Today, I wanted to make a post about the ten books I’ve marked as DNF (did not finish) on Goodreads. I’m sure that there have been other books in the past that I haven’t finished, but these are the only ones I have a record of. Please don’t be offended if your favorite book is on this list. Chances are, I will try reading it again!
1. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
I was in a reading slump when I first tried reading this book. It wasn’t helping me get out of the slump, so I had to put it down. I would like to pick it up again sometime in the future!
2. Alienated by Melissa Landers
I managed to get half way through this book but I ended up putting it down when I realized that I didn’t really care what happened next. I found myself not being able to connect with the characters or story line. I hope to try reading this again someday though, since I’ve heard such amazing things about it! Plus, the cover is gorgeous.
3. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
I ended up not finishing this book after reading 160 pages of it. It wasn’t what I expected – in a bad way, unfortunately. I couldn’t connect to the characters and I found myself getting confused. It was putting me deeper into my reading slump at the time so I just had to put it down. I’m not sure if I’ll ever pick it back up again.
4. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
I really wanted to like this book since I’d heard such great things about it but I truly disliked it. It was a struggle to get to where I got to in the book (page 160). The main character was annoying and book itself was so boring. I won’t be picking this book back up.
5. BlackMoon Beginnings by Kaitlyn Hoyt
I read the first 30 pages of this in ebook form at a time when I wasn’t home and had nothing else to read. It was okay, but nothing really impressed me so I decided to stop reading it. Maybe I’ll finish it one day.
6. Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
I remember being so annoyed by the characters in this book. I couldn’t stand reading it so I just had to put it down. I won’t be continuing it. Ever.
7. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
According to my notes on Goodreads, I read 36% of the book. However, I just couldn’t get into it so I stopped reading the book. I don’t know if I’ll try reading it again.
8. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I got to page 145 in this book but for some reason, I didn’t want to read anymore at that time. I plan on finishing this book and watching the movie sometime in the future.
9. Aimee by Mary Beth Miller
This is one of the first books I officially marked as DNF. I don’t remember much about the book, other than it was just not interesting to me. I won’t be picking it back up again.
10. The Story of Us by Deb Caletti
I tried to read this book multiple times, but failed. Apparently, I just couldn’t get into the story. I haven’t tried reading it for a long time and I doubt I will try again!
What are some books that you couldn’t finish? Do you plan on going back to them or have you given up?