Books I never finished reading


I suspect that you already know this about me but I LOVE reading, an awful lot and it’s undoubtedly my favourite pastime. I just love being able to escape in to a different world, one that’s not your own and hence gives you no cause to worry.

In 2015 and this year I set myself an ambitious reading targets, I didn’t manage to hit it in 2015 purely because I started too late but this year I having a feeling that I might hit it. I’ve set myself the goal of reading 100 books in 2016, a challenge you can keep up with by following me on Goodreads.

Yet sometimes there are books that I just can’t get in to and as much as it pains me to admit it, I often end up giving up.

These are some books that I never finished reading.

Momentum by Mo Mowlam // By and large I don’t tend to read biographies, they don’t really do anything for me but my political side also knows that they are good opportunity to learn. I was keen to read about Mo’s time working with the Irish situation but no matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t finish this book.

Game of Thrones // I am not generally a fan of serialised fiction – the exception being The Hunger Games and Harry Potter – but I did have a good go at this series. I love the TV show and I really did enjoy the books, even thought hey took me a while to get in to them. I think I read up to book 4 but at the point I lost interest and gave up. I’ve promised myself that at some point I will read these again.

Atonement // Everyone went a bit wild for this film but I never really got in to it, I hated the film and the book. I think I read literally three pages before giving up.

The Danish Girl // I am a huge Eddie Redmayne fan, I honestly think he’s one of the best actors of our generation, but I didn’t think that was his finest film. I found the book really hard to read, I just couldn’t get in to it and so eventually I quiet.

Murder at White House Farm // I am firmly of the belief that Jeremy Bamber is innocent of the murders of which he is convicted and I’ve never believed that he was guilty. There’s numerous reasons why I feel this way but I have never been swayed by the so called “evidence” – there’s too much pointing the other way for me). This book clearly does believe he’s guilty and so I just couldn’t read it and hence never really got past the first page.

So these are just a few books that I’ve never finished reading? What have you never finished reading and should I pick these up again?

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  • Reply Vicky May 8, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Hello! 🙂

    First of all, thank you for following me on (@smirkwoods) – I’m really happy to meet you!

    I haven’t started reading The Danish Girl yet, but it’s definitely on my list. On the other hand, I dropped Game of Thrones after like a few pages. I like the show, but I really couldn’t get myself into the books!

    Greetings, Vicky

    • Reply Kaiesha Page May 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      I know what you mean about the books. I did eventually get in to them but it took me ages! xx

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