[Did Not Finish] doesn't happen often but I'm realising more and more that life's too short to read bad books 😬🤓📚 (dates are when I DNF'ed them)
  1. 1.
    Heist Society by Ally Carter (2012)
    I think this was because the dialogue was very amateurish and I couldn't stand it.
  2. 2.
    The Everafter by Amy Huntley (2012)
    I don't know. I just couldn't get into it.
  3. 3.
    The DUFF by Kody Keplinger (2012)
    Another dialogue issue 🤷🏼‍♀️
  4. 4.
    Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson (2012)
    I was very excited about this because it's apparently a Blue Beard retelling... but it didn't work for me. I remember feeling that the writing style didn't suit the gothic setting.
  5. 5.
    The Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe (2012)
    Loved the first book! This one switched viewpoints and I couldn't get into it.
  6. 6.
    By the time you read this I'll be dead by Julie Anne Peters (2013)
    Progressed slowly, was very triggering, and although Peters has a history of being able to navigate tough topics, her writing in this case didn't instil the feeling of safety. Abandoning the book seemed in my best interests.
  7. 7.
    Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (2013)
    I actually want to try this again. I just ran out of time at the library.
  8. 8.
    Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China by John Pomfret (2013)
    Also want to try it again. Wanted to read it before Semester at Sea and just ran out of time.
  9. 9.
    Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran (2013)
    It saddened me that this book focussed more on her love life than on the artist herself.
  10. 10.
    Kronkelpad by Irma Joubert (2013)
    A book about a female doctor in the early 1900s... which also focuses more on her love life 🙄
  11. 11.
    Allegiant by Veronica Roth (2013)
    I stumbled on a spoiler and then had no desire to finish the book.
  12. 12.
    Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas (2014)
    Apparently this book is super thrilling but I just couldn't progress with it.
  13. 13.
    By the King's Design by Christine Trent (2015)
    Won it in a giveaway and realised again that I don't like regency novels. 🤷🏼‍♀️
  14. 14.
    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (2015)
    Listened to the audio and I don't know if it was maybe the narrator but it absolutely sickened me.
  15. 15.
    The House of God by Samuel Shem (2016)
    The so-called seminal book for medical students. Started reading it in 2014. Kept trying. Finally declared it DNF in 2016. I just found it AWFUL. I mean, in the opening scene he pictures fucking while resuscitating a patient? And I just didn't find it well written at all.
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    Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick (2017)
    Very triggering, but what bothered me more was the themes (self-harm, pedophilia, alcoholism, abuse) were not at all responsibly handled by the author. This book would have been very damaging for me had I read it in high school - not because of the content, but because of the way the content is glamourised.