Friday, November 6, 2015

Books I Started and Then...


For whatever reason this year there's been a few books I've started and then just never finished. I'm not talking about DNF-ing (which I've done a few times). I'm talking about books I really like, most I super loved, but then just NOT FINISHING THEM.

Why do I do this?

It's simple actually. I have abandonment issues. I was legitimately depressed when the last Percy Jackson book came out and I finished it. It was like saying goodbye to my best friend (luckily he came back!). So I've always been this way, I just get really sad when a book or series I love ends so I don't want finish it. Yes, I can reread and I will, but I can't read it again for the first time or read more of the story because it's OVER.

So yeah. Sometimes because of this I just don't finish a book. Or I'll be reading two or more at once and even though I really love this one I kind of get out of it while reading the other one and then I'm just not in the mood for it, I guess?

Or I'm slumping and even if what I'm trying to read is super awesome I just can't concentrate on reading.

So those are the reasons that I sometimes just don't finish books that I actually really want to finish. The point of this is, I'm determined to finish at least a good number of these before the end of the year. Now, it's not a ton, it's less than ten, but I hate having these half-read books lying around.

These are the ones I haven't yet finished:


So I'm starting by rereading the half I've read of Jellicoe Road and ACTUALLY FINISHING IT because I'm pretty sure it's amazing plus, um, I actually bought a second copy as I had it on my Kindle and then find a perfect hardcover at the used bookstore.

Also, Shutter is a must because I just was so busy and slumpy I never finished it last month. Same with Hobbit but because it's on my list of things to do by the end of the year, FINALLY finish it.

After that, what do it NEED to finish? Also, does anyone else ever have this problem? Please tell me I'm not alone! =( Do you feel oddly abadoned when a series or book you uber love just ENDS?


  1. Yes, Jellicoe Road! Here I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting to finally see what you think about it. ;P I also crazy recommend finishing Froi of the Exiles and Shadow Kiss (especially Shadow Kiss, because that ending :O). I'm probably your exact opposite. I must finish everything I read as soon as possible, I can't stand the not knowing. ;) And yes, I feel very abandoned when a book or series end, but I love that I can always revisit it. Plus, there's so many more boos out there to love. I do hope you get to finish some of these (cause you're missing out on some great stuff), but I'll be happy with just Jellicoe. ;D

    1. I'm sorry! I restarted it though (and am loving it again) and I will finish it this time, I promise! I have issues! Froi is next because I also really love it and I was kind of trying to make it last longer so it didn't end and then...I just stopped reading it one day even though I'm SO CLOSE to finishing it! After that is Shadow Kiss which I'd stopped because I didn't have the others but..psh, I'll get them.

      I didn't use to be this way it's only recently, this year more than anything. I don't even notice when I do it but then I'll look at my shelf and see all these books I started and never finished! True, revisiting is always great too and there are SO MANY other great books out there. I WILL FINISH JELLICOE, I PROMISE! If I don't then I won't allow myself to reread Harry Potter for Christmas...I think that should be good incentive! =)

    2. I hoard books that I really want to read and just don't read them, does that count? I actually read part of a Darker shade of magic, because I got the preview extract from NetGalley, but then when I got the book I didn't Finnish it, so there's that. And during one slump I started a ton of books trying to find the right one. So I totally understand what you mean. Once I read it, it's over and I really don't want it to be over!

      The only book on your list I've read is the Hobbit. It was a childhood favorite of mine. Good luck! You can finish them this time!

  2. I've always wanted to read Shutter but just never got around to reading it? PLUS IT LOOKS CREEPY AS HECK. And I kind of FORCE myself to read and finish books, so when I DNF, I actually DNF. SPLINTERED WAS PRETTY GOOD. So yeah!

  3. SHAY, I see Madly in your list! Why don't you want to finish it? (I haven't read it, but I've been wanting to since I saw it in Edelweiss.) Haha but I totally understand you anyway :) I like to hoard books but I never get to them ASAP. Maybe it's because I'm just afraid of having to be disappointed. :P I'm not entirely sure. Great post Shay <3

  4. Well, I am a compulsive finisher, but I don't think that's necessarily a good thing ;) BUT I am absolutely like you- a series ending is so, so hard for me. On one hand, I am so excited, but then it's just awful because you feel like you're saying goodbye to real friends!

    You may make fun of me (in fact, please do, I am being ridiculous) but I am having a really hard time dealing with Mockingjay Part 2. I mean... it is going to be OVER. The cast will never be together again, and there won't be ANYTHING new ever to happen with it again, and my heart cannot take the pain. So yeah I feel you hahah.

    I do hope you get to finish some of these though!!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight