Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday ~ DNF

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! This week has a bit of an open-ended theme:

Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving or Ten Books That Were A Chore To Get Through or Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Put Down (the theme is…books you had a hard time with…tweak it how ever you need)

Heh. There are definitely books I’ve had a hard time with. I can’t think of many that I struggled with and ended up loving, and generally if they’re a chore to get through these days I DNF them instead of continuing. (That’s one of the benefits of not being a student anymore. I don’t feel obligated to finish books I don’t like.) So, I’m going to go with:

The Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Put Down

Side note: I love the double meaning of “put down” there. Too bad I can’t take credit for it.

  1. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  2. Nozy Cat #1 by Lyn Key
  3. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
  4. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (though this one I might pick back up out of hibernation)
  5. The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Ann Noble
  6. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  7. Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  8. As You Wish by Cary Elwes
  9. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
  10. Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer (This one might have been a DNF due to the narration, I’m not sure. I may pick up a paper copy one of these days.)

Interestingly, that covered 3+ years of books. Either I haven’t recorded all my DNFs or I’ve done a pretty decent job of picking books I like recently.

What about you? Do you DNF books you don’t like, or do you push through and finish them?

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