Most Recent Books I Did Not Finish

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This is another TopTenTuesday by ArtsyReaderGirl but, I only have 6 books that I haven’t finished this year. I am trying to be better at DNF-ing and I can’t say I am disappointed at my efforts! I was however, disappointed by some of these books…

13 Things That Don’t Make Sense, by Michael Brooks
This had a promising blurb, because it’s true you know, science does starts to get interesting when things don’t make sense. But this book was only about space-science. Something I don’t find interesting at all. I didn’t want to know about these things. So I DNF-ed happily.

Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson
The first in a crime mystery series. It even got some good ratings by readers who’s opinion I value. But for me… it felt too cluttered. And because it was also slow-paced, it got rather boring.

The Holcroft Covenant, by Robert Ludlum
Despite the good ratings, I decided to quit this one too. It’s sort of up to my alley, but I simply couldn’t get into it. Wrong timing maybe? Or was it possibly the translation? I only know I wasn’t enjoying myself as I should, so I DNF-ed.

The Book of Candlelight, by Ellery Adams
This is actually the third in a series, and I tried it as a standalone. It is supposed to be cozy mystery, but to me it was all just a bunch of drama. As I was listening to the audio and the narrator didn’t have a voice I enjoyed listening to, these two reasons were enough to DNF!

Citadel, by Kate Mosse
I actually love this author’s work. I devoured the first two in the series. Both great historical mysteries, with yes, some romance elements. This third one was too much of a romance though, and not enough of a thrilling mystery. Byebye book, you get to go back to the library!

The House Across the Lake, by Riley Sager
Even though Riley Sager has a good writing style, nothing much happened. It also turns out to be a domestic thriller which I don’t love. I know there usually is a huge plot twist somewhere, but the booze thing really wasn’t interesting enough to keep on reading when I have a lot of great books waiting for me.

What about you, do you DNF easily? Or do you keep on reading a book you don’t enjoy? Tell me all about it in the comments!

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