TOP TEN TUESDAY #46: Why it’s important to DNF Books | My DNF “Policy”

Formerly hosted by Jamie, Jana and Lauren of, Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly book meme that presents top ten lists on Tuesdays that promotes favorite bookish themes. Since had officially shut down in January 2018, Jana from ThatArtsyReaderGirl has offered to continue the series on her blog. 

How it works:

I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

This week's topic: Books I decided to DNF (did not finish) too Quickly (are you questioning your DNF choices on any books? If you have a policy to not DNF, put a spin on the topic to make it fit you.)

I think it's good to DNF certain books because it leaves space for the books you do want to read. I don't DNF too often, only when I feel like it's too slow, confusing or the characters are hard to follow. That's why I don't read high fantasies; I know I'll end up DNF-ing them because it's too confusing and so much going on. Also, I don't have a policy for what it takes to not finish a book; I mostly go by my mood and how I'm feeling about the reading. 

Here are some books that I DNF-ed throughout the years. 

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare -  I read this earlier in 2014 but never felt the need to finish it. 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer -  Another one I really liked but only read half of. 

Uncovering Officer Smith by Sheena Hutchinson -  I absolutely adore Sheena's first book in the Discovering Trilogy, Discovering April, but this second book, I couldn't get into it in the same way, so I DNF-ed it. 

Incandescently by Sylvie Parizeau -  This was actually a good read, I just lost interest in it later on. 

Room by Emma Donaghue -  This was for a book club meeting, and I only got halfway into the book before I ended it. 

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken -  This is such an overhyped book, that when I got into it, I was so excited for it. But the characters didn't stick out to me, I felt like I'd read a similar time-travel plot like it before, and honestly I was just bored with the plotline. 

White Bird in a Blizzard -  Honestly, I just picked this up because Shailene Woodley was in the movie haha! Let's just say the movie was better. 

Jurassic Park -  I don't know why I thought this would be a good read, considering I don't like much sci-fi and dinosaurs?!?! I don't know what was wrong with me... 

What books have you DNF-ed recently? Comment below!

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