Books I Started in 2020 But Didn’t Finish (And Why)
January 28, 2021
It’s almost the end of January, but I’m slowly realizing how many things I wanted to do in 2020 and didn’t. Even though there are some very important things I wanted to do but didn’t in 2020, one of the less stressful things I didn’t do was finish many books I started to read. Since I’m starting to have some time to reading again, I wanted to talk about some of the books I began to read in 2020 but didn’t finish as well as why I didn’t finish them.
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
Midnight Sun was published in 2020 and, after a few weeks of searching for a copy, I finally found one and began reading it. I really liked the book so far, but I was too busy to sit down and read it. I’m hopeful I will have time to read it this year and finish it.
The Best Man Plan by Jaci Burton
I started reading The Best Man Plan in late 2020 and, out of all the books on this list, I’m the furthest through it. The reason why I didn’t finish reading it before the end of the year is due to the adult romance scenes in it. I don’t like romance novels with adult romance scenes in it, but, since this is a romance novel, so I knew I there could be some adult romance scenes in it. I still decided to risk it and read it anyway. I started to loose interest in it 3/4 of the way through because of the romance scenes, so I didn’t finish it in 2020. I’m also not sure if I will push myself to read the book to the end this year.
Sunrise Cabin by Stacy Donovan
Sunrise Cabin is part of Hallmark’s line of seasonal romance novels. The season this novel is inspired by is fall and, because it’s inspired by the fall, I purchased the book in July and decided to read it in the fall. The problem was when fall arrived I was too busy to read the whole book. I did read a few pages, but I didn’t read nearly as much as I wanted to. I hope to read it this year before fall comes.
Harlequin Christmas Romance Novels
The last book I read in 2020 but didn’t finish was two Harlequin Christmas romance novels. I bought the novels because they are part of the Love Inspired Inspirational romance series. The series is not supposed to contain adult romance scenes, but is still a romance novel. Although I wasn’t sure if I would like the Harlequin novels (I read a few Harlequin novels years ago and didn’t like them) I gave them a try. After reading them, one of the novels I read seemed like a good novel, but I had trouble keeping my interest in the other one. The novel’s plot has potential, but the writing isn’t as good as I hoped it would be. I still plan to read it, as well as the other novel I enjoyed reading more, but I’m worried I will loose so much interest in the book I don’t want to read it anymore.