Books that Michelle couldn’t get into, part 1

Posted April 9, 2021 by Michelle in discussion posts, Uncategorized / 6 Comments

This is a discussion post, your opinion is important to me but arguing is not allowed.

I am trying out something new, I am not big on discussion posts but I figured I would love to share my thoughts with people, however, like I said above, I am not about arguing so if you have something negative to say, just move along, it is not welcome here.


This post topic is books I couldn’t get into. Recently I changed my shelf on Goodreads from DNF to Not for Me. I realized that I might have DNF a book but in reality it just wasn’t a book for me but it might be a book for someone else. Sometimes when I see a book getting DNF I tend to skip it but just because one person didn’t like it doesn’t mean I might not like it. Everyone has a different taste in books and what they like or don’t like. So I thought I would tell you about the books that didn’t work for me, BUT might have worked for you. Some of these books I might be willing to try again…maybe 🙂

I tried this book two different ways and I still couldn’t get into it. I know a lot of people loved this book and the entire series but for me, I just didn’t care about the characters and it was just taking too long to get to the point. This was a highly recommended book and I know it was me and not the book.

I wanted to love this book so much and I just didn’t, I ended up putting it aside because I just wasn’t understanding and it was moving so slow. The characters were getting on my nerves and I just didn’t like it. I was so bummed since I heard it was a good read…again just not for me.

I tried 6 times to read this book and I think it was the writing I was having a hard time with. I am not even sure I was loving the story. I actually knew after the 3rd chapter that this book was going to be a struggle for me. So I put it aside, honestly didn’t like the movies either. This was a me for sure and maybe the book too but so many people loved it, probably just me.

I am not going to lie but I have wanted to try this book again. The first time I read a good portion before I stopped, I just wasn’t liking the characters and the story was a touch confusing. So I bailed on it but I wonder if in a different format I would like it better. While I am in no rush to find this out, I think this one was another me and not the book.

I will never even attempt to read this book again. The girl in the story I liked but Pestilence, I did not, he had no redeemable qualities. I couldn’t even see how after everything he did and the torture he put her through, I could even think it was ok for them to be together. He was awful, abusive and just down right evil. I hated him and no amount of words could have made me change my mind. However I do know a lot of people that loved this book, I just didn’t. It was probably me and not the book

I have more books that I wanted to list but I think I will save that for a part 2

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What are some books that didn’t work for you? How do you feel about the books on my list?

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading!

Michelle xx

About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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6 responses to “Books that Michelle couldn’t get into, part 1

  1. You tried 6 times?! That’s more than I would ever give. haha Honestly, I don’t know if I would like The Hunger Games now. The movies were okay. I think it’s just a book/movie series that the whole family can enjoy so that’s why it’s so popular!

  2. I read The Hunger Games and liked it but have really never had any desire to continue with the story. I like the switch from DNF to Not For Me. Books are so subjective and just because I want to throw a book at the wall doesn’t mean someone else might not love it!