Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.
I did want to follow the original theme for this week “Books I DNF’d Too Quickly” or at the very least I wanted to talk about books I have DNF’d. However, I just haven’t DNF’d that many books! So I decided to do this one, in which I will talk about books I probably REALLY should have DNF’d instead of suffering through.
These are in no particular order and I will link up my full review if I have one.
This is probably one of the worst books I’ve read in a while and one that I kind of REALLY wish I had DNF’d instead of wasting my time with it. Everything was messy and downright weird, reading through this book felt like I was walking through a very cluttered room.
Yep, that’s right. I didn’t like “Sky in the Deep” like everyone else seemed to. The beginning started out alright but everything else just got so bogged down and boring, I was so bored while reading this one. I pushed through though just in case the action picked up again or the story got interesting annnnnnd it really didn’t.
Right when I think I can give historical fiction a try again, yikes. I liked that this had some supernatural elements to it since some people had abilities and powers but overall it was super tedious and I felt like nothing was happening.
I really want to like YA alien invasion books but I don’t seem to have good luck with them, this one was so…odd. The pacing was slow, the plot was predictable, the main character was very unlikable, and there was a cringey romance. Nothing of real significance happened with the story the entire time too, it just felt like a waste of my time reading it.
What was this book? I certainly have no clue and I read it! The story was very messy and a bit ridiculous at times, there was a completely unnecessarily complicated romantic sub plot, and the dialogue was very cringe inducing. This was supposed to be a YA horror book but it felt far from it.
The story wasn’t too bad in this one and the writing was decent, it’s a re-imagining of Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood”, which of course sounds really interesting! However, I was pretty bored while reading and the main character is constantly making really irritating choices.
This is a book I really should have known better than to try, I just knew I was going to hate it. Way, way too much romance and not enough horror for me! Also I thought everything that should have shocked me, didn’t. And isn’t the point of reading a horror/suspense/thriller to be thrilled or shocked?
I thought this was going to be a really great mystery/thriller regardless of the pretty heavy subject matter (sexual abuse and molestation). However, the twists were predictable and while I KNEW this book was going to focus on sex and sexual abuse I didn’t think it would be the sole focus. Seriously the actual mystery took a back seat to all of the sex, which I wasn’t expecting.
Another mystery/thriller that I was expecting to be dark, creepy, and twisted BUT it was very predictable and actually kind of boring especially in the second half. However, my biggest problem with this book (and why I SHOULD have DNF’d it) was the graphic description of injuries, medical procedures, and health issues. I have anxiety and it really comes out when I am confronted with medical issues or just things in general, it makes me nervous. So of course all of the description was giving me anxiety while reading and I really should have just quit instead of forcing my way through the book.
I really, really wanted to enjoy this one more since there’s alternate reality traveling and a dashing pirate as well but the overall story was very directionless and got confusing. There also wasn’t a lot of action and there were soooooo many tropes!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
What are some books you have DNF’d?
What are some books you WISH you would have DNF’d?
Let me know in the comments!