TTT: Ten Books I recently put down

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I am a mood reader and because of that I rarely stick to a TBR. Sometimes I want to read contemporary all the times and sometimes you can`t take me away from fantasy. I`m quite an emotional person as well, so if I have a bad day at work I might not be in a reading mood for days. So the books that I`m going to mention today are books that I`ve been enjoying for the most part. I just had to put them down because I wasn`t feeling the story at that time, not because there`s something wrong with them. I do hope to finish most of these by the end of the year.

"Traitor to the Throne" by Alwyn Hamilton
"Rebel of the Sands" was one of my favourite books of 2017 and I was anxiously awaiting for its sequel. Then I got "Traitor to the Throne", devoured the first 30 pages and put it down. Why? Because I have the shittiest memory ever and I forgot some important stuff. So I put this on hold until I reread the first book.

"Hollow City" by Ransom Riggs
Somewhere along the road, I lost my interest in "Miss Peregrine`s Home for Peculiar Children" trilogy and I`m not sure I`ll continue with it. I did not love the first book, I`m not invested in the characters and there are other books that deserve my attention.

"City of Fallen Angels" by Cassandra Clare 
You all know of my complicated relationship with the Shadowhunters series. Love the world and side characters, but I hate the protagonist. Clary is still getting on my nerves, but I think that Sebastian might save the book for me. A girl can dream about her shiny villain, can`t she?

"Paper Towns" by John Green
"The Fault in Our Stars" remains one of my favourite books of all time and "Looking for Alaska" is decent. But I feel like things are getting a bit too repetitive. I do love John Green`s writing, but I might be over his stories.

"Empress of a Thousand Skies" by Rhoda Belezza
For a Sci-Fi book, I was quite enjoying this one. I was intrigued by the story, though the world confused me a bit. This is one I`ll definitely pick up again, as I got invested in the main character`s story. And I`m also a fan of books with a political aspect and vengeance as a motive.


"Wintersong" by S. Jae-Jones
This was marketed as a Labyrinth retelling and I was so excited for that. I only read 15 pages so it was not enough to make an idea. The thing is: this book got some bad reviews and although I like to form my own opinions, it seems to have many of the tropes I hate. Might give it another chance, might not. It all depends on my mood.

"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
I had to start "Pride and Prejudice" three times before I finished it, so I`m not worried. Apparently, I like to take my time with Austen`s books. While I enjoy the writing, I wish her characters were more conflicted. What can I say? I like a bit of drama with my classics.

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad
I`m struggling with this book mainly because I am not a fan of the writing style. I like the idea behind it and what it teaches, but it`s hard to get into it.

"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
Dystopia is one of my favourite genres, so I`m 99% sure I`ll like this one. I started on a flight to Romania and then did not get the chance to finish it. I was back home with my family and having a great time. Wasn`t that much into reading and then I picked other books.

"Slaughterhouse-five" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
I`ve started this book in April and whilst I was intrigued by the story, the Romanian translation was annoying me. I might continue or pick up the English version, as I think I might like it better.

At one point I`m positive I`ll pick up these books again, with 1-2 exceptions maybe. Let me know in the comments what books you`ve recently put down and what was the reason behind it.

P.S. I am away on holiday, so I will get back to you only after 17th of September.


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