Books on my DNF List


Even though I try to finish every book that I start, there’s some books that I picked up once… and never again. However, I hope that I can try to read some of the book on this list again this year! Here are some books on my DNF list:

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)

I tried reading this book over the summer and I think I made it around 1/3 of the way through before I put it down. The plot moved incredibly slow to me and I still had a lot left to read. Maybe I’ll try this book again in the future (I found the first three books of this series for extremely cheap at a library book sale), but not during the summer when I usually read more light and fun reads.

#scandal by Sarah Ockler


I usually love Sarah Ockler’s books, but I didn’t even get through the first half of this book. Right away, the first character was extremely unlikable. Also, the writing style and plot seemed so different from her other books. Since I really like this author, I will probably try and read it again at some point.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

I think I made it 50-60% through this book before putting it down. I didn’t feel invested invested in the story or characters. I heard the second book is better than the first, so maybe I’ll try reading this book again another time.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

I actually really enjoyed reading this book. However, I got this book out of the library and returned it before finishing it. I do want to read this book again, but classics always get lost in my TBR pile.

The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson 

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I couldn’t find the right cover, but in elementary school this book caught my eye immediately for having a shiny gold cover. I checked it out at least five times, but never finished it. Looking at the summary now, it doesn’t seem like a book I would pick up.

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

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I read Jessica Darling’s It List last summer and LOVED it and before I even heard about that series, I always wanted to read Sloppy Firsts. When I found Sloppy Firsts at a thrift store, I was so excited! Whenever I read, it usually doesn’t bother me to see swearing throughout a book. However, this book used so much language that it made me uncomfortable. I might try reading this book again now that I know what to expect, but it’s not high on my TBR right now.

Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff that Made me Famous by Kathryn Williams 

Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous

I bought this book at Dollar Tree a few years ago. The plot sounded interesting: a teenage girls earns a spot on a reality cooking show. However, the characters fell flat for me and I never finished the book. This book still sounds interesting to me, so hopefully I can give it another shot this year!


What books are on your DNF list?


3 thoughts on “Books on my DNF List

  1. When it comes to A Court of Thorns and Roses I definitely think the second book is better, just power through it till you get to the second book

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