The Broke and Bookish‘s official Top Ten topic this week is Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t. That’s a great topic, but I decided to put a little twist on it. My list focuses on books that I DID put down. Starting and abandoning a book once didn’t qualify it for this list. No, I had to have started and abandoned a book at least three times to make it eligible for today’s Top Ten. And it had to be a book that I think I would actually like–could I just push past my reader’s block and FINISH.
I have started The Book Thief so many times, I practically have the first paragraph memorized. I’ve even started it in different formats. And in different formats multiple times. (Audio book of Book Thief--three starts. Print copy of Book Thief–countless starts.) I am sure that at least a couple of books on this list are going to become favorites once I do read them. Who knows? Maybe that could still happen even to The Book Thief!