Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday - The Last Ten Books I DNF'd

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week the topic is
The Last Ten Books I've Abandoned

I'm not one to shy away from DNFing so there are a lot of books I've DNF'd, but here are the last ten that I stopped reading: 

1. Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle, #1) by Adam Silvera

I'd heard a lot of mixed things about this before I started it, so I wasn't surprised that I didn't enjoy it. 

2. The Rage of Dragons (The Burning, #1) by Evan Winter

I couldn't get on with the writing for this one and got a bit confused. 

3. We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1) by Hafsah Faizal

This was a book that I'd heard lots of people rave about, so I was excited to read it. Unfortunately, I couldn't get on with it and decided to DNF.

4. My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

This was another book where I struggled with the writing style, and I also found it difficult to connect with the characters.

5. Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard

Oh, boy. This was a book that I was so excited to read, but after a while things started to bug me and it got to the point where I didn't want to read it anymore.

6. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

I loved Uprooted by the author, so I was really looking forward to reading Spinning Silver, but I ended up getting bored and decided to stop reading.

7. The Tesla Legacy by K.K. Perez

Another that I was excited to read and ended up losing interest.

8. These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1) by Sara Raasch

This sounded really interesting but I found there to be too many info dumps and I didn't connect with the characters or the writing.

9. Sorceror to the Crown (Sorceror Royal, #1) by Zen Cho

This was one that I was sure I'd love, but I really struggled to get into it and eventually decided to give up.

10. The Orphanage of Gods by Helena Coggan

I lost interest in the plot as it didn't really seem to be going anywhere and I found the characters quite boring, despite the fact that they had powers.

Have you read any of these?
What was the last book you abandoned?



  1. Great list! I've seen quite a few negative reviews for Infinity Son, so I imagine you're not alone, and I read Truthwitch last month and very nearly DNF'd myself.

    1. Yeah, it looks like quite a few people felt the same as me, unfortunately.

  2. I loved Truthwitch, and My So-Called Bollywood Life is a favorite too. I DNF quite a bit, though, so I can understand giving up on a book that just isn't working for you

    1. It was a shame as I was actually enjoying Truthwitch to begin with, but then things started to bug me and I lost interest. I'm glad you enjoyed it though :)

  3. I DNF Spinning Silver as well.

    My TTT .

    1. It was such a shame as I was actually enjoying it to begin with but then lost interest :(

  4. Confusion is a big one for me, too. If I have to re-read every sentence three times to understand what's going on, I'm out. Too much work!

    Happy TTT!

    1. Right?! If I have to keep going back because I think I've missed something it's just too much hassle haha.

  5. Sorry these didn't work out for you. I've seen Silvera's book on this topic a lot today.

  6. I'm not familiar with any of these books, but it's good you aren't wasting your time reading them if you aren't interested!
    Here's my TTT list.