Ten Books I Had Trouble Getting Into But Ended Up Loving


There are books I fall in love with right away. From page one I’m in love with the characters and completely riveted. But there are other books that I struggle to get into. My friends will ask, “Have you finished that yet?” And I will sheepishly tell them I’m still just a few chapters in, but then something will change and by the end (or sometimes on a second reading) I am totally engrossed and can’t put the book down. Here are a few from the second category!


Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme!

27 thoughts on “Ten Books I Had Trouble Getting Into But Ended Up Loving

    1. I had a REALLY hard time with those first hundred pages. Then I stayed up late to finish the rest in a night. Once they are on the heist, I couldn’t put it down and liked it even more than the Grisha trilogy.

  1. I definitely know that feeling of having a really hard time getting into a book, but pushing through and then all of a sudden, loving it. I like it when that happens! I’ve been interested in “We Were Liars” for awhile, but keep hearing good and bad about it.

    1. Yeah there is a lot of love and hate for this book. I think it’s because it is so different from the author’s other books. I would definitely give it a try. In the beginning I was like “What is going on?” but I really enjoyed it by the end and have reread it several times now.

    1. I eventually loved it. The beginning also could have just been my mood at the time. I just remember my friends kept asking if I finished and it took me forever to get through the beginning.

  2. I’ve seen History Is All You Left Me a couple of times now, and I still need to read it! I’ll just have to make sure I keep pushing through 🙂 We Were Liars, though, I just hated the whole way through… I wasn’t a fan of that writing at all.
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  3. We Were Liars picks up SO MUCH by the end ❤ I know a lot of people have mixed feelings about that book, but I really loved it. Great list! 🙂

  4. I cannot explain to you how much I loved We Were Liars!! The story pulled me in right from the beginning BUT THE END!!! 😱 It left me shocked. I couldn’t control my tears when it was revealed that….you know…..her cousins…they….you know! 😞 GOD!! I totally did not see THAT coming….

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