Top Ten Tuesday: Books I DNF Too Quickly

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

1083960.jpgThis 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

320.jpgI 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

29906980.jpgI 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

26116430.jpgThis was an audiobook, and the narrator may have been why I DNF. But the story line was just weird.

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

27209486.jpgThis 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

13526165.jpgAnother possible narrator DNF. But I just felt Bernadette was setting herself up for identity theft.

Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford

17934469.jpgHistorical 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

8755776.jpgIf 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

439288.jpgI 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

4214.jpgI 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.

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