Today's suggestion is from Cereal Box ReaderI would enjoy reading a meme about people’s abandoned books. The books that you start but don’t finish say as much about you as the ones you actually read, sometimes because of the books themselves or because of the circumstances that prevent you from finishing. So . . . what books have you abandoned and why?
Well now...this would seem to be a timely question seeing as I have literally just posted about a book that I have given up on this week! As I said in that post, it is very, very rare for me to put a book down with no intention of picking it up again. The only other two books that I can think of where this happened over the last couple of years are The Well by Elizabeth Jolley and Music and Silence by Rose Tremain. Whilst I don't envisage ever picking up The Well again, every now and again I think that maybe the time just wasn't right for Music and Silence and maybe I should give it another go one day because it seems to have the right kind of setting and storyline that I should really love!
Now, if you want to talk about the books that I have started and put down with the intention of picking up again but having not done so yet, that is a whole other question. A couple of examples of those books are Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory...and lots of others!