Top 3 Thursday: Books I didn’t finish

It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve started putting books down midway, never to be picked up again (known in the bookstagram community as DNFing a book).

It does mean that here haven’t been many I’ve not finished, especially as I’m getting fairly good at knowing what I’l enjoy reading and what I won’t…but there’s always a few that slip through the cracks right?

1. The Devil that Danced on Water – Aminatta Forna

This one was hard to put down because it had been recommended and lent to me by a friend. But unfortunately the writing style just wasn’t for me, and the pace of the book was so slow that I just couldn’t stick it out.

2. Inappropriation – Lexi Freiman

Oh. My. Goodness. This book was just pretty full on from the start, but also I had absolutely no connection with any of the characters. Which, for a book about high schoolers is pretty strange considering, y’know, we’ve all been there. Before I put it down for good, I tried flipping forward a chapter or two to get a feel for if it got better. It didn’t.

I do know that some people have loved this book and many find it hilarious, so don’t take my word for it, but it certainly isn’t one I’ll be trying again in a hurry.


YEP, that’s only two! These are the 2 books I’ve DNF’d this year, and given that I can’t even remember what I did last weekend there’s no way I’m remembering what books I didn’t finish over a year ago. It’s my blogging meme and I can do what I want! 😛

What books have you had to put down or give up on? Are any of them ones other people have loved? Or, if you don’t DNF books, what books do you wish you could have?

Until next week,

M xx

11 thoughts on “Top 3 Thursday: Books I didn’t finish

  1. The last book I barely could read was DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. It’s a classic and I thought I would be totally into the story but within the first 3 or 4 chapters I just couldn’t!

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  2. Wow you have done really well to only DNF 2!! But then I think I haven’t really DNF’d that many either. I am actually going to be doing a similar post this week!!! Great post, happy reading 🙂

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  3. that’s an amazing accomplishment, only 2?! wow! I don’t tend to DNF books deliberately, but I have several books on the go at a time (I’m a mood reader, so I read light trashy books when I’m tired, spooky books at night, etc.) and if something isn’t keeping me interested, I just forget to go back to it, lol. so there’s probably quite a few I’ve technically DNF’d, but don’t remember!


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