Top Eight Books I DNF’d Too Quickly
It’s Top Ten Tuesday again! It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:
Books I DNF’d Too Quickly
I am not someone to DNF (did not finish) books too often. So, even though I really enjoyed thinking about this week’s topic, it was a really hard one for me. Because of that, I could only think of 8 books that I’ve DNF’d that I may have given up on a little too fast.
So, I was supposed to read Dune in my 11th grade Lit class. I started it, and really tried to read it, but I just could not get into it! So, I hate to say it, but I SparkNotes my way through this book. Now, I don’t remember anything about this book, except I think there’s this giant worm and a genius baby. I really do think though, that if I was able to read Dune at my own pace and leisure, I could really enjoy this book.
To Kill a Mockingbird
I’m embarrassed to say that I used SparkNotes on To Kill a Mockingbird, too. Let me just say though, my freshman year of high school was so overwhelming. I went to an online school, and most weeks I would literally work from like, 8 AM until 6 PM every single day, including weekends. I really want to read this book now, though. I really think I would appreciate it so much!
Also, side note, I have to lol at my high school adviser who told me that my freshman year course load was how university was. My university courses can be SO overwhelming, but nowhere near as bad as that year was!!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Okay, this one was not a school book! The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime was the book club pick for my high school’s book club. Everyone else just loved the book, and those that had already read it had hyped it up so much. I, personally, just couldn’t get into it. I often wonder if I gave up on it too soon, though. Now that it’s been several years, I’d like to give this book another chance sometime!
The Jungle Book
I tried reading The Jungle Book many years ago. I went into it, though, thinking it would be like the Disney movie. I should have known, though, that it would be quite different! I think because I had set certain expectations about this book, that when it was not what I was expecting, I just wasn’t into it. Now that I realize it’s going to be different, I think I’d like to give it another try sometime.
Through Gates of Splendor
I don’t have anything against this book! I started reading it, and I found it interesting enough. I just think I wasn’t in the mood for a book like Through Gates of Splendor, when I tried reading it. I’m sure I’ll give it another try someday!
Pride and Prejudice
This is another book that I picked up that I just don’t think I was quite in the mood to read. I tried reading Pride and Prejudice during a super busy time, and I just didn’t quite have the time or energy to devote myself to it. I definitely plan on giving Pride and Prejudice a second chance very soon!
The Swiss Family Robinson
You guys. 5th grade me HATED this book! It drove me crazy the way he always said “said I.” I don’t know why, but it just bothered me so much that it was always worded like that. 😂 Luckily, my teacher was so chill, and she also hated the book, that she didn’t make me finish it. She gave me an alternate assignment to do instead. I actually have no idea how The Swiss Family Robinson ends though, and there’s a part of me that would really like to know. I remember one of my classmates said it was the saddest book he ever read. So, I’m both scared and intrigued to give this one another try.
I tried reading this book a couple years ago because I though it would be a fun and creepy read for Halloween. That being said, The Monstrumologist was just too much for me at the time. The descriptions in the first couple of chapters were just so gruesome! I do think the actual plot of this book sounds really intriguing, so I may try again sometime. If the descriptions throughout the rest of the book stay too gross and graphic though, I’ll probably end up DNFing it for good.
Those are my picks for this week’s TTT. What are some books that you may have DNF’d too soon?
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