The Broke and the Bookish, and you can find more about this meme here. This week's list is ten books I almost put down but didn't. This one was a hard topic for me, if I'm not enjoying a book I'll either put it back in my shelves to read later (usually, months later) or if it's a library book, I'll just return it. I've stopped forcing myself to finish books that I'm really not liking. That being said, I came up with five books.
1. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
This is the most recent one, I really wasn't enjoying this at first. In fact, it took me two or three weeks to get passed the first 30 pages and I was really considering returning it to the library unread. Then I decided to just read a little more, and then suddenly- I was hooked.
2. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Some of you might know, that I absolutely adore Rebecca so it might slightly surprise you that this book is on my list. I don't really consider this as a book I almost put down, because it was more of a book I never bothered to pick up. I borrowed it from the library a couple of times, but never read it. Now it's one of my absolute favourites.
3. More Than This by Patrick Ness
This is also a favourite of mine now. Going into this book, I was expecting a contemporary so when I got a sci-fi dystopian-y sort of thing, I considered putting it down. I don't know why I decided to keep reading, but I'm glad I did.
4. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
This is another one that I really loved once I'd finish, but this is a difficult book to get through. It honestly messes with your mind so much, and that's why I considered putting it down but in the end I didn't.
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This one might surprise a few people. It's actually one that I did put down for about a year and it's not because I wasn't enjoying it. The fact is, everyone of my friends who read this book told me it broke their hearts and I just wasn't ready for that pain. I did pick it up again, I loved it but surprisingly, the movie made me cry more...
Did any of you feel the same about any of these books?