My 2019 DNF List

Tell me, was I right to put these books down?

For any who are unsure DNF stands for Did Not Finish. Not in the sense that I didn’t have time or just haven’t gotten around to picking it back up yet. DNF is a conscious decision to put that sucker down and walk away forever!

This is my third annual DNF list. The intention is not to spread negativity, many of these books I’m sure are loved by other readers. I’m going to tell you a little bit about why I stopped reading each, bearing in mind the furthest I got was 32% into any of these titles so my opinions were formed early.

If you think I’ve missed out by putting any of these down please tell me! If you think you might convince me to pick any of them back up please do! Continue reading “My 2019 DNF List”

The 8 Books I DNF In 2018

Find out which books didn’t make the cut..

For any who are unsure DNF stands for Did Not Finish. Not in the sense that I didn’t have time or just haven’t gotten around to picking it back up yet. DNF is a conscious decision to put that sucker down and walk away forever!

In my life I’ve only done this to a grand total of 21 books- that I can recall. I’ve got pretty good staying power when it comes to reading, probably because I find it difficult to concentrate on a story until I’ve had closure on my previous read.
Yep, I’m one of those one book at a time readers- audio books excepted. I can read one story and listen to another without confusing myself.. but not simultaneously of course, I’m no wizard!
It can be annoying to read this way, if I’m not enjoying my current read as much as I’d like I slide into a slump pretty easily.
As I mentioned in my first DNF post last year The Page of Shame I’ve relaxed my reading rules just a smidge and now allow myself to quit a book whenever the time feels right.
Last year I gave up on 8 books at different stages of completion for various reasons.

Read on to find out what they were…
Continue reading “The 8 Books I DNF In 2018”

The Page of Shame

Life is too short to spend reading bad books.
Find out which titles didn’t make the cut…

Life is too short to spend reading bad books.
It took me quite some time to accept IT IS OKAY not to finish a book, though still I forge on with almost everything I pick up.
I can abide poor grammar and incorrect punctuation, I’ll admit my own is nowhere near perfect. I shrug off overused phrases and vocabulary, including my most despised word ‘proverbial’ which I tend to think is used unnecessarily. Common tropes and predictability can be forgiven. Inconsistent pace, confusing timelines and irrelevant content are all acceptable to me as long as I ENJOY THE STORY, or at least some of it.
I don’t have a target number of pages or percentage of content to read before deciding a DNF, but I do have guidelines. Continue reading “The Page of Shame”