Inspired by @barefootmeds - Did Not Finish. I usually have few qualms about quitting books. I have too many books to read to waste time on ones I'm not into.
  1. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle but Haruki Murakami
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    At this point (2008) I had a rule that I'd give a book 50 pages and then either quit or finish. I got to page 400 in this 600 page book and got bored. So I quit it and changed my rule to I can quit anytime after 50 pages. I'm happy to report I no longer have any rules about how long I need to read a book before I quit.
  2. Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz
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    I liked the first few of this series but this was so bad.
  3. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
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    Not into it.
  4. Entwined by Heather Dixon
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    Oof. Not for me.
  5. All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
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    I chose this based on the cover. Let me tell you, not a great move.
  6. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
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    🤷‍♀️
  7. Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman
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    🙄
  8. The River's Tale by Edward Gargan
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    I like travel memoirs but they have a high likelihood of being obnoxious.
  9. The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon
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    Not interested.
  10. Alexandria by Lindsey Davis
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    Some of the racism and stuff may have been historically accurate but no thanks.
  11. At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig by John Gimlette
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    What he actually did in Paraguay was pretty boring.
  12. A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen
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    This is a motivational speech stretched into a book.
  13. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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    I didn't want to read about insufferable assholes.
  14. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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    Written like a fairy tale with no real characterization.
  15. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure (aka Anne Rice)
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    My coworker at the time suggested this as like Fifty Shades but better. But it was just way more coercive. Eww.
  16. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
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    I'm sorry but it is not very well written even though her story is a great one.
  17. My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel
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    I think I just ran out of time at the library.
  18. The Gluten Lie by Alan Levinovitz
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    I get it already.
  19. The Windflower by Laura London
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    I need more consent in my romance.
  20. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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    So boring... so long.
  21. On Paper by Nicholas Basbanes
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    Written sooo pretentiously.
  22. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
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    I very nearly kept going because I felt like I was SUPPOSED to like it. But I didn't.
  23. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
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    This was all over the place.
  24. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
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    Not even the mystery could hold me.
  25. A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
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    🤷‍♀️
  26. Feedback by Mira Grant
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    Do yourself a favor and pretend the series is only a trilogy.
  27. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
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    I found this disturbing.
  28. The King Must Die by Mary Renault
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    😴
  29. The Devourers by Indra Das
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    Wasn't feeling how gross this was.
  30. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
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    Boring
  31. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
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    Stick with Vampire Academy.
  32. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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    I'm sorry that I'm terrible...
  33. Runaway by Alice Munro
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    Too depressing.
  34. Breathless by Beverly Jenkins
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    Disappointing because the first Beverly Jenkins I read was great, but the dialogue in this was so bad I couldn't keep going.
  35. Young Elites by Marie Lu
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    Too cliche, bored me.
  36. Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
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    I found this extremely hard to get into and then once I started understanding what anything meant I just wasn't that interested.