The very first Top Ten Tuesday I participated in was on March 17: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List, which featured the following novels (in no particular order):
1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
2. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
3. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
4. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
5. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
6. Looking For Alaska by John Green
7. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
8. The Death Cure by James Dashner
9. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
10. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Not one to shy away from a challenge, I always intended to write this review post, reflecting on what I did and didn’t manage to achieve in the three month period. I am notoriously bad at sticking to a TBR of any sort, but these were the ten books I was determined to finally get to over the spring.
Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go to plan. I managed to read three of the ten books (it’s worth noting that I am useless at sticking to TBRs, but this was still a complete failure!) At present I’m also over halfway through ‘Lola and the Boy Next Door’ by Stephanie Perkins and ‘Breaking Dawn’ by Stephenie Meyer, but clearly a half finished book is not a completed book. The three I did manage to finish were:
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (6/10)
Looking for Alaska by John Green (6/10)
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (6/10)
What was even more annoying than only completing 30% of a challenge was that I didn’t overly enjoy any of the three books I read, in fact they all received the same rating – although at a push I managed to order them.
Favourite – ‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green
Least favourite – ‘The Bone Season’ by Samantha Shannon
My next Successes and Failures post will go live on August 30th, when I will be doing my wrap-up of ‘Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer‘. Hopefully I’ll do better next time!
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