Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Books That Were A Chore To Get Through This Year

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Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos

I almost didn't finish this novel.
It's cheesy ya read.
It also has a cliffhanger ending and
I don't like cliffhanger endings!!

Shadow of the Crimson Queen by Eric A. Radulski

This audible was plain difficult to listen to!
Bad narration, weird music, and I
disliked the storyline.

Darkness Blooms by Christopher Bloodworth

This short story was a complete time suck!!
It's a weird story with crazy characters.

Dominated By His Ghostly Touch by Alexx Andria

Not my style of erotica.

The Mercenary by Jone Brown

Bad erotica short story.
It just didn't seem plausible

The Belmont Hotel, Room Service by Pauline Allan

I like erotica, but this short story wasn't for me.
I am not into male on male erotica.
Plus, the book was all about sex with not much
substance beyond that in my opinion.

Heartbeats by Lucia Jordon

I hate short stories with cliffhanger endings!!

The actions and thoughts of the main characters seemed so fake and unbelievable throughout this entire short story.

Murder at the Manor by C. T. Mitchell

Normally, I love cozy mystery novels and
short stories, but this one was painfully poor.

Snowed In With Death by Ruby Loren

It took me forever to finish reading this short cozy mystery!
The formatting for this ebook sucked and it disrupted the flow of the entire flow of the entire novella... Additionally, this novella needs some editing work as well. 
Most of the characters were so vain and narcissistic, that it was difficult to tolerate reading about them... And the plot was bad!!

The first few paragraphs of this short story were promising,
but things quickly went south from there.
Cheesy, pointless, juvenile story.

Which books have been difficult for you to get through?


  1. Murder at the Manor sounds like one I'd like, bummer it didn't work out. And Everblue as well. Sometimes I like mer stories but they don't always work. :)

  2. I haven't actually heard of any of these titles, but you've certainly put me off of them!

    Here's my TTT!

  3. Those are all totally new to me ones. Sorry they were disappointing!

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  4. I haven't read any of these, and I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy them. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  5. Oh, I haven't heard of any of these! But sorry to hear they were a chore to get through!

  6. All these are new to me! Its sucks that they were no good!

  7. Great list! I haven't actually heard of any of these, I'll have to look into them. =)

  8. I don't think I've heard of any of these, not my genre really.

    Sorry they were disappointing for you!

  9. I haven't heard of any of these, but by the sounds of it, it's a good thing I haven't come across them! Sorry to hear you've had so many disappointing reads this year, I hope they've been balanced with some good ones :)

  10. The only book I could come up with for this topic was Glass Sword. It was a total chore to read, and it convinced me to abandon the series.

  11. Haven't read any of these but will look into them!

  12. I haven't read these books, but sorry you struggled with them!

  13. Interesting. I haven't read any of these one.

  14. I haven't read any of these (thankfully!) Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  15. I haven't read any of the stories you mentioned- and based on your descriptions, I am not inclined to.

  16. I haven't read any of these... don't think I should haha!