#BEspring2020 Series: Give A Second Chance

#BEspring2020 Series: Give A Second Chance

So I ended up taking a nap after Mark got the internet working and now it’s like 8pm so this is super late. But I’m gonna do it anyway! I clearly needed the nap though even though I haven’t been doing much. Probably because it’s been hard for me to eat much too so my body is pretty weak.

And I didn’t end up posting this when I wanted to so oops. I just ended up going to sleep so it’s the next day.

Technically this was the third prompt that Jayati @ Its Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile created, I’m just posting it a day late. I’m so behind on stuff it’s not even funny.

Books you didn’t like when you first picked them up but want to give them another try and see if somehow things have changed, maybe from good to bad or bad to good and what is motivating/ had motivated you to do so. 

Ugh I barely like giving second chances to people, let alone books. Just kidding, just kidding.

The main reason why I stopped reading this one was because of a really graphic scene that I just couldn’t handle. At that part, I wasn’t sure if I could go on because I knew things weren’t going to get better – it’s a WWII novel set in China so of course not – but the violence that women had to endure during this time just hurt for me. Maybe I was feeling a certain way because of something personal I was dealing with but at the time, I needed to stop reading it.


I feel like I stopped this one because I just could not get into it. The more I was seeing her dad be a freaking idiot, the more I was just over it. Like, I understand it’s hard to judge someone’s memoir and I hate to even assign a rating to something like this, but her dad was a dumbass and I hated how he treated his family. That’s really what made me stop reading this, I guess. I don’t know how much more of the dad is in this memoir, but I hate him with such a passion that I couldn’t listen to him do stupid shit anymore. I just couldn’t.


Maybe I need to physically read this instead of listen to it, I don’t know. I just couldn’t get into it as much as I did the first one, which sucks because I love Tahereh Mafi as a person and I want to like this series. I’ll try this one again later on. Now that the series is over, maybe I can take my time to try this one again.

I feel like I didn’t actually give reasons for why I would try them again but it’s okay. I’m still debating on whether or not I would actually give them a second chance. I could barely find books to add on here honestly because lately if I’m not into a book, I won’t think twice about putting it to the side and not thinking about it again.

Are there any books that you would give a second chance to? Let me know!

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