Top Ten Tuesday is held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week the topic is supposed to be about the books I decided to DNF, but I decided to go bigger and talk about that, as well as the books I did DNF, or books I should have DNF-ed. I couldn’t quite get a good list about book I regretted DNF-ing bc that ones pretty short!
In a Dark, Dark Wood: Ok. So. Ruth Ware’s new Mrs Westaway book is out which got me thinking about her previous work, and this is the only one of hers I’ve tried and could not for the life of me get through. That said, I think I probably feel like this every time an author has a new book out and I didn’t like one of their old ones.
Maplecroft: A book I tried, but got distracted by the too many POVs. I promised myself I’d get back to it but never did.
AntiGoddess and Mortal Gods: This series went from me rating it a 4 in book 1 (AntiGoddess) to UGH in Mortal Gods. I should have saved myself the trouble and never discovered the series in the first place.
Need to Know: I couldn’t get past the first chapter. It’s one of those hard to pick a reason why it sucked for me.A female MC intrigues me, but everything else around her, not so much.
Aunty Lee’s delights by Ovidia Yu: This is one I do want to go back to because I am hoping I was in the wrong frame of mind for this sort of – quirky –cozy goodness in Singapore.
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine: Recently voted the best book of last year I think? Yeah, I need to try this again.
Norse Mythology: I know, I KNOW! It started off well enough, but I just couldn’t get into it.
American Gods: I tried, I really did, but it did my head in.
There you go. This is how I roll when I DNF — it can be for any number of reasons, so I’ve stopped trying to define how or why it happens and just tend to go with it.