Series I Want To Continue But Need To Re-Read First Because I Have Goldfish Brain {Top Ten Tuesday}

180129 TTT Series I Need To Re-read

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic is about books I like but can’t remember much about. Which, for me, is basically over half of all books I read over 5-6 months ago. Now, usually this isn’t much of a problem. EXCEPT when I want to read a series and there is a WHOLE YEAR or more in between books. Though I remember big lines, all the finer details and elements that make up the intricacy of the characters and plot are just… gone. And because I don’t want to lessen my reading experience, that means I need to re-read. See why I prefer binge-reading series?

Anyway, here are some examples of series which I really do want to continue, but that I first need to re-read because I have goldfish brain:

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Ten Books I Struggled To Get Into But Ended Up All-Time Favorites Anyway {Top Ten Tuesday}

170905 Books I Struggled To Get Into

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s Top Ten is all about books that I struggled to get into. Now, beginnings are something I usually struggle with. As much as I love reading a new story and getting to know new characters, the beginning is almost always a struggle.

I start reading and find I have to force myself to continue reading. But usually when I’m reading and get a few chapters in (this can be from the 2nd or third chapter, but it can also be about halfway the book), I start getting invested in the story and attached to the characters. And THAT’s when I switch from forcing myself to read to really enjoying a book. And this struggle with beginnings is something that’s a ME-thing, not a BOOK-thing. Because some books or series that have become my all-time favorites started as a book I was really struggling to get into.

You may be surprised by some of the books I had this issue with…

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Come On Sweet Catastrophe — Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes {Book Review}

Crystal Storm by Morgan RhodesTitle: Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms #5)
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date:  December 13th, 2016
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: I really liked it.

 

Warning: Since this is book 5 in the series, both the synopsis and the review will contain spoilers for the first 4 books. The review will be spoiler-free for book 5 though.

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