DNF= Do not finish…A term that until recently I did not allow myself to utter. For a long time I did not believe in DNF’ing books. I always finished a book, no matter how tedious I felt the book was. I wanted to make sure that I got the full book in and a lot of times a book can start out a little slow and then turn into a great story that I end up loving. I also felt that if I took the time to pick up a book and read the first portion of it that I should see the story through and finish the book.
I believed this until this year. I picked up a book that I honestly was so not interested in reading after I had started that I couldn’t even think about finishing it. I was very interested in this book and really loved the idea of the story, but once I started reading the book I just couldn’t get into the story. Maybe I didn’t read long enough into it or really try to focus, but I’ve realised that at this point in my life, when my reading time is more limited than it has been, I just want to read books that I really can get into. So without further ado, here are the books that I am DNF’ing…
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Oh goodness. This is a controversial one because I hear and see so many good reviews for this book. This story really intrigued me and I was very excited. I thought it would be a very haunting read…until I started reading it. Maybe I picked it up at the wrong time or maybe I didn’t give it a fair chance or read it long enough, but honestly I just didn’t really care about the characters or the story and the more I read the less I did.
- The Girl in the Spiders Web: This is a very recent decision and one that I really troubled with and still am trying to fight to continue with this book. I really loved the Lisbeth Salander books that Stieg Larsson wrote. Maybe that’s why I can’t get into this story? It’s not Stieg Larsson and while I think the story has a lot of potential, I just am having a really hard time with this book and I think at this point I need to just put it down for now. I may come back to it, but I just can’t get into it at this point.
So those are the only books that I have decided not to finish at this point. Do you have any books that you have not finished or have put down for good?