I recently joined the Goodreads group Top 5 Wednesday The group was created by Lainey and I’m excited to participate! It’s open to anyone, just click the link to join 🙂 This week’s topic: Books you DNF.
If you don’t know, DNF stands for Did Not Finish. This was a hard topic for me because it’s very rare that I don’t finish a book. But I thought long and hard and came up with my top five:
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth: This is the third book in the Divergent series. I really enjoyed the first book, Divergent. The second book, Insurgent, wasn’t quite as good but I still liked it. The third book? I didn’t care for it at all! I’d say I made it about 50% through before asking a friend about the ending, out of curiosity. DNF reason: boredom.
2. 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James: I wouldn’t normally read a book like this but it was so wildly popular that I had to! (Which is also why I read Twilight.) If I had to guess, I’d probably say I made it 25% through. Along with the character saying “oh my” every third paragraph, there were odd British quirks the main character had, despite being from the U.S. I later figured out that the author was from England but it was still distracting.DNF reason: annoyance.
3. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen: I’m sure this is an amazing book. It won a National Book Award for a reason, right? I’ve started this book numerous times but I simply can’t get interested in reading it. Maybe one day…DNF reason: just couldn’t get into it
4. Moby Dick by Herman Melville: I read this title for an English Lit class. If I recall correctly, we had to read around 11 books for this class and we started with Moby Dick. First, this book is loooong. There is so much detail. So much. It felt like a chore. But in the end, I DNF because I needed get to the next book and study for my other classes. DNF: time constraints.
5. Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis: This was another title read for the class mentioned above. I’d read other books by Ellis so I knew what to expect but…man, oh, man. This book is hands down the craziest book I’ve read. I did manage to skim through it but I’m counting it as a DNF because I skipped a lot. If you are looking for something totally different, though, give this a shot and let me know what you think! DNF: time constraints and confusion.
So that’s my first Top 5 Wednesday! Stop by next week for Top Five: Least Favorite Book in Your Favorite Series!