Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit, Specifically Books We Had To DNF

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This week we chose, out of all the bookish things to quit, all the books we quit reading!

Lauren's Picks

The following books I unfortunately had to DNF, which is the saddest thing ever. Besides the looks that puppies give you when you have food. All I'm going to say so as not to offend anyone who likes these books, is that I tried. I tried and they just weren't for me.

3 -- Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Bridget's Picks

I've had a lot of trouble finishing books I start recently, which I think says more about me than the books necessarily—or at least the mood I've been in recently (that is, the mood to not have to think very hard when I read). So, here are a few books I've given up on in the past few months, but hope to return to when I'm in a more compatible state of mind:

4 -- The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
5 -- Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
6 -- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
7 -- The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

Daisy's Picks

One of these was just too much blah and not enough awesomeness to weigh up to it, one of these had too much gruesomeness without characters I could find myself caring about and one is an extra-sad because I love Shana Galen's writing! But life is too short and my spare time to precious to be reading books that I'm not enjoying.

8 -- The Dragon Engine by Andy Remic
9 -- Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson
10 -- The Rogue You Know by Shana Galen

Tell us your bookish quit list!


  1. I did finish the Fallen and Halo and I liked them. I don't know if they would capture me the same now but as I read them they were just what I needed. I think sometimes you just grow out of a certain story and there is nothing wrong with that. Only read things you really like so you can always be happy! My Top Ten

    1. Yes, Eve, I like your quote to read thing that you like and that will makes you happy ;)
      Here is mine Top Ten:
      Silvy @Books are my life

  2. I never read middlesex, but I DNF'd The Virgin Suicides. I think it was his writing style that didnt do it for me.
    Here's my TTT Post, aslo DNF'd books:

  3. I had the same thing with The Miniaturist! I hear so many good things about it that I think I might like it another time... but not right now.

    My top ten things to quit were bad bookish habits! Here.

  4. And I just pre-ordered dreamland .. nooooo. I loved Fallen though. It was a great book. But I read it when I was just out of primary so, I might have changed my taste. But yeah you guys said go crazy with the list so
    Here's my list... 10 Reasons why I've stopped lending out books

  5. I could not stand Blue Bloods either! I am glad I'm not the only one :)

  6. Good for you! I had to write my post about five reasons I need to start quitting because I CAN'T DNF books! It actually makes me a little crazy.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  7. I did the same topic!
    I haven't read any of these book except Fallen, I read that series through to the third book, nothing happens in that series. I was so angry I wasted my time reading those books. Luckily they were library books so I didn't also waste my money, like I did with the Delirium and Divergent series's *grumbles*

    My TTT: Marie @ Pages to Explore

  8. I just had to give up on The Fall by Bethany Griffin. It jumps around so much that I'm losing track, and losing interest. I also gave up on Evernight by Claudia Grey because.. well.. it upset me. I hate the way it ended.


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