Top 5 Wednesday

All the Books I Have DNF-ed Since Book Blogging | Top 5 Wednesday [#6]

Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey.

Whoa, remember when I used to do Top 5 Wednesday? I’m bring it back! This week’s topic asks us to list five books we did not finish. Since book blogging, I’ve only DNF-ed less than ten books for various reasons, so I thought I’d talk a little about each of them here today.

The Top 5 (*cough* eight):


  1. Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block — Put down at page 80. To be completely honest, I picked this book up from the library purely based on the cover and the title. Apparently it’s a strange retelling of The Odyssey. I would like to read it again someday, as it’s very short, but when I tried to read it last year it just wasn’t the right book at the time.
  2. Sabriel by Garth Nix — Put down at page 100. I was really enjoying the book, but I was reading it during commutes and in waiting rooms and the book was way too dense and complicated to keep straight when I was in a constantly bustling environment. I definitely want to pick up Sabriel again, as well as read the rest of the series.
  3. The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare — I forget at what page I put this down. I was reading a few books at one time, including this one, and I was just more interested in the other books, so The Iron Trial kept getting put off. I like Holly Black and Cassandra Clare so I do want to read this again, I just don’t know when.
  4. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black — Put down at page 154. I love Holly Black, but after a while I really couldn’t stand the protagonist, Hazel. The love the dark faerie lore in the book, but I didn’t feel like pushing myself to finish a book about characters I wasn’t very interested in. I would like to revisit this sometime because, like a said, I really do like Holly Black.
  5. Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein — Quit at 31%. This was a review copy that I was really excited for… Sadly, I really didn’t like it. I actually miraculously gave up literally right before the love triangle started, from what other reviewers have said. I wrote a DNF review, actually, since it was a review copy. You can read about all the problems I had with it here.
  6. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd — Put down at page 30. This is hailed as a contemporary classic in the graphic novel world. I started it but realized I just wasn’t in the mood to read it. There a ton of type that’s printed really small and I just wasn’t in mood to get through it all. I’ll read this book someday in the future.
  7. Hunter by Mercedes Lackey — Quit at 44%. Like Becoming Jinn, I was super excited and then I was incredibly disappointed. There is way too much exposition and info dumping in this book. WAY TOO MUCH. And it’s confusing and I found I couldn’t care less. Again, I wrote a review because it was a review copy. Read my scathing remarks here.
  8. Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell — Put down at page 58. I tried reading this book during my September/October 2015 reading slump. It was moving way too slowly and I finally realized I was never going to get past the beginning. It’s a Cinderella retelling, and I would like to pick it up again sometime.

Have you read any of the books I listed?
What books have you DNF-ed this year?
Comment below letting me know!

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7 thoughts on “All the Books I Have DNF-ed Since Book Blogging | Top 5 Wednesday [#6]

  1. Darkest Part of the Forest is the only Holly Black book I’ve read, and I was instantly obsessed. I can’t believe you didn’t finish it. I gave it 5 stars! The others I can understand though 😛


  2. Agh, I’m having troubles with V for Vendetta. :O I want to read it so bad but I have it on my kindle/ipod…yup. THAT small of a screen and it’s just frustrating and ridiculous to try and read it. dies I want to try Sabriel one day!! And I’m so saaaaad you didn’t like The Darkest Part of the Forest, but, hehe, no book is for everyone of course. XD I’ve ONLY heard bad things about Becoming Jinn so it’s basically off my TBR. >_<
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!


    1. I know, I’m sad I didn’t like The Darkest Part of the Forest either… I do want to try it again though because I love Holly Black. It was just Hazel I didn’t click with and the fact that the book started slowing down wherever it was I stopped reading. And yeah, Becoming Jinn was a real disappointment. I wanted to love it but the girls were so superficial and I couldn’t care less about anyone. Thank the lord I stopped before I reached the icky love triangle. 😛


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