My 2015 ”Did Not Finish” Titles #1

Fortunately, I have not DNF’d that many books so far but DNFing for me is inevitable because of the amount of books I pick up and the variety of genres I read. Not every book can be a winner, sadly.

Here it goes:

1. Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol. I actually wrote a review for this one. You can read it HERE. I just couldn’t stand the heroine, among many other things.

2. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. I barely made it 50 pages into this book before I found myself bored to dead. And it was so repetitive!

3. A World Without Princes (School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani. There is only so much silliness, secrets, doubts and confusion I can take. Book 1, however, was enjoyable. You can read my review of it HERE.

4. Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. I was SURE (having loved Magic Bites) that this was going to be a kickass UF new series with a strong main character and a splendidly developed magic world. But it was underwhelming…so so underwhelming.

And THAT COVER. Why did they reject this one?

Please don’t tell me that it wasn’t sexy enough.

5. Song of Oestend by Marie Sexton. I love M/M romance, I really do, but my love is usually for the CHARACTERS and I did not want the love interest in this book to, well, be the love interest. Basically, I just did not like where it was going.

6. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons. Sometimes you just know from the start if a book is for you or not. I simply could not this one… dnf.

7. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. Lovely clear writing and good characterization but 1) Evanjalin annoyed me, 2) was not that original and 3) I was so darn bored. Which lead me to… dnf.

8. Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy. I’ve very recently DNF’d this one. You can read my short review for it HERE. It was so incredibly slow.

9. City of Savages by Lee Kelly. I’ve actually DNF’d this book today. This wasn’t a bad book, but way too psychological for a dystopian. Where was the action hidden? Bref, dnf… but I might get back to it some indeterminate day.

So that was it! I’m kind of glad I did not DNF more than 10 books because, believe me or not, DNFing is not something I ”enjoy” doing and try to limit my amount of it… but I also think aout the fact that there are thousands of amazing books waiting to be read out there and, if a certain one does not work for us, then what is the point of forcing ourselves? But, of course, it depends on you.

Have you DNF’d a lot of books so far? πŸ™‚

27 thoughts on “My 2015 ”Did Not Finish” Titles #1

  1. Uh oh, Glass Arrow is on my TBR… Luckily none of the others are! I agree with you, not finishing just feels wrong. I give it 50 pages before I quit, and I have to try a book I own twice before I can give it away πŸ™‚


  2. I loved A World Without Princes!!! Sad that you didn’t. Thought it was even better than the first — especially when the girls turn into boys.


  3. I wished I’d DNF Under Different Stars…but here’s the thing. The book was so bad, so laughably, predictably bad, that I just had to keep reading. For entertainment’s sake πŸ˜›


  4. Your ability to DNF is awesome! I just can’t hahahaha I’m trying to change that though because I do have a lot of books to read. And now I’m worried about Finnikin of the Rock. I was so excited to read that one!


    • hahaha, well… I do try to not DNF two books per week… only like 1 or 1 per two weeks. But I give chance to way too many different type of books so I always end up feeling differently for every one of them. So many people loved Finnikin of the Rock. I’m just the black sheep. *shrugs*


  5. You’re right, the second cover for Burn For Me is so much better than the first! I just bought it on Amazon during the $.99 sale darn it! Oh well, at least I didn’t pay full price for it.


  6. That’s a lot of books, I’m not sorry I haven’t read any of those πŸ™‚ I don’t think I haven’t finished a book this year, one almost made it but it got better πŸ™‚


  7. I haven’t actually read any of these, the synopsis on most of them haven’t really interested me enough to add them really. There’s been so many books I haven’t been able finish though, out of almost 700 books, I’ve neglected to finish 54 of those. Not too bad, but not so great either. How long do you read before you decide that you can’t continue? I try to make it until half way, but some reads aren’t worth your time and I ditch them much earlier. Sorry none of these worked for you Lola, there’s plenty more books on the shelf though ❀


    • My amount of DNFs is similar to yours. It’s like 70 books on 990. Something like that πŸ˜› I remember when I wasn’t reviewing and went to the library a lot, I never DNFed. I actually felt too bad about doing that… makes me feel lazy somehow. But, well, I grew since then ahah. Thanks, Diva!! ❀


  8. Aw I’m disappointed you didn’t get to finish The Glass Arrow :/ I personally liked it. City of Savages sounds interesting but I’m having second thoughts on it .. I like your ability to flag a book as DNF’ed – I get too guilty sometimes lol although life’s too short to read bad books! Great post Lola πŸ™‚


  9. Hey you DNFed Finnikin recently! That was easy to find. Anyways, I wanted to read The School of Good and Evil for awhile now, but seeing that you DNFed the second book makes me reconsider. Maybe I’ll just read the first and that will be that. Very glad I did not request Me Being Me….You Being You, but I think I already mentioned that on your DNF review πŸ™‚


  10. Darn, I’m sorry Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews did not work out for you. I’ve had my eye on Glass Arrow, but mixed reviews are making me wait and keep more eyes on it. And, I really enjoyed your review for School for Good and Evil (still need to read with my daughter), so I’m sad the second installment was a disappointment.
    Thanks for sharing, Lola πŸ™‚


  11. Aw, I LOVED Burn For me!!! So much that it’s on my reread shelf!! But, yeah. That cover blows. So bad and not even in a romance-cheesy way. *sigh* I do so hate DNFs but they happen, especially when we read so much!


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