Top Abandoned Books (or those I’ll come back to later)


It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke and the Bookish. It’s a freebie this week, so I thought I’d talk about books that I’ve abandoned. In the last calendar year I’ve created an abandoned shelf on Goodreads, to keep track of the books I started but didn’t finish. Sometimes I go back to them – Mosquitoland took me three tries – and sometimes I don’t. So here are a few books I’ve recently abandoned.


Heartless by Marissa Meyer. At this point, I’ve checked it out of the library twice to read the first few chapters and then get distracted by something else (this time, Kindred). I enjoyed The Lunar Chronicales and I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one when I actually get around to it, but I think I’m going to stop trying to force myself to read it.

Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov. We read this for book club and I couldn’t get past the way the narrator described young girls. I don’t think I got more than 20 minutes into the audiobook before I had to play my “nope” card.

Labyrinth Lost by Zoriada Cordova. I really wanted to stay with this one. I did. So many other bloggers like it. But about halfway through the rising action I got bored. I probably would have continued reading if another book I had on hold hadn’t come in. I do want to finish it, so I’ll probably go back to it at some point.

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. For this one, it’s not because I’m bored and not because I’m not interested. It’s three things: first, I have the CD audio – that’s all our library had on the shelf, and I’m finding the different kinds of documents a little hard to follow. Second, the digital audiobook of Girl Mans Up that I had on hold at the library came in, and I could download it onto my phone, so I was distracted by that story. And finally, I’m thinking that the audio of this book is one that I’ll enjoy much more once I’ve see what the text looks like. I have the print version on hold, but until then, I’ve abandoned it.

What’s on your Top Ten Tuesday list this week? 


  1. I loved Heartless and Labyrinth Lost. I hope you end up liking them whenever you get around to finishing them 🙂


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