Ten Books I DNFed

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is… Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

 So believe it or not, there aren’t that many books that I’ve abandoned half way. For the most part I stick to genres that I know I like, and it takes a lot for me to give up on a book. A book has to be really boring for me to put it aside, or the characters have to be awful. That’s pretty much it. Anyway, here are 10 books I did not finish.

Also, if you see one of your favorite books here I’m really sorry! *hides*

1. Reservations by Kindle Alexander – This author is a really popular m/m romance author and this is the second book of theirs I’ve DNFed. Considering I rarely DNF books, this author is probably not for me. Also, on the cover the chracter is wearing a mask and I don’t remember any mask?? (I got pretty far into the book before I put it down.

2. Sweet Thing (Sweet Thing #1) by Renee Carlino – Omfg I haaaaated the female MC. Mia was so unbearable which made me so sad because her love interest, Will, was A+. She was a hypocrite, a snob, judgmental, I could go on. I’m all for flawed and unlikable characters, but I’ve got my limits.

3. Hollywood Dirt (Hollywood Dirt #1) by Alessandra Torre – I didn’t hate anything about this book, I just thought it was really boring. *shrugs*

4. The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #1) by Wendy Higgins – The characters were so one-dimensional in this book. Every YA stereotype was present here.

5. King (King #1) by T.M. Frazier – Like I said, I tend to stay away from books and genres I’m positive I won’t like. But to figure out which genres I don’t like, I have to read a few books from it. Duh. Over the years I’ve figured out about 90% of dark romances really aren’t my thing. This was one of my casualties in my quest to figuring this out.

6. These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner – This was just a classic “too much hype” book. The cover, the plot, the hype, I was ready to love it. But about halfway through I was so underwhelmed.

7. Vain (The Seven Deadly #1) by Fisher Amelie – This book has such a great rating on Goodreads I’m not sure what I missed. The MC was awful (but the author literally says it in the blurb so this ones on me). But one thing I couldn’t stand was that the MC goes to Africa (What country, you ask? I have no idea and neither did the author) and the author didn’t bother to research anything.

8. Panic (Panic #1) by Lauren Oliver – Considering the blurb sounded so epic, 18 year-old me was ready to find a new favorite, but alas…

9. Reclaiming the Sand (Reclaiming the Sand #1) by A. Meredith Walters – I am super wary of books that have a bully and the person they bullied fall in love. All I remember is this author made the bully, Ellie, impossible to like. Every time I thought she was redeemable, so pulled a 180 and did something awful. And like I said, I have no problem with unlikable characters. But the author kept trying to convince me she was good deep down. Pass.

10. The Devil’s Metal (Devils #1) by Karina Halle – Considering I still stan The Artists Trilogy to this day, this was a big disappointment to 17-year-old me.

24 thoughts on “Ten Books I DNFed

  1. I used to have a hard time dnfing books, but as I have less and less time to read, I’ve had learn how to move on. I still feel a guilty twinge when I don’t finish a book though. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.


  2. I love this list! Seriously – I am all for dnf-ing books. I used to force myself through books knowing I’d hate it in the end. Life’s too short. There is only so much time in the day to read so if I book doesn’t do *IT* for me by 50%, bye bye book.

    Btw. I loved King. Sometimes you just have to admit defeat and say that a certain genre isn’t for you.


    1. I know how many people love dark romances but unfortunately it’s not really my genre. And totally agree with DNFs! I’m trying to do it a bit more so I have more time for books I’ll love 😊😊


  3. The only book on your list that I read and liked was Panic, but don’t worry, I’m not here to try to force you to finish it! These Broken Stars has been on my TBR for years, and who knows if I’ll ever get to it. I really like the authors, whom I’ve met a few times, so I’ll probably either keep it forever or finally read it at some point. 🙂


    1. Lmao I have books on my TBR that I’ll probably never read but they’re still there 😂 completely understandable!


    1. The cover and the blurb really got my interest. But unfortunately I didn’t find anything interesting about it when I finally started it. 😧

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  4. I liked Panic, but I’d been expecting to LOVE it. I felt a little deflated when I’d finished it, because despite all of the action that went on it still had a really slow pace – I can see why you DNF’d it!

    You can find my Top Ten Tuesday here.


  5. I don’t intend to continue with These Broken Stars series. I wasn’t blown away by These Broken Stars to want to read more from the series! Fab list!


  6. The cover of ‘Stars’ is indeed stunning! That’s a large reason why I read it, and though I don’t dislike it, it’s not my favorite story either (or that’s my memory of it). I’ve kind of waffled about trying Wendy’s fairy tale books, but at this point I doubt I’ll pick them up – there’s far too many other books clamoring for attention. 😉


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