24 January, 2017

 

I’m finding I’m putting books down more and more as I find I have less and less time to read.  It’s not even that they are particularly bad books.  If it doesn’t catch my interest, if something about it just drives me crazy, or if it’s been a couple days AND I HAVEN’T PICKED THE BOOK UP, I know it’s time to call it a DNF.  Unfortunately, not every book is going to be my cup of tea.  I have come to terms with it.  These days, I am all for being picky and easily laying down books because I simply don’t have much time to read!  I need to get in as many books I’m going to LOVE as possible in the little time I have.  So, the following are books I have called it quits on in the last year.  (There have only been six in the last year, so I’m not that bad for DNFing!)

Six

I’m In No Mood For Love by Rachel Gibson

DNF at 61%.

I was just so bored with this book.  Years ago, I purchased a bunch of books from this author because I really liked her style, but now that I’m a better reader…it’s just too much of the same.  Girl meets boy.  Boy is likely either a bad boy or just not right for her in some way or so she thinks…until they have sex…then everything changes and they magically fall in love and it turns out they are actually perfect for each other.  *gag*  Sorry, but it’s just a bit too cheesy for me.

Five

Bluff by Julie Dill

I got a copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss and I was quite excited about it.  I love poker and there really aren’t enough books out there on this particular subject!  However, I ended up putting it down not too far in.

There are many reasons for me not continuing this book. The main reason is that I was just plain bored with it.

Something that bothered me right off the bat: the author should’ve done her research. The book shows Chelsea watching the World Series of Poker on TV and it’s down to the final two players. The screen leaves the players and goes to a model holding the money and then it zooms in to see the 100 on the bill. Well, in the World Series of Poker, once it’s down to the final two, the cash (and bracelet) are actually right on the table between the two players. Considering this book is likely to attract people who are actually interested in poker (like myself), you would think the author would make herself familiar with such things.

Four

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

DNF at 46%.

While this book is well-written and the author has created an interesting world, I just found myself completely and utterly bored!

Three

Significance by Shelly Crane

DNF at 58%.

I put this one down because it failed to capture my interest and had lots of mistakes (which drives me crazy).

Two

Inspire by Cora Carmack

DNF at 32%.

I just couldn’t seem to connect with the characters or the romance.

I found Kalli’s personality rather annoying. She is who she is and she’s been that way for years and years, more years than an average life (but she looks like she’s in her early twenties) and now all of a sudden, after all this time, she is taking issue with it. Now she decides she doesn’t like just being the beautiful muse. She wants a real life with real love. But she never had a problem with it before? Really? In all those years? Hmm.

One

The Passage by Justin Cronin

DNF at 35%.

This book was just way too drawn out for me.  And it’s quite a long book, so I just couldn’t handle it.

 What books have you decided to put down for good lately? Or maybe you don’t ever DNF books?

 

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Posted 24 January, 2017 by Sam in Books, Discussions / 2 CommentsTags: , ,


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2 Responses to “Books I Didn’t Finish”

  1. Wendy

    I totally understand. Happens to me a lot lately. Too many to mention actually. I finally, just recently, found a book I really enjoyed and it was one of the ones you can’t put down. For your info, as well as anyone else who reads my comment, the book is called The Couple Next Door. The author is Shari Lapena.

    • Sam

      I’m glad you found a book that you could really get into! I actually have that book as to read on Goodreads. It sounds good! However, I’m not sure it’s the best time to read it, since I have a seven-month-old. Might freak me out too much!! We’ll see, though. Definitely want to read that one some day.