It has taken me a long time during my reading life to get to the point where I was okay with not finishing books. So many times, I’ve instead placed the book back on my shelf and though This just wasn’t the right time for that book. Sometimes, this is accurate. But more times than not, it is just a hopeful thought that I will give that book another shot. It so rarely happens, though.
I thought for this week’s installment, I would share with you five books that I could not finish. Be sure to let me know if any of these are books you enjoyed or couldn’t finish, or some of the books that you just had to DNF yourself!
I love the movie to this. I tried to read a few times and could never get into it. I am not big into sci-fi, though, and just could not get into this. This is the only one on the list that I would probably give another shot, maybe in audiobook format.
This was a book that I got from Penguin’s First to Read program (I miss that program). This book…I barely got much into it before I was just lost. It was super not interesting, not well written, and I had to abandon it very quickly.
Oh…this books. I tried this book so many times. I still wonder what happened in this story. But I couldn’t make it past 50%. It was terribly written, none of the characters were interesting, and I never felt like the book got its footing. I kept pushing through until a friend of mine informed me the ending wasn’t worth the energy so I bounced.
I still love this cover.
The book, however, I barely made it to like 5%.
Fantasy books are not my jam. I’m not sure why I still try them occasionally.
Another fantasy book. I really wanted to get into this one because of all the hype. But I could not follow the various perspectives (and I am someone who loves multiple perspective books). I did not like any of the characters. I tried to watch the show and I couldn’t get into it, either, so I think this world just isn’t for me.