TTT: Books I Decided to DNF and not Guilty for that + Books I wish I had DNFed

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is actually Books I Decided to DNF Too Quickly, I don’t regret after DNFing a book so I don’t waste my time on thinking was it quickly or not. Instead, I am doing the books I DNFed and happy to do it + the books I wish I had DNFed but didn’t (this is my worst nightmare to torture myself to read a book still end up hating it).

This topic was on my future post lists, kind of discussion so let’s do it.

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Books I decided to DNF and I am not Guilty

5 of these are the books I DNFed this year, I decided to avoid DNFing books and I was pretty good at it until April when I met a book which destroyed all of my plans of avoiding DNFing, I realised that I read for pleasure, escape from the reality and problems and If I am still facing these things in a book or while reading a book what is even the purpose of my reading…Books should make me happy not torture me or cause me any problem…I had this 20 pages policy where I don’t get in a book I used to DNF it but this year, I decided that I’ll DNF each and every book which is making me unhappy (not in positive ways) because If I am torturing myself to read a book when I am not even liking it then what is the purpose of my reading, despite how much I read it 20% or 80% it doesn’t matter.

Here’s the list of books I DNFed Recently and three of these are ARCs.

 

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Books I wish I had DNFed

Everyone who follows my Reviews already knows how I feel about these books and Why I regret.

Today I am going to discuss Last Prince of Alkebulahn, I never discussed this book before, and yes this is the book which made me DNFed books again so wow I just found the first positive thing about it.

I read it in April, I received a Physical copy of this for a blog tour, It is hard to find words which explain how much I hate this book, this book is so long and so lame, I tried hard and hard to finish it, I read it, I skimmed it, I cried, I shouted, I fought with my siblings on petty things and finally I finished it.

This book actually tortured me, terrorized me, I still dread to think about it…How I finished that thing…I was so in terror I didn’t even write a Review for it after 2 months the first time I am talking about it. I was in such a bad mood when I was reading it that my mother told me to DNF this book she was like if it is that bad and you are in such a bad mood for days just leave it…This book is my WORST NIGHTMARE.

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Have you ever read a book which you consider as a Nightmare?

Do you have any DNFing Policy?

FIZAH

 

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55 Comments Add yours

  1. judithcmoore says:

    Agree with you on some of these (but I adore the bear and the nightingale and will defend it to my last breath :p)

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    1. Haha…you have the right…It is Hype book I read almost 60% and believe me I am not even a little bit curious to know the end 😀

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      1. judithcmoore says:

        The sequel is phenomenal

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      2. I am glad you liked it 🙂

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  2. Happywhale says:

    Interesting post :). I have only read one of these (All the Bright Places) which I actually really loved. Nightmarish books I have DNFed lately are 806, Down in the Belly of the Whale & Made You Up and I wish I had DNFed Amanda Noble #Zoolife. 3/4 of these were eArcs which is kind of concerning.

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    1. Thank you…All the Bright places is kind of controversial book, some loved it some didn’t…I don’t think there is something between these two emotions 😀

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  3. Brittany says:

    Mortal Instruments are on my DNF list too. I’ve never had a series make me so angry. And Clary is a complete idiot.

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  4. I have this thing where I start a book and I just have to read it right through even if I’m hating it. Quite often at the end I think, ‘well that’s a few days I’ll never get back.’

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    1. It is so brave of you, It become so difficult for me to continue a book while hating it.

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  5. Manon says:

    Beast is on my TBR and I have such high hopes for that book.. But I read a lot of negative reviews and I’m afraid it won’t be that good..

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    1. I read about 80 pages and it felt like so flat and dragged…I hope you’ll like it 🙂

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  6. I’ve heard such mixed reviews on All The Bright Places! It seems to be a love it or hate it one! Great list 😊

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    1. Thank you…Yeah it is hit or miss kind of book…

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  7. bookwormscornerblogspot says:

    I have not read any of these. I have rarely DNF’ed a book. The most recent was actually an audiobook and I really couldn’t stand it.

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    1. It is so great of you…Which audio book was that?

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      1. bookwormscornerblogspot says:

        It was called Fame Is A Killer. 🙂

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  8. Before I started my blog, I DNF’d all of 3 books in my life. I was pretty much just reading best sellers and books with loads of great reviews, so it makes sense. Now, I’m lucky if I can go a whole week without deciding to DNF something.

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    1. Same here, I don’t think I ever DNF’d a book before blogging life, Now the biggest risk is ARCs we don’t know what are we going into…Thank you for sharing, it is a relief to know I am not the only one 😁

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  9. Empress DJ says:

    Haven’t read any of these so thanx for saving me time and aggro

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    1. Haha…My pleasure 🙂

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  10. I haven’t read any of these, I guess that is a good thing 🙂

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  11. terriesin says:

    Mortal Instruments is on my DNF also. I tried really hard to get into it too

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    1. It was such a torture 😔

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  12. I’ve read a few of these, and some of them I truly struggled to finish. Like If I Stay. It took me a YEAR. A YEAR to finish this book. The movie is great. I didn’t care for the book. And I’m reading Beast for a reading challenge. Hopefully I like it.

    Here’s our TTT http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2018/06/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-dnfd-too-quickly.html

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    1. I skimmed most of the If I stay, I watched the movie and it was kind of ok, and most of the time books are better than movies but there wasn’t that case. Hopefully you’ll like the Beast 🙂

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  13. If I have a book I WISHED I DNFed as well, it would be All the Bright Places, the book, the ending killed me. Depressed people should NOT read it.
    As for my DNF policy, I used to not DNF, but as I mature as a reader, I’m now okay DNfing because there are millions of great books out there worth my time. 🙂 🙂

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    1. The ending was a disaster, I don’t know why the provoke depression in name of depression awareness…Exactly why waste time on book when there is whole new world waiting for you 🙂

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      1. AGREE!!!… The writing was good though, the plot just wasn’t for me.

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  14. I wish I DNFed Luckiest Girl Alive, I read it around two years ago and I’m upset that I wasted time on it 😂. Life is too short to read things you don’t enjoy, great post 😀

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    1. Thank you…Everyone got a book in life which we regret 🙂

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  15. Great post! I have only had a few books that I’ve considered DNFing since starting my blog, but I just haven’t gotten myself to do it. I really should create some type of DNF policy so that I don’t feel bad about not finishing a book.

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    1. Thank you girl…You should make a DNF policy, we read for pleasure not for regrets 🙂

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  16. Thank you girl :), You should make a policy, Reading should be for pleasure not for a torture 🙂

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  17. Priyasha says:

    Well I don’t have a dnf policy !!!

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  18. Jo Linsdell says:

    I find it so hard to DNF a book regardless of how little I’m enjoying it. It’s one of those things I struggle with. I’ve read a few books that I struggled with at the start but that got much better towards the end and ended up loving them. It’s those books that make it so hard for me to DNF. I keep waiting for the book to convince me I was wrong about it. Some do, some don’t.

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    1. It is so determined of you, I just trust my instincts and sometime Goodreads reviews and ratings.

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  19. Apart from the two Mortal Instruments books, I’ve not read any of them. Such a shame when a book doesn’t live up to your expectations. I think we’ve all been there.

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    1. It could be better as a trilogy but last 2 books destroyed it completely.

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  20. If I am 25% into a book and absolutely not enjoying it, I will mark it as DNF. I used to never do this, but there are too many books on my TBR book to torture myself with a book I don’t enjoy.

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    1. Exactly….That is the point 🙂

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  21. Stacey Billingsley says:

    It’s hard for me to not finish a book, but sometimes you just have to cut your losses. I struggled through a book in May, but I finished it!

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    1. I don’t know how you people do it…It is so amazing 🙂

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  22. Heidi says:

    We all have books that we just can’t finish! Don’t want to waste your time on those!

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  23. Interesting blogpost! a1 vent! ~ Reet

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  24. A few years ago I decided to be OK with DNFing books I wasn’t enjoying. And I totally understand the regret of not DNFing a book that I should have! I even have Goodreads shelf called Books I Abandoned or Wish I Had. The Eyre Affair and A Court of Thorns and Roses are two of the top books from that list.

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    1. I also have a shelf on Goodreads for all the DNF books 😁

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  25. I have DNFd couple of books all of which are YA and made a special shelf for DNFd books 😀
    and I know that feeling when you are bored and stuck in a particular book and can’t bring yourself to complete it 😦

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    1. I also do DNF Fantasies :D…That situation is so irritating 😔

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  26. but I feel guily for DNFing a book 😦

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    1. I used to but not anymore 😉

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