Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn't


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

So I've chosen 5 books instead of 10 today because I wasn't feeling too inspired. And these books are ones that I almost put down, maybe because of a slow beginning or it took me a while to warm up to the writing style. But ultimately I was so glad that I didn't give up on it because it turned out to be really good :)

1. Shiver by Maggie Steifvater

This was my first book by Maggie Steifvater and it really took some time for me to get used to her writing style. It's very lyrical, and at times I wanted to put it down for a book with more action, but I stuck with it. And I'm glad I did! I began to fall in love with the characters and the emotional journey they were taking.

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)Immortal Beloved (Immortal Beloved, #1)

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)2. Wither by Lauren DeStefano 

This is another book that took me a while to warm up to the writing style. It's a slower-paced plot, but once you can grab onto the vivid description and imagery, it picks up.

3. Immortal Beloved by Caite Tiernan

Again, less action and more of an internal journey kind of book. But I kept reading it, hoping for something to jump start the book. Luckily, it was the characters that I started to love and it became a really great read. 

New Moon (Twilight, #2)4. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

One of my first steampunk reads, and I quickly realized that the genre is just not for me. But I have to admit that I was thoroughly impressed by Gail Carriger's stellar world building.

5. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

I was a big Twilight fan (yep, not ashamed!), so when I read New Moon, I was suuuuuper upset that Edward wasn't in it that much. I threatened to abandon it countless times, but I stuck with it. The ending was good, but it didn't make up for the heartache of the absent male lead. 


  1. I agree with you on Wither, I almost gave up on it too. But I loved Shiver to death!

    Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

  2. In Twilight, I loved Edward, but then New Moon made me like Jacob more because he was there for Bella when Edward basically abandoned her. Eclipse had me torn between the two. I almost gave up on Breaking Dawn. I remember getting to Jacob's narration and becoming super bored, so I put it down for over a year. Then I picked it back up again and couldn't believe the imprinting on a baby stuff, lol.

    I haven't yet read the other books but am glad you ended up enjoying them! :)

  3. I really liked Wither. I haven't read the rest of the series, but I remember liking the first one. :)

    Nina from J'adore Happy Endings