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?







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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Kiss Like a Girl says:

    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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    • Books tales by me says:

      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 🙂


  4. lilisblissfulpages says:

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. littlemountainlibrary says:

    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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  8. booklishfeelings says:

    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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