Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a bit open-ended, “Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit (aka ten book series I think I’m going to abandon, ten bookish habits I want to quit, ten authors I quit reading, ten types of books I’m quitting, ten tropes I want to stop reading about, ten books I marked as DNF (did not finish) recently, etc. Get as creative as you want).” This was a lot harder than I thought it would be, but since I don’t usually write DNF reviews, I thought I’d ought to share the last ten books I DNFed. These are the books I attempted to read, but for whatever reason ended up putting them down. I may revisit them again. Covers are linked to Goodreads.
1. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley – If you’ve read this one, you know it’s kind of weird with an unconventional writing style. I don’t think I got through a fourth of the book before putting it down. It’s just not for me.
2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – This book got a lot of mixed reviews, so I ended up putting it off for a long time. I finally checked it out from the library and knew almost immediately that I would not enjoy it.
3. Stray by Elissa Sussman – I’d by lying if I told you I know exactly why I couldn’t finish this one. Can’t remember much, simply that it wasn’t holding my attention.
4. Talon by Julie Kagawa – I love dragons. Dragons, dragons, dragons. So when I got this one from the library, I was eager to get started. Unfortunately, I could tell right away that this was not going to end with me singing its praises, so I put it down.
5. Red Rising by Pierce Brown – This book is so popular, so much so, that I wanted to give it a chance even though it really didn’t sound like my kind of book. I think I read the first chapter before deciding I wasn’t feeling it. I may revisit this one in the future.
6. Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland – This post is really testing my memory and I am failing miserably. I don’t really remember why I didn’t continue with this one. Great cover though.
7. Get Even by Grechen McNeil – I don’t think I was really in the mood for this kind of book at the time, but I’d actually like to get around to it again.
8. The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall – I actually forgot that I attempted to read this one. I was thinking about it the other day and was trying to remember why I hadn’t read it yet and it was because I dnfed it.
9. Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios – This has such an intriguing premise, but for whatever reasons (I ought to write these reasons down), I didn’t finish it.
10. The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer – And I’m going to, of course, end on a book that I can’t remember why I didn’t read it all the way through. But the odds are I read the first chapter and decide against continuing.
Have you read any of these books? Which should I give another chance to? Are you like me and can’t remember why you DNF a book or are you one of those thorough bloggers who document why you didn’t continue a book (I applaud you)? Share your thoughts in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit you.