DNFed Books: Fall 2015

A few months ago I wrote about what I like in a book and two books I didn’t finish this summer. Within the last few months, I’ve put aside two more books. Here is an explanation on why I couldn’t finish each of them.

Fire (Graceling Realm #2) by Kristin Cashore

While listening to Graceling, I didn’t plan to continue the series. I wasn’t enjoying it that much. But then I got to the end and I was curious what happened to the characters, so I reserved the second book right away. Due to some issues with my Overdrive app, I listened to the first two tracks several times, and I just couldn’t get into it. I enjoyed the background on King Leck, but after the introduction, it starts telling the story of Fire, a monster human in a different part of the Graceling realm. It was too much new information, and I just didn’t care. I eventually gave up because the book was due back to the library again, and I didn’t feel like listening to it anymore. In 6 weeks, I’d made almost no progress.

32 Seconds by Johanna K. Pitcairn

I “bought” this Kindle book for free on Amazon. I must have read a review or something because I don’t often get books without a recommendation. I only read 8% before I stopped. I’m not sure where the book was heading, but the part I read was about a girl, Julie, who’s boyfriend breaks up with her on Valentine’s Day because she has anger issues. Then the next day at school, she punches his new girlfriend in the face. She runs away and meets an old woman who forces her to eat a piece chocolate after revealing that she knows about Julie’s issues with anger. She is immediately transported to “The Underworld” where a boy also lectures her about her anger. Is this Christian fiction? It felt very preachy and weird. And not for me.

What have you DNFed lately?

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