1. The writing was dumb/the author/book annoyed me- Oh dear, there's quite a lot of this. There are just some writing tones that annoy me and sometimes the writing is pathetic. Sometimes I can't even pay attention to the story because the author is just such a terrible (or annoying) writer.
2. I just can't get into the book- This doesn't happen very frequently, but I just had it happen recently. In my book loot post two weeks ago, I listed South of Superior. The story had everything: a good plot, was well written, and had charming characters. But for some reason, I just couldn't get into it. I read up to about page 70, but the book just wasn't sticking with me and I kept looking longingly at the last Flavia de Luce. So that book got packed back to the library. Maybe my mood will change and I'll enjoy that book, but for now, I'm not going to read it.
|I'm usually not a cookbook snob, but honestly, celebrity|
cookbooks get on my nerves. Whenever I read one,
I want to say, "Oh come on, the last time you cooked
was 3 years ago."
3. I strongly dislike the character- The book can be one of the most well-written books I've ever come across, but if I hate the character, there is no way I'm going to read the book.
4. The book isn't quite right for the mood I'm in- This fits a little into the 2nd category. Maybe the book was just too dark and depressing when I was in the mood for something funny or light. Or maybe I wanted a serious autobiography and instead am reading a romantic comedy.
So I think I've covered all of the problems that books can have. Do you have anything to add to this list?