Before blogging I don’t think I really DNFed books. I slogged through no matter what. I sill felt that way in the beginning of blogging – especially with ARCs. But things have changed. I am not afraid to DNF. There are just too many books out there to not enjoy reading. There are a few times where I genuinely am just putting the book aside until I am ready. I have at least one of those this year. I just wanted to run through the books I just couldn’t make it through this year and why.
America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t // I listened to another book by him this year and loved it. Funny and super quick. I tried this and it was too much of the same and I wasn’t in the mood.
We Were Never Here // I had put this off when I originally got it because I started seeing some bad reviews. Then I finally picked it up and man I just couldn’t. I tried to make it to 25% but only made it about 16% when I was done. I just wasn’t invested at all.
Dad is Fat // I love Jim Gaffigan. I’ve seen his stand up live I watched his show (since been cancelled but I still thought it was good so I thought i would try one of his books. I didn’t make it far. They were super short little chapters – some funny some way too random. It wasn’t for me.
The Girls of Atomic City // I was so excited to listen to this for the WWII blogging event last year. Then I was confused and it wasn’t at all what I expected. I gave it longer than I should have and then finally pulled the plug.
The Foxhole Court // I still have no idea WTF was going on. There was a made up sport, and there was some dangerous background on the MC? He knew the other guy but he didn’t recognize him and then my head hurt. I wanted to love this but yeah didn’t happen.
Fates and Furies // I tried listening to this and was confused. I really want to read this so I will pick up the actual book at some point and give it one more try.
Every Last Breath // Ugh I loved this series. The first two books were so good. I think I changed and not the books by the time I picked this up. I genuinely didn’t care and read spoilers.
This Too Shall Pass // This was translated into English and I really believe something was lost in there. It was just too choppy for me.
Glass Sword // LOVED Red Queen. Listened to it and loved it. Listened to Glass Sword and gave up very early. Just didn’t have the same feeling to me.
The Mother Road // Bah I wanted to love this. Did you see the cover? Plus it was funny. But at 31% I just didn’t care and not enough was going on for me.