I am not one of those people who finish every book, they read.
I wish I was, but I’m simply not. And I kind of envy those who do. I rarely DNF a book, but today I’m going to talk about why I DNF books.
- Slow start – I hate it when books take forever to drag on. I’m usually a jump-to-action type of girl, and when a book doesn’t intrest me from the start, I’m prone to DNF-ing. I usually want something interesting happening around the 30 page mark or so. Sometimes, I do still read on, but if nothing interesting happens by page 70, I’m out.
- Dense Writing – Have you ever read a book, that has a writing style that is just so dense, you don’t feel like reading it at all? I have, many times. And it’s soo boring. Most of these books are classics, and one of the many reasons why I won’t read one.
- Bad Characters – Characters are important to a novel (obviously), so if I don’t like a character why should I even read it?
- Stereotypes – I am tired of seeing common stereotypes in the YA universe. These include (but definitely not limited too): The popular mean girl clique, the chosen one trope, or the bad-boy-but-golden-heart trope
(I totally made up these names)
- Horrible Hero – In some books there are some male characters that act REALLY HORRIBLE, but most readers pass that off as ‘attractive’. That thing strikes me as really stupid, because no one should pass that type of behavior as ‘attractive’. Examples: Jace Herondale
Should I Feel Guilty?
Nope. Not at all. As a reader, I have a right to choose what I want to review, or read (unless it’s an ARC, but I don’t get too many of those). DNF’ing books is just a thing I do. I don’t encourage it, but if you really have to, you should. No reader/blogger should ever feel pressured to read something they don’t want.
Soo that’s most of my DNF list! What makes you DNF a book? What are some books that you DNF’ed, because of a certain reason? Do you disagree/agree with my list? Would you add more?