Ten Books I DNF (Did Not Finish)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.

This week is all about those books that we gave up on too easily. I decided to spin the topic and talk about books that I didn’t finish reading for one reason or another. Now, I don’t like to be too negative on my blog, so please remember that these books just didn’t work for me. I don’t think they are bad books at all. It’s just I found something about them problematic personally. You may have loved them!

Book images go to Goodreads!

All the Truth That's in Me

This one might shock a few people because I know it’s quite well loved! I found it to be a bit of a slow burner and a little predictable.

A Different Me

I found this book lacked depth when it could have had so much!

A Hole in My Heart

This was a sweet enough story but I really didn’t connect with the characters.

The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)

I was so disappointed with this book!

Miss Carter's War

The pacing of this book really affected my enjoyment!

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

I know others have really enjoyed this book, but it really didn’t work for me.

Almost Grace

This story didn’t engage me like I wanted and I didn’t connect with the characters.

Because You'll Never Meet Me (Because You'll Never Meet Me #1)

I really didn’t enjoy the second half of this book and promptly gave up!

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)

I feel bad for featuring this book as I know so many love it, but the series really didn’t work for me.

Hunting Lila (Lila, #1)

I know a lot of my blogging friends adore this book, but again, it didn’t work for me. I think my main problem was Lila! I just didn’t connect with her as a character.

How have you taken on this list? Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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53 thoughts on “Ten Books I DNF (Did Not Finish)

  1. I’ve seen “Across the Universe” a lot on Goodreads or on lists by bloggers, but for some reason I’ve never been interested in reading it.

    Happy Top Ten Tuesday, Chrissi!

  2. Oh my gosh, I COMPLETELY agree about Linger. I absolutely love Maggie Stiefvater, but I only just barely made it through Shiver and couldn’t bring myself to continue the series. A little too much angst for me. Lol. And I feel like that series has such a different vibe than a lot of her other books, but maybe that’s just me. Awesome list!!

  3. I’ve only read two of these–I agree with you and with Loretta that Shiver is where I bogged down in the series, and it put me off Stiefvater for awhile! But I enjoyed Because You’ll Never Meet Me.

  4. Great list, Chrissi! That’s a shame about All the Truth That’s in Me – I really enjoyed that one, but it’d be so boring if we all thought the same things about every book – but looking back I probably should have DNF’d Across the Universe because I did find it really boring and I never continued with the series.

  5. I did like All the Truth that’s in Me, but I see your point. I read Across the Universe, but never finished the rest of the series. I think I started the second book once and didn’t get past a chapter.

  6. I’m here with you on both Linger and Across the Universe! I feel the same. They were just… not my cup of tea. Great list! I don’t recognize a couple of titles but honestly I’m glad that I don’t.

  7. I can definitely understand issues with the Stiefvater series. I think if I were to pick it up now I wouldn’t love it nearly as much as I did.

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