Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books straight outta struggle town. I want this blog to be a positive place, so I don’t spend much time talking about books I give up on, but I think they’re worth mentioning. Here are the books I’ve DNFed so far in 2017. There are only 4 of them, so this is a top four Tuesday.
Books From Struggle Town
The Clan Of The Cave Bear – Jean M. Auel
Three Moments Of An Explosion – China Miéville
The book made me feel stupid. I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to be getting out of these bizarre stories. My reaction to most of them was, “Um . . . okay . . . ?”
Pygmy – Chuck Palahniuk
It’s written entirely in a made-up dialect. I can handle dialect in small doses, but a whole book of it will quickly get on my nerves.
A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels In The Far East – Tiziano Terzani
The author gets the opportunity to spend a year traveling around Asia. He spends the whole trip whining nonstop about Asia.
What’s the last book you gave up on? Why’d you give up?