I’ve been abandoning books more regularly these past few months. Have any of you noticed the same thing about your reading habits
Here are ten books that I recently started reading but couldn’t finish for reasons I’ll explain below.
1. Nests, Eggs, Birds: An Illustrated Aviary by Kelsey Oseid
Why I Stopped Reading: I originally thought it was written for adults, but it read like something intended for kids.
2. Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss
Why I Stopped Reading: I couldn’t get into the writing style at all.
3. The Last Plague: Spanish Influenza and the Politics of Public Health in Canada
by Mark Osborne Humphries
Why I Stopped Reading: It felt like reading a dry textbook…and I’m one of those delightfully nerdy people who loves history and reads textbooks for fun.
4. Lake Erie Stories by Chad Fraser
Why I Stopped Reading: See also #3.
5. Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of What We Put in Us and on Us by George Zaidan
Why I Stopped Reading: The author over-explained everything. If the page count has been cut back by 30-50%, I’d be raving about this book instead.
6. The Uninvited by Cat Winters
Why I Stopped Reading: See also #5. Presumably, there are ghosts somewhere in this tale, but I gave up on it before they so much as uttered a peep.
7. Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction by Rodolfo Saracci
Why I Stopped Reading: This was a good read, but now is not the right time for me to be immersing myself in this particular topic. And I happened to DNF it right after The Last Plague, too.
8. The City We Became (Great Cities #1) by N.K. Jemisin
Why I Stopped Reading: I loved the short story that spawned this novel, but I couldn’t get into the writing style of the book. This is something I may try reading again in the future.
9. Dracul by J.D. Barker
Why I Stopped Reading: It’s been far too long since I read Dracula. I had no idea what was happening or what any of the references were. My new plan is to reread Dracula and then give this another try.
10. Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
Why I Stopped Reading: I strongly disliked the main character. Reading about sexual abuse also isn’t something I’m in the right headspace for right now.