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Monday, February 2, 2015


Before I became a blogger I always tried my best to finish every book I picked up. The main exception to this was War and Peace, which some of you will already know why I didn't finish it from my book bucket list post. Anyway, I always thought that even if a book started out terrible that it could turn itself around before the end of the book. Many times I have been wrong but I didn't think it was fair to judge an entire book just by reading a couple of chapters.

Now that I'm a blogger, I receive many ARCs and other books to read and review that it's hard to keep up with them all. Recently I have had to force myself to add books to start a DNF list because with so many books and a bunch of dead lines I end up wasting more time on books that don't deserve my attention. And yet, I still feel bad about the ones that I don't finish. I find myself wondering if I was wrong and if I should have given it more time.

On Goodreads, I'm forced to mark a book as read when I add it to my DNF shelf but I never rate it because I don't think it's fair to rate something I never finished.

What do you guys think? Do you have this problem? Do you wonder about the books you didn't finished? Or are many of you just happy to move on to the next book?


  1. I forced myself to finish Cinder recently and it was painful.. Never again. Unless it's required for school or work, reading should be for enjoyment.

    1. I have heard mixed reviews on that book. I just always feel so guilty when I don't finish a book.