"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".
It is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.
The Last Ten Books I Abandoned
I hardly ever abandon a book. That's probably because I have a wide range of books I like and don't really touch those I'm not interested in (chick lit, fantasy, science fiction …).
So, I've decided to list the books I would not have finished (probably never even started), if they hadn't been a book club read. I disliked most of them from the beginning but persisted because I always want to be ready for our next discussion. Have I learned anything from those books? Probably not, just that I wouldn't read those authors again. And that is also the main reason I didn't like them. There was nothing to draw from, no education and also no pleasure.
If you compare this list to the one of the books we read, there are really very few that I didn't like.
I still found 11 books but couldn't really exclude one from that list.
Berg, Elizabeth "Open House" - 2000
Fuller, Alexandra "Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight" - 2002
Gruen, Sara "Water for Elephants" - 2006
Ishiguro, Kazuo "When We Were Orphans" - 2000
Kladstrup, Donald & Petie "Wine and War" - 2001
Krasnow, Iris "The Surrendering to Motherhood: Losing Your Mind, Finding Your Soul" - 1997
McEwan, Ian "Atonement" - 2001
Niffenegger, Audrey "The Time Traveler’s Wife" - 2003
Pearson, Allison "I Don’t Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother" (Working Mum) - 2002
Picoult, Jodi "My Sister’s Keeper" - 2004
Wisner, Franz "How the World Makes Love: And What It Taught a Jilted Groom" - 2009