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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.

unlikey-escape

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

once upon

 

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

 

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

 

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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