Hey, friends. So, I was recently looking at my bookshelves, and I felt so ashamed of myself. I have so many books in my room that I just haven’t read. And, of course, something that comes with loving books is sometimes not being able to finish all of them. Unfortunately, there are some books that I’ve heard nothing but praise for that I just have never been able to latch onto.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay is the third installment of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Before it, came The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. I began the Hunger Games trilogy when I was in fifth grade, and I especially loved Catching Fire. I was never able to find the third book. When I hit sixth grade, I was given a tour of the library and I conveniently found Mockingjay on the shelves. I immediately checked it out and started reading. Back in fifth grade, I had already picked up Mockingjay and…put it back down again. I just wasn’t able to get into the rhythm I had gotten into with the first two. I got maybe forty pages in the first time, and about seventy pages in the second time. There was a time when I went through a pattern of not being able to finish books like this, but I always somehow found out how the book ended. Funny 😉 .
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
For some reason, when it came to reading the Divergent trilogy, as I read each book I got less and less interested. The first book grabbed my attention with its compelling plot and faction system, but once I started reading the second book, I found myself forcing myself to finish it to the point where when I began Allegiant, I pushed through about half of it before putting it down and ultimately finding out about the end. 😦
Prodigy by Marie Lu
This one makes me sad. With the other two books on this list, it was a general loss of interest and the itch to move on to other books, but with this book…it was following Legend, which was probably the best book I had read that year, and I was extremely excited to read Prodigy. I kid you not, I stopped reading this book maybe sixty pages from the end. Two summers ago I decided to reread it, and, again, I had to stop about sixty pages from the end. I’ll definitely be trying for a third time to read this trilogy, but for now, it’s still on my to-read shelf.
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
I remember finishing Beautiful Creatures a few years ago and feeling just so…tired by the end of the novel. For some reason, I decided to buy both Beautiful Darkness and Beautiful Chaos, so all three books are currently sitting at the top of my bookshelf, left to just stay there.
Thank you so much for reading! Feel free to let me know if you think I should definitely pick up one of these books soon and give them another try because there are definitely some other books I’ve never gotten to that I’m really curious to read.
See you soon!