When you want to read, but can’t find the right book …

12489796_10208353033729462_85088994_oI love reading, but for about a year, I’ve found it difficult to find the time to sit down and read a book without falling asleep a few pages in.

However, I really do fancy sinking my teeth into a good bit of literature. Half the battle for me is finding a book I will enjoy.

There are so many books I start reading, get bored with, put down half way through, and pick it back up six months later, only to do the same thing again.

The only books that have always held my attention and that I have read again and again, is the Harry Potter series.

The books that inspired me to write

The books that inspired me to write

I used to spend week after week starting from book one, reading all the way to the seventh, and starting all over again. J K Rowling was the main person who inspired me to write, and who gave me most of my literacy skills. I excelled in English Literature and Language in school because of her, and for that, I am extremely grateful!

She gave me something to lose myself in, and become a part of a huge community of Harry Potter fans. It sounds ridiculous, but that’s what happens when lots of people like the same thing.

Love, love, love these!

Love, love, love these!

I feel the same way with the TV series, Breaking Bad. I absolutely loved it, and have also watched that more than once!

I also really loved The Hunger Games Books by Suzanne Collins. Admittedly, I watched the film first, but once I’d seen the first film, I was intrigued about how it was written in the books.

My brother bought me all three for Christmas one year, and I’d completed reading them by January 1.

This book is one I can't get stuck in to!

This book is one I can’t get stuck in to!


I’ve tried reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson twice, and I get to about half way through, and I stop caring.

Not one of J K Rowling's best!

Not one of J K Rowling’s best!

Sadly, I’ve done the same with Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling. That book, unfortunately, didn’t interest me in the slightest.

I love fantasy novels, which is probably why I loved Harry Potter and The Hunger Games so much.


These were okay, if you like women who complain a lot ...

These were okay, if you like women who complain a lot …

I quite liked Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, but I found I had to force myslf to finish reading them. They got a bit boring toward the end, and we didn’t get the big fight in the books that we did in the film, which is what we were all hoping to read.


So, if there’s a book out there that you think I should read, let me know in the comments!

Thanks in advance!


When you want to read, but can’t find the right book … — 1 Comment

  1. I love all the same books too and have also left The Casual Vacancy unfinished (and half read books really annoy me!). My other light reads to get into reading again are Sue Townsend, Jodi Picoult and Alexander Mcall Smith books x

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