Popular Books I DNF’d

Hey, guys! Today I thought we could discuss the books I did not finish, particularly the more popular ones. Most of the time, it isn’t because I didn’t enjoy the book. More often than not, I DNF a book when I am in a reading slump or I just get distracted by shiny, new books, and I just put it down, and I forget to pick it back up. I am not saying it is out of the question for me to finish these novels. I am sure I will pick these up again sometime in the future, but let’s just go ahead and get into the five books I did not finish!

The first book is one I may receive backlash for, and that is Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas.

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This is the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, and I know that I will enjoy this book if I get pretty deep into it, but when I started it, I was trying to get out of a reading slump, and no matter how hard I tried, I could not get through this. I don’t even think I made it a hundred pages into this before I ended up giving up. I have tried on multiple occasions to get through this, even to start it, but I simply can’t do it. The size of this novel is also a contributing factor because it intimidates the hell out of me. I even bought the following book, Empire of Storms, because I thought that might convince me to actually read this massive book, but that did not happen. I know this is a well loved book, but I am just not at a time in my life where I think I can read this. I am going to read it sometime in the future, hopefully. I am not completely giving up on it, but I just don’t think I can sit down and read this cover to cover, which is what I need to do if I am going to read it. I just think I need to get through the first two hundred pages, honestly. But right now, I am DNFing it.

The second book I did not finish, and please do not shoot me for saying this, is This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.

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This is the first book in the Monsters of Verity duology, and I have been trying to make my way through this thing since this past Christmas, but I just cannot read it for some reason. I know its a book that I will love because I have loved everything that’s happened from the part that I have read, which is like the first seventy or eighty pages of it. However, I just can’t get into it, and I don’t know what’s wrong with me because I know I am going to love it. I don’t know if its the fact that its high fantasy or the hype or what. But I cannot seem to get through this. So I am DNFing this for now, but I am hoping that over the summer I can get back into this and finish it. Because that is something that I will do. I am committing to this. I will finish this one of these days.

The third book I have DNF’d is Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan.

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This is the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, and this is another book that I know I will love, and I realize it will probably be on my all time favorites list for this year, but I have tried a couple of times to read this, and I have only managed to read the first fifty or sixty pages of this. I got this when it released last October, and I can positively tell you I will love this because I have been laughing to the point of tears just from the first fifty pages of it! The humor is on point, but I just think this is going to be a summer read for me because it is very lighthearted and humorous, so I actually might try to read this over the summer or possibly during Finals Week because Lord knows I need to relieve stress, and something that makes me laugh might help with that. But right now I just don’t think I can read this. I am just not in the right place or mindset to read it.

And the last book on the list of Popular Books I Have DNF’d (and please hold back on the judgment) is none other than Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

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Please let me explain why I DNF’d this. I understand that this book is absolutely amazing, and that everyone loves it. I am sure I will love this because I love this series. Six of Crows is one of my all time favorite books. With that said, I am just not in the right mood right now to devour this book. Not to mention it is so not the right time to just devour a book. I have finals in literally like two weeks. I do not have time to just sit down and read. I have tried to read this. I think I tried to read it on Christmas break, but it just was not happening. I think I got around fifty pages in. Also, I was kind of in a reading slump when I tried to read this, so it just was not happening. I think this is a book that I am going to absolutely love when I can just sit down and not stress out about the assignments I am not completing whilst I am reading. I want to sit down and just enjoy reading it, so this is another book I am DNFing, at least until this summer.

And there you have it! Those were the top four popular books I did not finish. Again, all of these books are ones I definitely plan on attempting to read again, most likely over the summer, so this is a list of books I am DNFing for right now. What are some popular books you have DNF’d? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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