Friday Morning Bookclub

January 29, 2010

Books You Just Can’t Get Into

Filed under: Literary Tidbits — susanbright @ 9:59 pm

It is not often that I start a book that I just can’t get into. Sometimes I wonder if it is just me. Maybe it is the mood I am in or something in the air. Today I started reading Three Cups Of Tea by Greg Mortenson, which is supposed to be an amazing book. It was a #1 New York Times Best Seller afterall! How can a story about “One Mans Mission to Promote Peace … One School At A Time”, not be a terrific read? Before I knew it, I found myself skimming and then actually skipping, first sentences, then paragraphs, and finally pages.  So… needless to say, I put the book down, and MAY attempt to read it another day… or year. Perhaps if it was our book club book I would have been more tenacious and kept reading! Tell me I am not the only one! What did you think of Three Cups Of Tea? Are there any books, you just couldn’t get into?



  1. The funny thing is, I felt the same way. Many people have told me that it is such an amazing book. I have tried to pick it up many times, but it just doesn’t draw me in. It was the same with “The DaVinci Code”. Everyone raved about it – even people that aren’t big readers. But I couldn’t get into that. And there have been books that I have loved that other people didn’t like. It all comes down to personal taste, and everyone’s is different. 🙂

    Comment by Esther — January 30, 2010 @ 10:22 am | Reply

  2. I admit that I, too, belong to the “Not Fans of Three Cups of Tea” fanclub. Actually, at first I was intrigued and impressed with the extent of his committment to the project, but then I just felt that it was more of the same and really sort of strange. Having said that, I know many people who loved the book, so, to each his/her own. Greg Mortenson will be speaking at the Baltimore Speakers Series at the Meyerhoff on Tuesday, April 27th. If anyone is interested they can contact for tickets.

    Comment by Jean — January 30, 2010 @ 11:16 am | Reply

  3. Another book I had a problem with was Angela’s Ashes. So depressing. I didn’t finish that one either.

    Comment by susanbright — January 30, 2010 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

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