Here is a list of some of the books I have begun over the last five or so years and then either read half of or could not get into because I lost interest, got distracted or they were so boring I could no longer go on. This list is in non-alphabetical, non-chronological and in no particular order.
Wise mans fear – Patrick Rothfus: The first one blew me away and I loved it, this one was ssooo boring.
The power of one – Bryce courtney: I think I just got distracted.
Gardens of the moon by Steven Erikson: Awful. I actually almost finished this book but it was so much work I eventually gave up as I felt it was not worth the effort.
The curious incident of the dog in the night time – Mark Haddon: I Couldn’t get into it, not really for me sorry.
A fine balance – Rohinton Mistry: I enjoyed the first half, then I got bored.
The hunger games – Suzanne Collins: Boring, although I’m not a teenage girl so maybe that’s why.
Magician – Raymond E Fiest: First half was so so, then it got boring and I couldn’t keep interested.
The art of racing in the rain – Garth Stein: Started well, very well, but alas I just was not that into it.
Wheel of time – Robert Jordan: Read three quarters of it, got distracted and never picked it up again, thought about it but didn’t.
Die trying – Lee child: Horrible, pure torture to read.
Friends like these – Danny Wallace: He just lost me on this one, I love his other books.
The way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson: Started great, I then got a bit bored… but carried on until I could bear it’s crap no longer.
A cavern of black ice – J V Jones: Read most of it, painfully… gave up once it’s story line was no longer worth following.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke: Read half…Boring.
The Stand – Stephen King: Good, huge but not compelling enough to spend the time to read 1200 pages.
A Shadow on the glass – Ian Irvine: Utter trash
The reality dysfunction – Peter F Hamilton: Really enjoyed first half (its about 1300 pages or so).. but it became so monotonous I couldn’t keep going.
Blink – Malcolm Gladwell: Good but not great. I even saw Malcolm in an interview say he regrets the way he wrote it as it got such bad reviews.
The camel club – Davil Baldacci: Heard it was great, I just couldn’t get into it.
Starman – Sara Douglass: I got half way through this book TWICE… but I just couldn’t do it. The first two in the series were mind-blowing amazing and come highly recommended by me.
The light fantastic – Terry Pratchett: I struggled through the first one and thought I’d give the second one a go… not my cuppa really.
Lords of the silver bow – Conn Iggulden: Really didn’t like this, I just could not picture the story.
A Briefer history of time – Stephen Hawking: Listened to most of the audiobook, problem was it’s too tricky to take it in it slow when someone is reading it to you… I therefore got a bit lost.
The lady of Sorrows – Cecilia Dart-Thornton: First book (the ill made mute) was outstanding and I loved it. This one however was miles off and I attempted it at various times as it called out to me from the book shelf, only to be frustrated again at it’s weak writing and very slow plot.
Dune messiah – Frank Herbert: Dune was amazing, utterly fantastic and wonderful. Dune messiah, what a botch up.