Top Ten Tuesday {10}


A weekly meme, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Top Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit (Or Not Quit)

I am going to narrow this down even more and say…

Top Ten Books I DNF Recently

1. The Guest List by Melissa Hill. I just could not get into it! I really tried and wanted to. I made it 20 pages I think. It might have been less.

2. Ulysses by James Joyce. I mean, really? I tried. 2 pages in. Nope.

3. Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance. It wasn’t too interesting, and I had other books on my plate. I think I made it 45% through.

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Wait a minute. Don’t yell at me! I started it, read the first couple chapters, and just got busy. Before I knew it, it had been like two months, so I did not pick it back up. Hopefully, I will, someday. I loved the movie though! Hahaha!

5. “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane. A short story. For school. It just starts out boring and I already did all the other reading. So I figured I could skip this one, after three pages.

I actually think that is all I DNF lately. I usually finish everything I start, but a couple seems to slip through the cracks. Oh well. Over the years, I’ve learned it is ok to not DNF a book. I used to think I had to read all of it. Thank goodness that changed!


Currently | March

State of the ARC


  1. Ulysses is like one of those eating challenges people say they take part in at restaurants, but you’ve never actually seen anyone succeed, and you think maybe you can do it, but you take one look at the pile of food in front of you and say “Not going to happen”, then you take a second look and begin to have serious doubts about whether anyone has actually really succeeded. I don’t actually know anyone who has finished this book. Looks rather nice on the shelf though. I listed my most recent DNFs this week too.
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    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      That’s an awesome thing to compare it to! Love it!

  2. Avatar Allyson says:

    Hahaha, you made it further than I have ever been able to get in Ulysses! I usually give up by the second sentence :p

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  3. I wish I could DNF, I have such a struggle with DNF’ing books, I’ve only done it for a couple of books ever, usually even if I hate a book, I push on through and I wish I didn’t because it usually takes me forever to finish it.
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    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      Ahh, I know the feeling! I used to not be able to DNF, but I have just struggled and struggled, and sometimes it would take me more than month to finish the book I wasn’t happy with. I was missing out on a lot of other books I wanted to read. Now, if I really don’t like it, within the first 5 pages, most of the time, I will try to push to the next 15-20 pages. If I can and I still don’t like, I’ll kill it and add it to my DNF pile. If I can’t make it those extra pages, well, it still ends up there. But if I liked those extra pages, then bam! I’m good to go. I have noticed that some story just start out slow and you gotta push through those first 20 pages. 🙂

      1. I might have to try your method! See if it helps me stop reading books I hate!

        1. Kendra Kendra says:

          You should! Let me know how it works out! 🙂

  4. We had to read Ulysses in high school. It was killer! Although I did enjoy some of James Joyce’s other stuff. Happy reading!

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