I almost never DNF a book as I talked about in a past post, though there are a handful of cases of this occurring (and there are a few on this list I want to attempt again). But there are sometime just books that you really, really want to DNF but end up pushing through. These are a few examples:
1. Valley of the Horses by Jean M Auel – this is my mother’s favourite series and she got me to read them (a bit too young at the time, I might add). This particular one was going in a direction I didn’t like (at the time, woudl have loved it now) so I got mad and refused to keep reading. One year later I wanted to know how it ended so I picked it back up and finished it.
2. Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914 by Carolyn Meyer (I think, could have been a different book) – this was a kids book, I think fictional, about the real life events that did actually follow the real life events closely. This was one of the first times I had read about a death and didn’t know the story going into it. Yeah, I was mad at the book.
3. Shades of Doon by Corp and Langdon – I was bored
4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – Also bored and annoyed that this was basically plagiarism but got published.
5. Wizard of Mars by Diane Duane – I was bored, I realized I hate time paradoxes and it was a rough time in life. But I finished it months later!
6. Sega by Conor Kostick – this one didn’t live up to the first book.
Bonus: While The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks took me years to finish, I never considered DNF’ing it, I just didn’t have the time at the time and wasn’t int he mood for a long time.