Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, I list ten answers that correlate to the topic question. This week’s topic is centered around books I DNF-ed too quickly.
One Unhappy Horse by CS Adler
This was actually my very first DNF. I was probably 12 and actually not finishing this one has stuck with me for all these years.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I really don’t get this book and why people like it. To me, it was a bunch of characters with the same or too similar name and incest and weird things. . .
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
I couldn’t even get through the first chapter. It’s just weird. BUT I hear if you can get past the first couple chapters, it gets better.
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
This was an audiobook, and the narrator may have been why I DNF. But the story line was just weird.
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
This one just wasn’t my style. I felt it was too similar to The After Party. And I’m not a fan of characters being OBSESSED with another character.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Another possible narrator DNF. But I just felt Bernadette was setting herself up for identity theft.
Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Historical fiction. Beautiful cover. But then a possible scandal happens and they try to cover it up. I just didn’t have the patience or stomach for that. Beware trigger warnings.
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
If a book has ever made me extremely angry, it’s this series. Honestly, Clary is so stupid and blind and the plot so obvious. I really just skipped a lot of the last book to hurry up to the end. After DNF this one, I have no desire to finish the series. BUT Finding Land loved it!
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I know this book is a great tool and asset for overcoming rape and for speaking out against it. It’s doing GREAT things. But I just couldn’t read it.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
I started reading this one and found it a little bland. But I know I should have kept reading. This is still on my TBR, but something I stopped reading and put at the bottom of the pile. For now.