I have to make a confession. I have way too many books that I started but abandoned somewhere in the middle.
Is this a thing? Do you guys think it’s sometimes not the right time for a novel?
Anyways.. here are the books I started but then put aside. And my decision whether to keep them or get rid of them.
Oathbringer / Brandon Sanderson (367/1233)
That’s the most surprising one. It’s just too big for me at the moment. I might even be in a little ‘Sanderson slump’. I liked what I read so far, but I don’t feel like anything too complex at the moment. I am 100% sure that when I pick it up again, I will get pulled in again. But I don’t want to read it right now. It’s a good book for winter, I feel. So I leave it for later. And there’s a good thing – the longer I take, the shorter the wait for book 4, ha!
Desperation / Stephen King (102/706)
I am definitely intrigued but Horror is not what I want to read right now. Maybe I had too much King last year and need a break. The book is definitely for me. Another time.
A Cavern of Black Ice / J. V. Jones (Reread – 276/804)
This is one of the books I pick up here and then but never read more than a couple of pages. It’s pretty dark and I get cold reading it, as the setting is snowy, icy and pretty uncomfortable. I like the book, I have read it before.
Rogues / George R. R. Martin (235/909)
I liked the start, but it gradually got worse until I skipped half of a story cause it was so boring. Not gonna force myself to read it any longer. I might pick it up to read the stories by my favourite authors, but that’s it for me.
London / Christoph Marzi (221/703)
I was so looking forward to this book. It’s by one of my favourite German authors and my mom was so nice to send it to me. I feel bad for not finishing it, but it drives me mad with all those repetitions. It always was one of the author’s problems, but I assume the editors were able to reign it in. In this one.. It seems like no editor looked over it. It’s just driving me nuts, I can’t take it.
DELETE! the book!
Empire in Black and Gold / Adrian Tchaikovsky (15%)
I read a good chunk of it in the end of last year and am a fan! I like the setting, the characters, the story.. But then there were books I wanted to read more and I didn’t go back to it. I almost forgot about it! I am sure I will pick it up again though. No rush.
Did you ever think it’s not the right time for books and put them aside to read later?