This week’s topic is pretty self explanatory, we are talking about books we gave up on.
- By Light Alone by Adam Roberts
This is a case of “it’s not you it’s me”. This book was full of interesting ideas but I wasn’t in the right mind set for it. It has a cool premise and the writing style was good but the main characters were pretty stupid (they were supposed to) but at the time I tried to read it, I didn’t have the patience for it. I may try to give it another chance in the future though.
- Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Also a case of “it’s not you, it’s me”. This book is tough one,I couldn’t read more than 10 pages in one go. I do want to read it because I think that if I persevere I might end up loving it but, yeah, now is not the time. I was supposed to read it with my dad (who started it back in December), he’s still reading it, slowly but surely and he’s liking it now, which is a good sign. I think that I will give it another try in July when I’ll finally be on vacation!
- Inda by Sherwood Smith
This book wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. It felt very much like a debut-novel, the worldbuilding was very confusing and I just didn’t care about any of the characters. I can understand why some people love this series but it is just not for me. If I had read it five years ago, I would I enjoyed it a lot more though.
- Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
Again, not a bad book but I just didn’t care about the story. I always had to force myself to read a couple of pages and when I realized that the only thing I was thinking while reading it was “I want to read another book”, I put it down.
- The Red Knight by Miles Cameron
I already talked about this book on this blog so I am not going to say much more but, this book was boring, I didn’t like how women were portrayed and they were too many characters which was very confusing. I gave up on it around the 50% mark because I wanted to read everything except it.
What about you? Did you DNF a book recently? If so, why?