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My Recent DNFs!

I’m trying to be better about DNF-ing books. I’ve always been the WORST at DNFing because I feel so bad, but now I realize that I don’t want to waste my life reading ‘meh’ books when I could be reading a super great one. I’ve actually DNF’d four books in the past month, which is like, more than I ever have in my entire life!! I saw someone say they had a rule that if the book doesn’t pick up in the first 100 pages, they’d DNF it- it’s a rule that I’ve been going by and it’s obviously working (a little too well, I guess)!

Here’s a list of the books I’ve DNF’d recently:

-The Fever King
This was available for free on Kindle and I’d seen it all over twitter. But I didn’t feel invested enough to continue past 100 pages. The premise seemed interesting but the beginning was too slow for me. 

-Girls of Paper and Fire
I listened to probably around a quarter of this on audiobook in the midst of the biggest audiobook slump I’ve ever experienced. The slump might’ve contributed to my disappointment with this, but I also didn’t really like the direction the book was headed, and I’ve seen a lot of reviews say that it gets really dark at times.

-And I Darken
I was SO SAD about this one. I picked up the ebook right after I finished The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (which I LOOOVED) and was just…so disappointed. It was super slow and I wasn’t as interested in Lada as I was with Elizabeth.

-Certain Dark Things
Another audiobook amidst slump. I added this to my TBR because I’d seen Victoria Schwab recommend it a few times, and even though it’s about VAMPIRES-WHICH I AM OBSESSED WITH- I gave up on it. Maybe I’ll try it again someday on ebook.

A couple of these were very, very hyped up, so maybe the fact that I wasn’t immediately blown away by them is just because of how much I was hearing about them.. but nevertheless, I’ve been struggling to get through books recently. Hopefully I can find a great one soon!

Have you read any of these? Should I give any of these another chance? I’d love to hear your sales pitch about these books haha! 😉 Also if anyone has any other DNF rules they follow, I wanna know (especially for audiobooks)!

6 thoughts on “My Recent DNFs!

  1. Thats a tough time right there 😂! Normally when I’m in a terrible slump, my go to is audiobooks, but that doesn’t seem to work for you 😫! I think I get the same problem sometimes when a book is too hyped I normally find myself let down, and therefore more inclined to dnf if I think it’s disappointing. Sometimes, putting the book back on the shelf (even the electronic one) and coming back to it at another time can work for me. Sometime, the right now just isn’t the right time for that book 🙂

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  2. Oh sad to see Girls of paper and fire on this list 😦
    I also really struggled with And I darken, I did end up finishing it and now I kinda want to read the sequel. But I totally understand the struggle!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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