FIVE FICTION BOOKS I WISH I’D LEFT ON THE SHELF

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
This novel about two sisters separated in World War II France is solid on the Best Sellers Lists.

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At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
I loved Water For Elephants, her last book. This one….not so much. Just can’t care about the characters.

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The Expats by Chris Pavone
This mystery was recommended by a bookstore staff member at just the time I was looking for a mystery. But, it only seemed a tangled and not very interesting tale.
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Ruby by Cynthia Bond
Oprah picked this book and I did, too. After a few chapters, I returned it to my home bookshelf, where I think it is destined to sit, unread.

You may well like one of these books I wish I’d left on the shelf. I recommend you take a close look or feel free to abandon the book if you aren’t enjoying it. My list of five is only four. What book would you add to round out the list? What book are you wishing you had left on the shelf or abandoned, or maybe it just wasn’t as gripping as you’d hoped? Or maybe you want to speak up for one of the above. Let’s have a conversation!

4 thoughts on “FIVE FICTION BOOKS I WISH I’D LEFT ON THE SHELF

  1. Stephanie

    I totally agree with Paulette, I just could not get into the Nightingale and it went back on the shelf unfinished. There are too many other fabulous books out there to spend time finishing books that you aren’t enjoying!

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  2. Judith

    Although the writing in The Nightingale was occasionally lacking, I felt the story was compelling. Have encountered a lot of mediocre books and many disappointments this summer … book club committee is struggling to come up with five … and last year was a snap! One book I definitely wish I had left on the shelf is The Yonahlosee Riding Camp for Girls.

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  3. Barb Dean

    A Spool of Blue Thread. Slow read and I just couldn’t get involved in in the characters lives. It did help me sleep several times…

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  4. Bonne Hall

    I totally disagree with your assessment of The Nightengale. I,as well as most of my book loving friends, consider it to be an excellent read. Having been to France several times as well as having studied French history I know it is based on truth. Did you finish it? Just curious.

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