I’ve developed a bad habit. I’ll start a book, get bored, pick up something else thinking I’ll come back to it another time, and then I never go back. I’ve got three books on my nightstand that for various reasons I stopped reading. I need your opinion- are these books worth the hours it will take to finish them? Please let me know if you’ve read any of them, and if you were glad you went the distance.
Wish You Were Here by Stewart O Nan. I’m a fan. I feel guilty. I loved Last Night at the Lobster. I really enjoyed Songs for the Missing. But Wish You Were Here is plodding and (yawn) loooooooong. I purchased this at the airport in New York and read the first 125 pages on a 4 hour flight before setting it aside, almost a year ago.
Mexican High by Liza Monroy. Part of my problem here is I won this book, so it doesn’t carry any sort of obligation. I tried to use it as my “car” book, for those times I had to wait a few minutes here or there, never really giving it my full attention. I’ve moved it to my nightstand for bedtime reading but it just hasn’t grabbed me yet, and I keep choosing other books instead.
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. Another loooooooong book. Maybe I have a short attention span. After over 100 pages I just don’t really care what happens to the characters. I’m not sure why I’m not connecting to them, but I’m not. Keep at it? Try again? Give it away?