Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books I Struggled to Get Through

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. I am a type-A list maker, so this is perfect for me!  This week’s top ten Tuesday is: Ten Books I Struggled to Get Through.



1. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
I’ve already shared at length that this book did not lend well to an audiobook format. I struggled big time to finish the book, mostly because I was exceedingly frustrated by not being able to follow who was who.

2. Bottomland by Michelle Hoover
While this book had some good moments, I had a hard time getting through it. It bored me, which doesn’t happen very often when I read.

3. The Shack by William Paul Young
I know a lot of people really like this book, but it wasn’t for me. I nearly stopped halfway through, but I was committed to finishing it.

4. The Deep End (Honey, #1) by Kristen Ashley
I struggled getting through this book, simply because it wasn’t my genre. I was looking for a good romance book and instead got a very graphic BDSM. Oops!!! I read it, but oh my . . . This was a daily deal on I clearly failed to read the description thoroughly before purchasing.

5. The Art of Work by Jeff Goins
This book was utterly and completely useless in terms of providing decent advice. I struggled through it, hoping it would get better, but it didn’t.

6. The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Alison
I had such high hopes for this book! I was really looking forward to reading it, and I found that I had to talk myself into finishing it. Great story concept, but I didn’t love the writing style.

7. The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
This is the first Bill Bryson book I’ve read, and it might be my last. I thought he was exceedingly pretentious in the book.

8. Losing It (Losing It, #1) by Cora Carmack
This wasn’t a terrible book, but it didn’t hold my interest.

9. The Vines by Christopher Rice
The story concept in this book was good, but the writing unfortunately fell flat. Glancing through the reviews on Goodreads, it looks like I’m not alone.

10. In the Shadows (Lark, #2) by Erica Cope
This is another book I had high hopes for! I really enjoyed the first Lark book but struggled to get into the second book. There’s a third book out that I might read just to finish the series out.


5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books I Struggled to Get Through

  1. I’ve only read one of these books – The Shack. I know the struggle. I really was determined to make it to the end though. I really like the concept behind the story, and I think it could have been really great, but it was so blocky with the big info dumps.


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