I didn’t think I’d be doing a second volume of DNF’d books this year, but here I am! Thankfully this list is a bit shorter, but it’s also only covering not even two months of reading. November was a “yuck” month for reading as nothing really caught my attention. December has made up for it and I’ve read more books this month than last, so I’m back up to my average.
Still, I did discard two more books while reading them because I just couldn’t. I wasn’t into them and I wasn’t going to waste my time if I wasn’t interested.
BOOKS I DNF’D, Volume II (2019)
Down and Across
I stopped reading this one a bit early, maybe earlier than I should’ve, but I just wasn’t in the mood for this book. I wasn’t totally captured right away with Scott and his sudden decision to run away to D.C. to find what he’s looking for to help him in life. Though Fiora showed promise as a character from the start, it just wasn’t enough to keep me hooked. That isn’t to say I’ll never go back and try reading this one again; it just wasn’t the right book to pull me out of a reading slump.
I Become Shadow
I made it almost halfway through before I decided to stop reading it, and I was a bit disappointed. The book shows promise right away and the main character, Ren, is a relatable, sarcastic narrator… however, I think that taking half the book to get to the present time was a little much. At that point I started to think that the rest of the book is going to be rushed and wouldn’t be as good as I could be. Maybe I’m wrong, it might be fantastic still. But spending half the time reading about her training in FATE before the real action even begins was a bit of a turn-off to me.
Well, on top of the five books I listed in Volume I of my DNF’d books, that makes for a total of seven books this year that I decided to not finish reading. I think that might be a record for me, though I’ve never kept track before of books that I tossed aside. Hopefully next year I’ll have better luck and not have to DNF any, but you never know.