Happy Tuesday! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share the last ten books we’ve abandoned. While I rarely abandon books by choice, I’m often forced to abandon them when I run out of time borrowing them from the library and someone else has them on hold and I can’t renew them… *sigh*. Always a sad day when that happens!! It usually happens to me when listening to audiobooks on the Libby App (which I LOVE by the way) because I don’t always have enough time to listen to them in just one week. Anyways, today I thought I’d share the most recent books the library forced me to abandon (for the time being!!). I’m very much looking forward to picking them back up whenever they’re available again!
A Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. After FINALLY getting around to reading The Name of the Wind over this past winter break, I attempted to squeeze in a bit of A Wise Man’s Fear was well… and then the spring semester arrived, and I had to bring this tome back to the library. I really want to give myself plenty of time to read this one during my next attempt, so I’m thinking about picking it up again this summer.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I’ve actually only read three Jane Austen novels before (Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Emma) so I was very excited when this audiobook came off of hold recently… and then I got slammed with law school work and ran out of time to listen to it. I’m definitely looking forward to reading this novel this summer!
Normal People by Sally Rooney. I started listening to this a month or so ago just at the beginning of all the buzz about the new tv series. Even though it’s a pretty short audiobook I ran out of time to listen to it–I think I was juggling a few different audiobooks. Very much anticipating diving into this one again and seeing what all the hype is about.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Yet another audiobook that I just ran out of time to listen to–this time because of final exams. I hadn’t gotten to the main part of the plot yet, but the opening scenes were very, very intriguing. I can see where this book is going, and I’m very interested to see how it all unfolds!
Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I actually had to abandon this book TWICE now–once while I was abroad because I checked it out of an Oxford library and then came back to America, and then more recently when I got about halfway through the audiobook before having to return it. But I am determined to finally finish it soon!!
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. SO many people–both friends IRL and other bookworms online–have recommended that I read this, so I finally downloaded the audiobook and then… well, you can sense the pattern here. I enjoyed the little of it that I did get to listen to though, so I’m excited to pick it back up again at some point.
And there you have it! Fortunately my list hasn’t quite reached ten books yet, because that would be a lot of catching up to do. Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Do you also have this problem of running out of time to read things before you have to return them to the library? Let me know in the comments section below!