Top Eight Books I DNF’d This Year and Two I Gratefully Continued

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish.  They had been on summer hiatus, and since their return, my participation returns.

One must not waste time with a love affair gone sour. The same advice adheres to our love affairs with books. Why bother, if you’re not moved? Find a book that grips you and never lets go. Therefore, today’s top ten revolves around books I had a hard time reading. I chose eight books I DNF’d so far this year and two I’m glad to have finished.

Top Eight Books I DNF’d So Far in 2017

When We Were Worthy  I’m not awfully fond of multiple points of views in books. I prefer one or two at the most. However, with the interesting blurb, I thought I’d get a connection with at least three of them. Alas, I left with zero connections. The characters bored me to no end.

The Lauras Too slow. Unfortunately, I finished reading a good book (Out Of The Easy) before I reached for this one, causing my nonchalant tossing of this story.

The Brontë Plot  If I cannot remember why I DNF’d this book,  enough said.

Done Dirt Cheap Over-hype hurt this book for me. After sixty pages, I ditched it. However, I may return, if I have nothing else to read for a bit.

When Dimple Met Rishi As with the above book, over-hype killed this book. I gave it thirty pages over three days (Yes, three days! Red Alert!) and ditched it. Maybe I’ll finish. Maybe not.

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) What works for children does not translate for adults. I never read this as a child. Maybe I would have liked it then. Maybe not. But, as an adult, I found it slow and unbelievably boring. I respect its placement within classics.

However, not all classics warm my heart.

Linden Hills Too many male perspectives and too slow, despite an interesting concept.

Every Last Lie  I simply did not care about this couple. With this book and Kubica’s  Don’t You Cry, a book I DNF’d and returned to, after a two-month break, I’m afraid Ms. Kubica’s on thin ice with me. Shame since I like her two novels, Pretty Baby and The Good Girl.

…And Two I’m Grateful To Have Finished

The Cellar (The Cellar #1)  The Cellar I learned how to properly hate read/review a book.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Purple Hisbiscus I came close to DNF’ing various times, but I’m glad I continued because there were scenes I needed to witness.

Well, there you have it. 2017’s not done with me yet. While I hope I won’t DNF another book in the last months, will I find a bad book lurking near my pure bookshelves?

What books have you recently DNF’d? Feel free to leave your comment.

Happy Reading!

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10 thoughts on “Top Eight Books I DNF’d This Year and Two I Gratefully Continued

  1. You’re totally right about When Dimple Me Rishi. The hype was SO strong. Admittedly it’s not super great at the beginning; it seems a bit like a typical YA. But after the plot gets going it improves a lot. Though I do understand people who don’t like books they have to commit to in order for them to like it.

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    1. I do hope to return to the book. Sometimes, a book sticks with me, even if I put it down without finishing.

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  2. Mary Kubica is on thin ice with me too. I really liked her first book, still haven’t read Pretty Baby (although I did start it once on audiobook, I got distracted by something else). Don’t You Cry was fairly terrible and I wish I’d DNFed it. I don’t have any plans at the moment to pick up her latest book- but it’ll definitely be a library book. And A Wrinkle in Time is a book I read only as an adult, maybe 6 or 7 years ago? I had tried and failed to read the book as a kid, and while I liked it okay enough, I had no wish to continue the series. And I did like When Dimple Met Rishi, it’s cute enough, but it’s not the end all be all the hype promised it would be.

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    1. We’re in sync, Kate. Good thing in this day and age. I’ll likely return to When Dimple Met Rishi. Maybe the fate wasn’t aligned correctly.

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