I first became aware of the women of The Chocolate Lovers Club when the book was chosen for my book club read, you can read the post about it here.
We all enjoyed it, which was surprising as there are some readers in the club who would never ever pick up such a chic lit off the shelf. We had a good time discussing the characters of the book, and confessed if we could relate to them.
So when I saw this on the shelf at Christmas I suggested it for the next read, being a Christmas themed book and characters who were familiar to all of us, I thought it would be a nice easy read over the holiday period.
Well I just finished it and I can’t say I enjoyed it. It was a struggle.
The characters, those women we got to know before, they mostly annoyed the hell out of me. How can anyone e so gullible and honestly how can anyone eat SO much chocolate. I like chocolate, I have a sweet tooth, but I actually felt sick from reading about the quantities consumed by these women.
If it hadn’t been a book club read I don’t think I would have finished it. Life is too short to read rubbish books. I feel bad though, like I’m being mean to a friend, (actually I also feel like a friend has let me down if I’ve been looking forward to reading a book and then don’t enjoy it) but I don’t think I will be buying the next instalment. I think me and The Chocolate Lovers Club may be 'on a break'.
Do you finish books if you don’t enjoy them?