Books I Should Have DNF’d

We’ve all done it or at least thought about it. Purposely not finishing a book. Purposely putting it aside and knowing it’ll never be finished.

DNFing books. There’s always great conversations happening around whether we should DNF a book or not or maybe why we do it (or don’t). Before, I was very much a persevere to the end kind of reader and always finished a book. In the last couple years or so, I’ve learned that it’s totally okay to DNF a book if you’re really not interested or feeling it.

Life’s too short to read books you don’t enjoy, right?

Sadly, I did not follow that advice when reading these books – the books that I should have DNF’d.

The Books

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

I’m actually surprised that this one isn’t a DNF because I could not tell you what happened in this book at all. But I think I do remember that I should have just stopped reading it as I wasn’t enjoying it all. My review.

Held Against You by Season Vining

I remember getting this one in a book box. So if it wasn’t for that, I probably would have never picked it up. I gave it a shot though since I did technically buy it with the box. I think I wanted more of the action/ adventure stuff and less of the romance. My review.

Tarot by Marissa Kennerson

This one sounded like a great concept, but fell flat for me. If I remember correctly, it felt rushed and parts felt juvenile.

Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse

This book just ended up being a huge disappointment for me and I kind of wished I didn’t read it.

The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

If you read my review, then you know that I had issues with this book. Part of me is glad that I read it and wrote a review, but there’s also the part where I’m annoyed I wasted the time.

The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith

This book will forever be burned into my mind as a book that I wished I didn’t finish. It sounded like such an interesting book and turned out to be … honestly I don’t know. It tried to be genre defying but ended up just confusing and weird; not in good ways. My review.


I will say that I’m glad that this list is not long. Fingers crossed that it does not get any longer.

What books did you wish that you DNF’d?

4 thoughts on “Books I Should Have DNF’d

    • That’s great! I definitely try to practice it more when I find myself really not interested in a book that I started. Though I have gotten better at choosing books that I’ll enjoy in general :)

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