I just finished Where'd you go Bernadette by Maria Semple. It is for a book club meet up in person next week. I have only been once as a guest and they have invited me to join. I was excited until I heard the book chosen, sigh. I tried to read Maria Semple's first This One is Mine and it was a DNF, I could not get into it at all and it wasn't a mood issue. Well..... talk about a comeback, I loved this one, look out for review this week.
So it got me thinking, I wonder if I should change my reading strategy and give authors a second chance. If I try a new author to me, not necessarily a debut author and I DNF, I have never gave them another chance. I have the point, far to many books, not enough hours and days to have considered this. But now, I think I may just change my mind. I felt obligated to read Where'd you go Bernadette and am so thankful, I haven't laughed at a book like I did in years, it was refreshing.
The strategy I have had is put the book down and come back to it later, usually at the end of the next book or even months later. The success for this has been minimum, maybe 2 books and the successful ones, it was my mood that was the issue, not the writing, over description, unlikable characters, etc. but maybe the idea is to pick up another book by them all together and consider the first a write off should be my new strategy.
So do you give authors a second chance?
Out of these authors, which one do you recommend I give another chance? These were DNF for me but I have considered trying again.
I tortured myself at least 4 times trying with this one. I did watch the movie and liked it, not great but ok. So would you recommend I try her newest......