There are very few times in my life when I have not finished a book. Like many others, I feel guilty for not finishing a book once I start it. If I spend money on a book, I want to finish it and get my money's worth, even if I didn't like it.

I also feel guilty because I feel like I'm judging the book by not giving it a fair enough chance, even when I know that I'm not into it. I force myself to finish the book and then end up feeling anxious that I'm wasting my time reading something that doesn't excite me.

As I've gotten older, I've learned that it's silly to read something I don't like just because I have the book or because I feel like I should finish it. Since then, I've been keeping a log of the books I never finished and wanted to share them here... and share why. I'm not bashing these books because I know there are some books out there that I love and others don't.

Surprise Me by Sophia Kinsella 

When I started this book I was a little thrown off because I didn't really know where it was going. A couple is going to spice up their marriage by giving each other surprises? What was the point? How was this a story? It seemed downright silly and I stopped only a few chapters in.

What Happened by Hillary Clinton

This isn't a bad book by any means but reading it gives me massive anxiety. It makes me remember the presidential election and how hard it was on so many people, and how it felt like the world was ending when Trump was elected. It makes me wonder how things could've been and I just had to put it away at some point for my sanity. I'll definitely pick it up again because I'm so interested to see what Hillary says.

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

I loved Something Borrowed so I was excited to read another Emily Giffin novel. However, this was another book that gave me massive anxiety. A rich teenage boy gets himself into some trouble with a poor teenage girl, there are Snapchats and their parents get involved. I didn't want to finish it or get myself worked up while reading it. It just didn't seem like a story I wanted to read and I made the decision to put it aside.

Our Little Lies by Sue Watson

To be quite honest, I didn't think this was a very well written book. It felt rushed and a little all over the place, and I could've assumed where it was headed but I just couldn't wait around to find out. I couldn't get past the writing and I feel horrible saying that but it's just my opinion.

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

I really wanted to love this book because I liked the idea of what it was about; the biggest loss to U.S Libraries ever in the form of fire... it was about books and libraries and everything I love. However, it was just so boring and a little confusing. It almost stressed me out while reading because I had no idea what was happening. 

Please share if you've ever read these books and if you think they were good -- also let me know what books you have never finished!

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