Top 10 Tuesday – Last 10 books I abandoned

Ahhh the dreaded DNF.  I’m not as afraid to DNF a book now as I was when I first started blogging.  Too many books, not enough time to waste on something that just isn’t working for me.  So here are my most recent DNF books.



The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep – H.G. Parry

Just couldn’t seem to get into this one, which was too bad because I LOVE Dickens.  Maybe it’s because the main character just annoyed the heck out of me.  He truly was an awful person.

Review here.





Stormsong – C.L. Polk

It’s truly too bad about this one, because I really loved the first book Witchmark.  I’m not giving up though.  I will be coming back to it later.  I think I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind for it.





four profound weaves


The Four Profound Weaves – R.B. Lemberg

This is actually a mistake, after I put it in here I remembered that I actually finished this.  I think. What does that say about me and my record keeping. Ha!






vine witch


The Vine Witch – Luanne G. Smith

Look at this cover! It’s gorgeous.  Plus I have a weakness for books about witches who do healing magic.  Unfortunately, this book was less about hedge witches and more about a woman who just wants revenge against a guy, along with a fairly predictable romance with a new guy who doesn’t believe in magic.  Not for me.



confession club


The Confession Club – Elizabeth Berg

I don’t know why I requested this ARC.  What was I thinking? Look at this list … *hums* one of these things is not like the other.

It’s just so hometown-y and romance-y.  Which is fine, but just not my style.  I was setting myself up for failure here.



gods of jade


Gods of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This is one of those books that I suspect I am wrong for DNF’ing the way I did.  Maybe it was just bad timing.  I’m definitely going to try again later.







The Sisters Grimm – Menna van Praag

Could not make it past about 40% or so.  Just did not coalesce into something interesting for me.

Review here.




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Once Upon A River – Dianne Setterfield

I stopped reading this one because I won a physical ARC but I prefer to read on my Kindle.  It’s easier to read in bed that way.  I love this author’s first book The Thirteenth Tale, so for sure I’m going to read this later.  I just need to buy the e-book.






Highfire – Eoin Colfer

This was a library borrow that didn’t pan out.  A vodka-drinking, flashdance-loving dragon, the last of his kind,  holes up in the swamps of Louisiana and ends up involved in a drug deal gone wrong.  Sounds fun, but ended up being far more profane than I was prepared to read.  It was a bit much for me.





Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

This book is most definitely not for me. Yes, I’m a giant nerd and I loves me some fandoms so it would seem like this would be right up my alley.  I’m also in my mid-40’s and it seems like the older you get, you just don’t have a lot of time or patience for the kind of shit that young college age men put out there so like I said … not the book for me.



Ok so that’s my list! At least a couple that will get second chances, but for the rest, sorry not sorry.  I hope you find something that will interest you though!  Reading is so subjective, and just because I DNF’d something doesn’t mean there’s a thing wrong with it.  🙂


2 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday – Last 10 books I abandoned

  1. Oh no! I’m so sad about Stormsong as I recall how much you enjoyed book one. Darn it.

    Fangirl is one of my all-time favorite Rainbow Rowell books, but I can understand how it wouldn’t be your cup of tea. I read it the first time in my mid-20’s, so I connected a lot to the story. But yeah- a first time exposure in my 40’s? Ugh, college boys.

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