2013 in Review: They Tired, But Didn't Make the Cut

December 29, 2013

Unfortunately all of 2013 wasn't a full year of amazing reads. There were some books this year that were good, but just didn't quite make it to the 4 & 5 ratings. These are the books that were so close. I enjoyed them, but the connection wasn't 100% there. They weren't fully Too Read, but they definitely weren't Not Too Read.

They Tried, But Didn't Make the Cut: 
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
 Lone Star Trail by Darlene Franklin
 A Family for Christmas by Winnie Griggs
The Sword by Bryan M. Little
Tattler's Branch by Jan Watson
The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

These books were good and enjoyable, but they just couldn't quite eek it out to 4 in my ratings.

Coming up tomorrow, Too Read Part1!


  1. I haven't read any of these except for The Frontiersman's Daughter and I have to agree with you that it was not my favorite read either. I think I gave it a 3 on my blog. I love Laura Frantz's work but this one didn't hold my attention like the others.

  2. Though none of these were read, some I skipped because they seemed "so-so" just from the synopsis'. Aw, well. Every year brings some of those mediocre reads. :)

  3. Salyna, Agreed! Laura Frantz's other books have been great. I really enjoyed them.

  4. Rissi, I read some of the so-so posts, but wanted to try anyway. So, true, there will always be a few mediocre, but that is ok. :-)


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