Last week I started reading Pride & Prejudice, as part of my 'read 5 classic novels' before I turn 30.
This week, I stopped reading it.
Please don't hate me.
I just couldn't get through it.
Here's the thing.
When I read, I need something that grips me from the start and doesn't let up. My reading time primarily takes place during my ride to and from work. I have 15 minutes on a packed train both ways. For me, I need books that not only hold my interest, but ones that I cannot WAIT to crack open when I get on the train. Books that will keep me completely occupied as I try desperately not to clutch the dirty, diseased handles, while someone inevitably breathes on me, and I try to ignore the fact that sweat is trickling down my face.
Sadly, Pride & Prejudice just wasn't cutting it.
I'm not saying that I'll never finish it. Just not now. Perhaps I'll relegate it to my weekend reading and give it a try then. Oh and please don't hate me...I know that many of you recommended it and loved it so I feel badly kicking it to the curb. I even debated whether or not to tell you or just let a lot of time go by and hope that no one noticed that I never mentioned it again...but I can't do that. I still love you! :)
Instead, I took a recommendation from Christine and went with Delirium by Lauren Oliver. She proclaimed that it was her favorite dystopian series since The Hunger Games and so how could I NOT read this book?!
I started it yesterday and I'm already hooked. Here's the synopsis from BarnesandNoble.com:
Love. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.
In Lauren Oliver’s stunning second novel, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the cure. Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. But then she meets enigmatic Alex, who lives under the government’s radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?
Ok so it's for ages 14 and up. But I don't care. I'm into young adult novels! So there!
If you are interested in reading it with me and subsequently discussing it, I'll set a date of April 3 (Tuesday) for the discussion. That's 3 weeks away!
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