Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the booktuber, Lainey aka gingereadslainey. You can find the topics and the Goodreads page of the book meme here.
This Top 5 Topic is 5 Books You DNF’ed (Did not Finish). Gah! I feel like by admitting there’s books I haven’t finished, I’m admitting failure! 🙁 But the truth is, sometimes you just gotta tell yourself “Too many good books out there to waste time on a bad one” and move along. So, here are my 5 DNF’ers.
I tried, I really tried. I think this is the first book I ever officially just walked away from. It just was not interesting, at ALL. I felt like I’d rather be eating the paper than reading the book.
When Clarke is good, he’s great, but when he’s bad, ohhhh man…does he ever suck. This was almost physically painful to read, which really bit because Rendezvous with Rama was AWESOME!
I got about 200 pages in, and it transitioned to philosophy and pscyhology and oh, look! A piece of lint! I need to take a shower. Oh, hey, perfect time to reorganize my bookshelves. Hmm, I should start a load of lau — I really just don’t like this book, do I? *puts it down*
I struggled to read 50 pages. This is just NOT well-written. Plus, its not even like its valid. Didn’t the dude admit that he’d, uh, ‘dramatized’ things quite a bit??
I’m trying, I’m trying, but I’ve had this book for over a year, attempted to listen to it multiple times, and just never can keep any interest in it. I haven’t truly given up yet, but..its close.