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Books I DNF| Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
T5W is currently on a hiatus for the summer, so no new topics. So I’ll be revisiting old ones 🙂
This week I decided to do: Books I DNF (Did not finish)

1) The Power by Naomi Alderman


I feel like every female-centred dystopian novel is now dubbed the ‘new’ The Handmaid’s Tale and they never live up to it. This is the perfect example of that.
This was impossibly boring, I couldn’t get into it at all.

2) The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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Everyone was raving about these books a few years ago, so I decided to pick it up at my library. Boy, am I glad I didn’t buy this book. I found this SO boring and difficult to get into, I think I made it around 20% in before I completely gave up. This was years ago I DNF this but I remember thinking the writing was terrible and the characters were unlikeable.

3) Switched by Amanda Hocking


This is honestly one of the worst audiobooks ever, ironically one of the first audiobooks I tried to listen to. (Luckily didn’t put me off) It was seriously bad. Laughably bad. It about a changeling Troll – TROLL. They call themselves Trylle – I just couldn’t cope with this. I couldn’t take it seriously and I hate every single character.

4) The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

This is probably one of my biggest disappointments. I’ve heard so many great things about this series, I was totally expecting to love it. However, I did not understand a word I was reading. I don’t know why – I just had no idea what was going on. It was odd and boring. I couldn’t connect to the plot or the characters. Eventually, I gave up trying.

5) The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins


This is the most recent book I DNF.
This one I don’t feel bad about, at all. It was required reading for uni but honestly, it was so bad I just couldn’t put myself through that. I knew I wouldn’t write on it in my essay so I just gave up. It is seriously one of the most boring and confusing books I’ve ever read.


Have you read any of these? What did you think?
Let me know a book you DNF in the comments!


7 thoughts on “Books I DNF| Top 5 Wednesday

  1. I’ve seen a lot of people DNF The Power and The Grace of Kings, but I haven’t attempted to read either of them. A friend loaned me her copy of Switched when it was still pretty new, and I really didn’t like it. I wish I’d tried it after I stopped forcing myself to finish every book I started, because it definitely would have been a DNF :/

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    1. Oh really? I’ve heard great things about both, I was so sad!
      Switched was trash 😂 I literally couldn’t put myself through it. I used to hate not finishing but now I’d rather not waste time on stuff I don’t like 😅

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      1. I’ve seen more raves, I think, but I’ve definitely seen both DNF’d enough for me to start rethinking having them on my TBR :/

        It was, omg haha. And same. Life is too short to force yourself through books you’re not enjoying.

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  2. DNF is so unsatisfying, but it happens 😩. In respect to The Bone Season, I haven’t had the chance to DNF it because I keep starting and putting it back down. I really want to see what all the hype was about it though, so I’m determined to finish it—eventually 😁.

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