Earlier this month, in a post dedicated to the A-Z Blogging Challenge, I revealed five books that have beaten me. Those I've started, but have never been able to finish. That's not to say I won't finish them. In fact, I'll be sure to return and get to the final page, but the more I look at my bookshelf, the more I realise there are a few more books on there that have beaten me. So I decided to reveal them all this Monday.
1. Sophie's World, by Jostein Gaarder
It started off ok, but then it just seemed to never end!
2. Life of Pie, by Yann Martel
This one just confused me!
3. The Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean
I tried everything - even watching the movie first - but in the end, I just couldn't get past page 50.
4. The Fiery Cross, by Diana Gabaldon
I absolutely loved this series, couldn't get enough of it... until book five and I stopped halfway through. I was in need of some other characters to read about so I took a break, and sadly, that was five years ago!
5. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
Can you believe it? I haven't finished Wuthering Heights - and I got so close as well.
6. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Friends with exceptional taste in books recommended this one to me, and I even took it to Barcelona with me to "get me in the mood", but alas, the bookmark is still sitting at p205.
7. This Charming Man, by Marian Keyes
I haven't read many Marian Keyes, despite hearing good things about them. However, this one, with the opening pages filled with diary entries, did nothing to endear me to her. I won't give up though!
8. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Is now the time to admit I've failed to start, let alone finish, P&P?
9. Emma, by Jane Austen
I remember starting this one a while ago. Needless to say, I didn't get very far! I think I may need to sign up to an Austen challenge!
10. Brick Lane, by Monica Ali
Even when I was going through a London reading phase, I still didn't manage to get absorbed by this one. Is it worth it, does anyone know?
Ten Good Things on a Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Nina and Argh.