I use my “Didn’t Finish” list on Goodreads to keep track of books that really didn’t work for me. Most of them are ones that I would have given 1 or 2 stars to if I’d forced myself to finish them. But why go through the torture of reading a book that’s really not for me? (Note: I do sometimes finish books I’m not enjoying either because I’m obligated to read them, i.e. book club books, or because I want the satisfaction of giving them a poor rating/review. Sick I know.)
Sometimes though I can’t finish a book because it’s due back to the library or something else gets in the way, but I plan on coming back to the book at a later date. I don’t want to mark it as DNF because I do intend to finish it…some day. I leave these books on my “Currently Reading” shelf even though I’m not actively reading them.
I now have three such books on my shelf.
This book has been on my shelf since I started it in June 2014. I’ve started it twice and never gotten past the second or third chapter. I really want to read this book. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a little afraid to finish this book. I am going to read this book this year. I should have listed this as one of my resolutions for 2016. But I am declaring today, I will finish this book this year.
I started this book in October when I bought it with some Kindle credits. I stopped almost right away because I had to read some other dystopian book (probably for book club), and I didn’t want to confuse the two worlds. I’ll pick this one up again soon.
After giving this book to Sarah and Annie for Christmas, I really wanted to read it. I got it from the library, but I didn’t get to it before the holidays. So instead I decided I’d read one story a day on the actual 12 days of Christmas. I read the first story by Rainbow Rowell on Christmas night, but then life got in the way again, and I never read any more. Now that the 12 days of Christmas are over, I’m not really feeling this book. I don’t really like Christmas all that much, so I’m going to put it on hold until next year. I did want to share my thoughts on Rainbow’s story though.
Midnights by Rainbow Rowell
This story was so cute. I love when best friends fall in love. And I loved how it was written with snippets of different New Year’s Eves. I also thoroughly enjoyed the reference to the song “A Thousand Years”. It’s one of my favorites. Rainbow was amazing as always!
Am I completely insane? If you’re planning to pick a book back up again, do you mark it as DNF? What do you do with a book you have to put on hold?