I’ve recently found myself in a reading slump. It’s been very frustrating, wanting to read but just cannot get into any books. In recognition of this, I have created a list of books that I just cannot get through. For now at least, they have been abandoned. Let me know if there is anything you think I should keep working through.
1. Lies My Teacher Told Me – James W Loewen
This book came highly recommended, and the premise is great. I don’t know why I can’t get through it. Maybe there is just too many other books that are great that I need to read. I found it a little bit.. dry I suppose. (20% through)
2. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
I found this to be weird, and bizarre and I could not wrap my head around it. I definitely intend on picking this back up at some point, but I will probably have to start again from the beginning. (14% through).
3. Confessions of a Sociopath – ME Thomas
I was incredibly uncomfortable reading about sociopaths, which is why I put this one down. I don’t think I will be picking this one back up again.. Sorry. (12% through).
4. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Don’t hate me! I don’t know why I couldn’t get into this, and I will definitely try again. I know it’s supposed to be funny. Maybe I just tried to read this in the wrong mood. I am going to try again! (20% through).
5. Lost Continent – Bill Bryson
I love Bill Bryson, a lot. This book seemed different to me, I thought it was bitter and snarky. I couldn’t read very much of it at all (4% through).
6. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke
I have heard this starts off slow, and I agree. I intend on starting this one again at some point, but it was just sooo slow. (10% through).
and the mother of all disappointments;
7. A Song of Ice and Fire – George RR Martin
I love the show. I love the characters. I love Jon Snow. I love Arya Stark. I love to hate Joffrey and Bran Stark (he’s just so boring). I love Ygritte. I love Tyrion Lannister. I love Margaery. I love the backgrounds. I love it all.
I hate the books. I just cannot get into them. I want to so bad, but I just can’t do it. There are too many characters to keep track of, I forget what’s happened. I don’t think that endless world building is for me. (I read the first book, and about 10% of the second).