Recently, after the personal success of reading only a chapter of books that I own to countdown to Christmas, I found out the strategy worked wonders! I could get a glimpse of whether a book was something I was excited to read, feeling “meh” about, or something I could unhaul… So I’m doing it again.
In a recent video I looked at the books I was LEAST excited to read from my own bookcase, and I found six that I actually wanted to read…
If you’ve watched the video, you have a bit of insight into my thoughts of the first few chapters. If you haven’t, don’t worry because I recap them now… Here are the results!
Broken by Travis Thrasher
I haven’t actually gotten to read this book yet BUT from the first chapter that I did read, it was pretty engaging! It seems like it will be a great story, a mystery to unravel and something that is a little outside my normal reading. So I’m excited to get going with this story!
Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek by Terry Shames
I have actually already read and DNF’d this book. It started out having a great set of characters and location, but I slowly started to loose quite a bit of interest as the story progressed. I wasn’t as charmed by everything once I was part way through the book, and by chapter 10 (or page 75) I was pretty much ready to call it a day with a 2.5 star rating.
Girl Online On Tour by Zoe Sugg
This is also a book I haven’t gotten to read quite yet BUT it is actually on my list of books to read next, so I will do it very soon.
The chapter I read had a fun teenage vibe, and the element of blog content in the layout is really fun. Even though it is the second book in a series – and I haven’t read the first – I think I could still pick it up and potentially enjoy, so we shall see!
Noah’s Law by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Again, haven’t had a chance to read this one yet, but from what I gathered in the first chapter it seems like it will be a pretty fun ride. A cheeky guy in school gets into trouble and as “punishment” is thrown into a law firm/adult world scenario to help in the legal case of a real crime, rather than his prank style antics… Sounds fun, and I do love a good smart ass.
Impossible by Sarah Lots
I am so happy to say that this book was a surprising WIN! I have read it already all the way through (though I did listen to it as an audiobook), and it took a surprising and very fascinating twist. Basically, you can’t share anything about this book without it being a spoiler, so I will just say that it surprised me and took a turn in the relationship that I didn’t see coming… At all…. So yeah. Great one to read.
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
I also made it through this book too, and it was sort of middle of the road for me. I know I’m not really the target audience in terms of age, but it didn’t fully hit. The idea of teenagers missing a huge apocolyptic attack on their town and country, and then trying to fight back gorilla warfare style was interesting. I just didn’t like the way the book looked back and narrated, and some of the reactions did irritate me quite a bit.
Well, that was an experience. So have you read these books and disagree/agree with me? Maybe you’re inspired to read them for yourselves! Let me know in the comments.
See You in the Adventures