Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Recent Books I Didn’t Finish

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Ten Recent Books I Didn’t Finish

There haven’t been a lot of books I’ve loved lately, but there have been a bunch of books I DNF’d, so I thought I’d share those 10 books instead.  Here are ten recent books I couldn’t finish.

  1. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall.  This sounded so cute, but there were way too many narrators, and it made me feel distanced from the actual romance to care about the romance.  It’s a shame, too, because the idea of a romance told by everyone except the couple is a really interesting concept.
  2. Anastasia And Her Sisters by Carolyn Meyer.  I can’t even remember why I didn’t finish this one.  I really can’t.
  3. Out Of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez.  This is another one where I can no longer remember why I didn’t finish it, but I think maybe I didn’t like the multiple narrators, and I vaguely remember being slightly confused at the beginning…maybe?
  4. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale.  The story sounds so cool, but the audio drove me crazy!  It was my first time listening to a full cast, and it was really distracting.  It took me out of the story to the point that I didn’t want to keep going.
  5. The Sacred Lies Of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes.  I was so excited about it, but then I wasn’t into it at all. I got bored, and the flashbacks were weird and not integrated into the story well…from what I remember, which isn’t a lot.
  6. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raash.  I was bored reading it, and the beginning was kind of confusing.  But mostly, I got bored.
  7. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima.  I couldn’t get into it, even though the idea is pretty interesting.
  8. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp.  I really wanted to like this book, but it was so hard to get through. The multiple narrators made it more confusing than it needed to be, and it made it hard to get a good handle on the shooter, and the narrators themselves.
  9. Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys.  I loved her first two books, but I couldn’t get through this one.  The multiple narrators didn’t work for me, and it made the story a little too weird.
  10. Fallen by Laury Falter.  I found the implied hints that there was something paranormal going on to be really frustrating.  Not only that, but you’re just thrown into the world with no explanation of what’s going on, and nothing is really explained, and it just made me not care about what was going on.
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6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Recent Books I Didn’t Finish

  1. Some of these make me really sad 😦 I hope you pick up Snow Like Ashes again because I loved that one. I’m glad to see you didn’t finish Salt to the Sea though because I thought I was the only one that wasn’t interest in it. Great list though!
    My TTT

    • Maybe I’ll pick up Snow Like Ashes again someday. Sometimes I wonder if maybe I end up not finishing something because I wasn’t reading it at the right time. I’m glad I’m not the only one who wasn’t interested in Salt To The Sea.

  2. DNFing can be hard sometimes but I tend to do it when I am really not enjoying the book. There are too many other books I want to read to waste my time reading a book I’m not enjoying.
    Snow Like Ashes is one of those books that seems to have a lot of mixed reviews and opinions on, I kind of fell in the middle. I only bought the first book because it was on a Kindle sale for 99 cents, and I plan on checking the sequels out from the library when they are available.

    My TTT:Marie @ Pages to Explore

  3. Princess Academy was a really good book, and the sequel was just as great. That’s why I don’t like audio books though. Of course I don’t like sitting just listening to anything any way. I zone out eventually. Do you think you’ll try actually reading the book or did the audio just ruin it forever?

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