The Broke and the Bookish is Books I Struggled with But Ended Up Loving. This doesn't happen all that often but just enough to make DNFing a book a hard decision! What if I give up on a book I would have loved too soon?
2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - This is another book that I'm not sure I would have stuck with if not for the audio. I loved Wil Wheaton's narration! I loved the parts about the quest but when I got too real world (at least for the first half) I found myself wanting to put it down for awhile.
3. Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty - I actually think the audio on this one made me like this one less. I usually love Cassandra Campbell's narration but something about her voice didn't mesh well with the story for me. I didn't think I liked the book at all until about 2/3 of the way through but the more I've thought about it the more the book has stuck with me and I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd book.
4. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley - I really enjoyed this book which was a little strange because I typically don't enjoy disaster books. However, about halfway through there came a point where I was just done with all the speculation and my heart was breaking for the little boy and it was all I could do not to put this one down. I'm glad I didn't because I really enjoyed it!
6. Attachements by Rainbow Rowell - This book is told through emails for the bulk of the book and for the first third or so I was completely lost. I couldn't keep track of who was who and I just didn't get it. And then it clicked and I loved it!
7. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin - I think my problem with this book was my expectations going in. I think I was expecting a light memoir when instead this book is far more like a self help book. Once I got past that I ended up really enjoying this book and really got a lot out of it.
8. Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - I like Susan Elizabeth Phillips' romances for the most part but in the first part of this one everyone was just so mean to the heroine that I was seriously annoyed with it! It got better and I ended up really enjoying the romance but I still didn't like most of the side characters.
9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - This was really the first dystopian type book I ever read (It's still not really my genre) and while I really enjoyed the writing style I struggled with the aspects of the book but ended up really liking it.
10. The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah - This was the first Hercule Poirot book that Hannah wrote and I really struggled with the first half of it because it was close this was not Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot and I got really caught up in the comparison. Once I was able to let that go I did enjoy it and I really liked the 2nd book. And I've just reminded myself I need to go check and see if there's a 3rd book!
What books did you struggle with but end up loving?