Blogmas Day 28: 11 DNFs of 2019

Happy BLOGMAS Day 28!

I know this is probably a shock for some people. Some readers never put down a book for good. I just don’t put up with books I’m not enjoying. I understand that some of these were from NetGalley, which should take priority, but I’m still not going to finish it if I’m not enjoying it. Here’s to hoping that 2020 is better!

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

I won this one in a Goodreads giveaway, but I would sit down for an hour and only get 20 pages in. I would get distracted because I didn’t want to read it. The sentences were all so long. I just decided to put it down.

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

A friend recommended this to me because it was one of her favorite books. It sounded really cute, so I picked it up. I didn’t jibe with the writing style. I don’t even think I got 20 pages into in before I decided to put it down.

The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

I read The Chalk Man by Tudor, and it was actually an okay read. I was excited to pick this up because the books can only get better, right? Wrong. I was bored.

The Editor by Steven Rowley

I actually really enjoyed the writing style of this one. I realized that I’m just not a fan of books about writers. I couldn’t really tell you why. I may try to give this another shot in the future.

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

The beginning was quite interesting, but it became confusing very fast. I didn’t care about any of the characters. I gave it a good shot though.

Normal People by Sally Rooney

This novel was problematic for me. There were a few lines in the beginning that just deterred me from continuing. It was a no from me. This is a DNF for good!

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

I don’t even know about this one. It’s almost a 500-page book, and it confused the crap out of me. The writing was okay, but it didn’t hold my interest.

Fallen too Far by Abbi Glines

I love romance novels but this didn’t do it for me. I realize that I like to read books with a good balance of plot and smut. It cannot be all smut.

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

I didn’t fancy the writing style or the story. I couldn’t justify continuing when I have so many other books I’m excited about.

The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton

I can’t express how much I disliked this one. The writing was good, but the story was flat. I was so excited for this and it disappointed me.

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey


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