books or series I DNF'd

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Today I'm coming to you with a Top 10 Tuesday! I've seen these awesome posts all around and I really wanted to participate because some of the topics are FANTASTIC! This week's topic is to name 10 bookish things you want to quit. This is such a broad topic that you can choose to write about so many things! I decided to go for the 10 books or series I did not finish (DNF), because there are a lot! The problem for me is that I don't usually mark a book as read on goodreads when I don't finish them, so it was a bit hard to remember some of these books.
I don't mean to offend you if you like any of books mentioned! I really tried to read them, but they are just not for me. You have all the right in the world to love these books and I totally respect your opinion.
Some of these I permanently DNF'd and others I'm still reconsidering. Let me know if you think I should try reading them again or continuing with the series.

1. The End Game by Kate McCarthy
 This was actually the first one that came to mind because I started it yesterday and DNF'd it today. I don't think I really like new adult, even though I've read a few books from this genre. However, the more I read NA, the more I dislike it. I found myself skimming through the pages of this book quite often and having no interest whatsoever.

2. Alienated Trilogy by Melissa Landers
 I read the first book and it was okay, even though I had to force myself to finish it. I don't really care about what happens with the characters so I won't continue with this trilogy. 

3. Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
 Please don't hate me! I read the first book and I liked it. I just didn't find it that creepy or "scary" (sure, it was creepy but I didn't it was as everyone said it would be). Maybe I had way too high expectations for this trilogy and I ended up a bit disappointed. I also didn't really find Noah that special (and trust me, I love a good fictional boyfriend)... Would I like him better if I read the second book? I might give it a try, who knows... Do you think I should?

4. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
 The first thing that made me give up on this book was the fact that I couldn't relate to the character. But I do know that is not a good reason to just DNF a book. I usually read contemporaries pretty fast but this one was taking me longer than I was expecting. I wasn't really that invested in the story and I found the book to be just like a regular contemporary and that disappointed me a bit, specially since I heard so many great things about this book and this author. But because of that, I'm still considering finishing it. Maybe it will surprise me! I heard it's a very sad book (which I could tell by the storyline) and that it makes your eyes puffy from crying and sobbing so much, so maybe I'll continue with the book once I'm in the right mood for it. I don't want to give up on Morgan Matson!

5. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
 Another book a lot of people love! Am I outgrowing contemporaries? Because I found myself giving a 3 star rating to books with similar storylines from books I used to give 5 stars to. I didn't even get the chance to rate this book because I didn't finish it. I don't know why, maybe the answer is just that I'm not into contemporary as much as I was a few years (or months) ago - probably because I've read a lot of them already. *sigh*

6. Paper Towns by John Green
 The only thing I have to say about JG is that I don't care for his books anymore. I just... ugh. I haven't even seen the movie. Don't get me wrong, I love John. I love his videos and I learn so much from him and his brother! However, I try to read his books and I can't even get past the 1st sentence without rolling my eyes and losing all motivation. I guess it was because of all the fuss about his books once TFIOS movie came out.

7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
 I couldn't actually stand the female character. 

8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
 I know, I know. I heard I should read at least the first 3 books in order for me to judge this series. I REALLY want to read it and like it. I don't know why I stopped. Maybe one day (in the distant future), I'll read it. 

9. Pretty Little Liars Series by Sara Shepard
 You can probably guess why I won't be continuing with this series. I have the first 3 books but only read the first book and half of the the second. I started reading this because of the tv show but I quickly lost all of my motivation once I realized how different everything was. 

10. The Rosemary Beach Series by Abbi Glines
 No, just no. I read the first book and it was probably the worst book I've read all my life. New adult just isn't for me, sorry.


  1. I'm glad I chose to watch the PLL TV show rather than the books, I haven't heard the best things about the books, but the TV show is awesome!
    My TTT:

    1. I bought the books once I heard about the tv show but I do have to agree with you! The tv show is way better than the book (even though it gets a bit boring sometimes haha)!
      I loved your TTT entry!! I definitely agree with you on a lot of the tropes mentioned! :)