My Year in Books 2013- DNFs

27 Dec, 2013 by in 2013, dnf 6 comments


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I’ll be spending this week looking at my year in books. So far in 2013, I’ve read 144 books and have had 31 DNFs. What I love about book blogging and reviewing is that we each have our own individual taste. The longer I blog, the more I realize I don’t have to impress anyone. I am more apt to put down books than I used to be simply because my reading time  is limited and precious. Plus, there are so many on my TBR list. I can choose to be picky and feel I give every book a fair chance, but some are just not for me.

I don’t finish books for several reasons ( see them all HERE) but these were my top five reasons…

  1. Content
  2. Sequels I couldn’t complete
  3. Annoying  voice or too much profanity in audio
  4. Too slowly paced
  5. Poorly written or edited

Here’s my master Did Not Finish list.

Christmas Kisses by Verna Clay
The Clockwork Cathedral: The Time Corps Chronicles, Book 1 by Heather Blackwood
The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion
Thorn in My Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs
The Academy – Introductions: Year One, Book One by C. L Stone
A Bride for Christmas: Sweet Regency Novella by Aileen Fish
Six Dates with Jenna by Cynthia L. Moyer
Nightspell by Leah Cypess
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
The Life List: A Novel by Lori Nelson Spielman
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Defiance: Courier’s Daughter by C. J. Redwine
The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
The Program by Suzanne Young
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Finale: Hush, Hush, Book 4 by Becca Fitzpatrick
Hidden: A Firelight Novel by Sophie Jordan
Wait for You by J. Lynn
Jessica Darling’s It List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection by Megan McCafferty
Merlin’s Blade by Robert Treskillard
Roomies by Sara Zarr, Tara Altebrando
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Snow Dance by Alicia and Ray Street
Tropical Kiss by Jan Coffey
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
September Girls by Bennett Madison
Uncrashable Dakota by Andy Marino
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The MacKinnon’s Bride (The Highland Brides, Book 1) by Tanya Anne Crosby

What books didn’t you finish in 2013? I would love to hear why you DNF.

6 Responses to “My Year in Books 2013- DNFs”

  1. Valerie

    Wow! That’s a lot of books. I only had one DNF this year. It was Losing Virginity by Ava Michaels. The MC couldn’t really decide if she was interested in losing her virginity or not and I couldn’t take one more internal speech about why she shouldn’t care one way or the other. Yes we had the speeches on both sides. 🙁
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    • Heather

      Wow. Think I will def skip that one. I do have a lot of DNFs this year, I think I’m getting much pickier 🙂

  2. Amber (Pixie)

    I am surprised you DNF Wait For You – but, if it was content based then I totally understand that issue. I also struggled with the Diviners – I have tried twice now to read that one and I am just not getting into it.


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