12 Days of Blogmas: Books I’ve DNFed This Year

Happy Christmas Eve everybody!

I’m going to start off being a little unfestive and go through the books I’ve actively DNFed this year. By this, I mean the books I’ve stopped reading partway through and will never, or am unlikely, to pick up again.

I don’t have many books so this might be a short post for a change!

Virgin River by Robyn Carr – This is one I personally prefer as a Netflix show. I think I hit the 40% mark on my Kindle before realising how much I really didn’t like the writing style and decided it was better to DNF it. It’s a shame because I usually like cosy-village books with a huge cast of characters (I liked the Chesapeake Shores books I read earlier in the year) but this one just didn’t work. Probably better anyway as it is a super long series and I don’t want to commit to that!

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson – Okay, I think I didn’t enjoy this book because the details and plot points were just a bit extreme for me. I was intrigued initially but the more I read, the more uncomfortable I felt with the story and I couldn’t bear to finish it. I know it’s a well-loved YA thriller but it simply wasn’t for me.

The Foundling by Stacey Halls – I’m really annoyed that I ended up DNFing this because I love the writing, I love the stories that Stacey Halls tells and the messages she wants us to ponder. However, all the details in this book, all the character interactions and meetings felt a little too convenient and sometimes I find that much convenience to be off-putting. It’s a huge shame, but I wasn’t in the mood for all that at the time. I’m still looking forward to reading more by her though so I’m hoping this was just a one-off.

And there we have it – three notable DNFs. In reality, I did DNF a lot of books this year but as I would have only read a max of 10 pages, I felt they didn’t count (blame the longest of reading slumps I’ve ever had!)

Have you DNFed any books this year? If so, which ones?

As always, thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!

Published by Emma @ Turn Another Page

Hello, I’m Emma aka pageturner92, and welcome to my little corner of the online book world. When I don’t have my head in a book, I’m either working on an endless pile of crochet or knitting projects, playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, listening to Disney music, or watching my favourite shows on repeat.

2 thoughts on “12 Days of Blogmas: Books I’ve DNFed This Year

  1. I DNFed several books this year as well. The one that stood out the most to me as the biggest disappointment was Over the Woodward Wall. It’s a companion book to Seanan McGuire’s Middlegame, which was one of my favorite reads in 2019, but I think there was too much time between my reads for me to fully appreciate the companion book. Oh well… maybe I’ll revisit it someday.

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