Blog created by and for book lovers and those interested in Book Clubs. A Reliable Wife was my first book club read and was part of the inspiration for the title of this blog. Forming a book club has brought me great joy and satisfaction and I will share my thoughts and insights with you.
I have a few stacks of to read books beside my bed – I do
love my books. The good news is there are many books to read, the bad news is
that many have been set aside mid-read.
My set aside
/unfinished mid-read list is chock full of well intentions and intellectual or
classic books like
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Anna Karenina, The
Imperfectionists, Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Brave New World
And books that I’d
read or heard about that couldn’t keep my interest
The Magicians, Black Water Rising, The Girl Below
And series or authors whom I have read previously but that I
just cannot get into again
Like Clobbered by Camembert (I enjoyed the first book in
this series), The Diva Digs the Dirt, The House at Riverton
What do you do with a book that just doesn’t hold your
attention? Do you keep reading and hope that it gets better? Or do you put it
aside, to maybe finish later? I used to feel that I had to finish each and
every book—even the rotten ones. But now, I don’t want to waste the time.