Hello! Today’s post as you can read via the title is about the books I’ve marked as DNF. DNF stands for Did Not Finish. A little while ago I did my first “DNF” post. I thought that one would be my last.. Turns out, there are quite a few books that I’ve lost interest in, or for some reason they’ve failed to keep my attention.
Whether the book has caused me to lose interest, or I’m just not feeling the book at the moment.. There could be any amount of reasons why I didn’t finish a book. I could not like the writing, a character, or an event in the story that has caused me to stop reading.
As of late I’ve had a few more books that I’ve marked as DNF. Here they are!:
- Fireblood by Jeff Wheeler
I started to read Fireblood by Jeff Wheeler. Ultimately, I couldn’t get into the story as much as I had wanted to, and DNF’d the story pretty early on into the book. The story didn’t grab my attention as I hoped it would, even though there are some interesting facts about the main character. Which is completely upsetting because I wanted to like and get into this book. I really did. I just couldn’t though.
- Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
I really, really wanted to be able to get into reading Last Seen Leaving — And maybe someday I will. However, the first time ’round reading Last Seen Leaving, I just couldn’t get into the book at all. I really felt as that there was a block preventing me from reading ast Seen Leaving. I got 64 pages into the novel, and then flipped to the back of the book and read the last 30-50 pages of the ending.
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
It’s probably the images in the book that are putting me off. The story was interesting up until Conor relentlessly whined about his grandmother. I got to page 86 (42%).
While I initially was intrigued by the synopsis, it turns out that I didn’t like what I read! The book was moving too slowly for me to enjoy the book. I stopped reading at page 119 (33%).
- Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
The early talk of a forbidden love has soured my optimism for the book. I may try and read this again at a later time, but for now I am happily marking this as DNF.
- Aerie (Magonia, #2) by Maria Dahvana Headley
I don’t know what’s been up with me lately, but for some reason, I just can’t get into a few of the YA Fantasy books that I’ve been wanting to read? I don’t have the patience for how slow the book is unless the book starts with racing action, right from page one. However, trying to read Aerie made me realize that I don’t think I’m going to enjoy reading this second installation to the series — even though I’m interested in finding out what happens.
Are there any books that you’ve not finished lately?