Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books I Checked Out From the Library and Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books I Decided to DNF (did not finish) too Quickly (are you questioning your DNF choices on any books? If you have a policy to not DNF, put a spin on the topic to make it fit you.).” Honesty, I don’t spend too much time thinking about DNF books. I usually figure out pretty quickly if a book is for me or not. I don’t tend to keep track of DNFs and in many cases if I only get 15 pages in, I don’t really count it as a DNF. As it were, it would be really hard to come up with ten books to fit this week’s topic, so I will be doing something a little different. I’m listing the last ten books I checked out from the library that I never ended up reading. Sometimes this means that I gave it a chance, but we didn’t click, other times I just ran out of time and had to return it, and in some cases I just didn’t feel like reading that particular book at the time. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


Have you read any of these? Should I give any particular one another shot? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

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63 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books I Checked Out From the Library and Never Read

  1. That’s a very clever twist on this week’s TTT. It’s completely relatable. I don’t discuss DNF because those are rare for me. And if I do have one, I don’t like to shine a negatively light on books that I haven’t completely. I just feel like I don’t have the whole story (get it 🙂 ) to review it.

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  2. I had such high hopes for I’ll Give You The Sun, but I ended up not being impressed by it. I personally don’t think you’re missing much!

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  3. Oh man, I do this CONSTANTLY. Partly because I can book hoard for free, but then I get so many there’s no way I can get through them all. I love Saga and I’ll Give You the Sun. Yaqui Delgado is okay, but I much prefer the author’s Burn Baby Burn. My Sister Rosa is creeeeeeeeepy.

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  4. This happens to me a lot!! I think I can read faster than I really do when I’m checking books out– and then books I was SO excited to read have to go back without being read 😦 I totally LOVED I’ll Give You the Sun. Also, BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT and WICKED LIKE A WILDFLOWER have beautiful covers!!

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  5. It’s alway hard to DNF a book, especially when you want to love it. I did enjoy Markswoman, it was a little slow at start but did pick up.

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  6. First of all, excellent twist on this topic. I wish I had thought of it. Now the books. I read two of them up there, Wicked Like a Wildfire and I’ll Give You the Sun. I loved them both, with IGYTS being one of my all time favorites. My problem with library books is that my holds come through, and I have no time to read the books, so I return them, because I feel guilty having them checked out, while other people are waiting.

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  7. Nice topic for this week Alicia! I don’t really DNF books either, but I’ve come close a few times recently with The Smoke Thieves and The Beast’s Heart. I really want to read Saga and I’ll Give You The Sun, but I just haven’t got round to them yet. Markswoman also intrigues me, but that’s lower down my TBR and I’ve seen a few reviews saying it wasn’t great so I’m not as fussed about getting to it soon. Great post for this week!

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  8. When I was in the YA section at the Barnes and Noble on Sunday, the title Done Dirt Cheap stuck out to me! If you didn’t know, it’s a lyric from an AC/DC song. Before it comes the the line “Dirty deeds.” It’s kind of mobster-ish! I love that song. Anyway, I didn’t look at the cover because I wasn’t really planning to buy anything, but I have to say, I love what I see here. And I love motorcycles. Okay, now I’m rooting for this book. It HAS to be cool!

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  9. I have quite a few of these on my TBR list that I just never got around to reading yet. I am really enjoying the Saga graphic novels though. I read 2 & 3 yesterday.

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  10. I like the change of topic. I haven’t read any of these but I do recognize them all. I’ve heard great things about Saga but remain unsure myself if I want to pick it up at some point in the future. Wake of Vultures looks interesting.

    I’ve brought two books unread back this year so far to the library (but this is because I try not to take more than 3 books with me at the time either).

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  11. I am so that person that buys a book before reading what I already have at home, lol. I am such an indecisive person when it comes around to deciding on what to read next. I’m a bit of a slower reader, I read when I can so I might take way longer to finish a book than others. Currently, reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Amazing read so far, still have about 80 pages or so before I finish it.

    I have so many books I want to read this summer. The Leftovers, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, It’s Kind of A Funny Story, Dietland, to name just a few. I probably won’t end up sticking to that list, like I mentioned I’m indecisive usually, lol.

    I’ll try to check out your list of books, always looking for new books to read. Great site by the way!

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  12. I like your spin on this. It’s a bit unique. As for your selections, I don’t think I’ve read any of them with the exception of I’ll Give You the Sun. And it wasn’t my taste (it wasn’t necessarily bad, either) and all that jazz. Great list!

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  13. Yaqui Delgado has been on my tbr since forever and I’m still interested in it but I just haven’t been able to get around to it. The same with I’ll Give You the Sun. My co-blogger, Veronika, read and loved My Sister Rosa, though. Hope you still do get around to some of these someday!

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