Published by Soho Teen on January 17th 2017
When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
Let me preface this post by saying this:
I really don’t like most contemporary books. Very rarely do I find one that can hold my interest. So I’m not at all surprised that this book ended up in the DNF pile. It’s not an uncommon occurrence. However I had hoped (and I blame the hype for this) that this book would fall into the tiny group of contemporary that I’ve enjoyed.
So these are the 10 reasons I DNFed History is All You Left Me.
- It was boring. Oh my god was it boring. I fell asleep twice while reading it and nether time was I that tired.
- I was expecting the characters to be more my type of nerd. Ok, that’s more the fault of the hype than the book but I was disappointed.
- I didn’t like the MC. Something about him just rubbed me the wrong way. I think it was how he was interacting with the other characters but I can’t really explain why.
- I was getting ready to send the book on to someone else. I wasn’t going to waste time with a book I wasn’t liking when there was someone who did want it waiting for it.
- It was putting me in a reading slump. I was starting to not want to read anything at all.
- I had a million other books on my TBR just begging me to read them. With so many books I WANTED to read just waiting for me why slog through something I was hating?
- It was taking me forever. Normally I can get through a decent book in about a week, or a great book in a couple of hours to two days. I had spent 2 weeks on reading 100 pages.
- I was starting to hear not so good things from people I trusted. People who read and like what I read and like weren’t liking it.
- I was not looking forward to sitting down to read. The act of reading is one of my favorite things and I was dreading each time I had to pick up the book.
- I made a resolution I was going to stop forcing myself to read books I hated. I’m trying really hard to follow my resolutions this year and this was a big one.
So there you have it, my 10 reasons for not wanting to finish the book. I’m hoping to have better luck with More Happy Than Not. Sorry if you’re a fan but this one wasn’t for me.
From my shelf to yours,