the movie!
10. Paper Towns by John Green
I know what you're thinking...how have I not read this yet? Well, I started it and I think I made it to about page 70 or so before I put it down. I was enjoying it, but it just wasn't what I wanted to read at that time.
So that's some of the unfinished books I have, I might do an update on these books in a few months (granted only if I've read at least one) or a part two to talk about another bunch of books I haven't finished yet. Are there any of these books that you want to scream at me for not finishing? Are there are any books of your own that you haven't finished yet? Let me know!