The DNF List – February 2017

#Famous by Jilly Gagnon – Not feeling the voice or the lame jokes. Lost me at “You, shirtless, on a stallion?” DNF at like 5%

The Alarming Career of Sir Richard Blackstone by Lisa Doan – No reason. Just couldn’t get into it. So many reviewers say it’s a delightful middle-grade novel. 

Spelled by Betsy Schow – I wanted to like this. It’s right up my alley, but the writing tried too hard to be snarky and funny. It ended up being lame. DNF at 20%

The Gilded Cage by Vic James – I read the first chapter and couldn’t get into it. A lot of other readers love it, though!

The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins – DNF at 40%. I really wanted to like this book, but the writing was so hollow. I didn’t care about the characters at all … and the story was super predictable. A disappointment overall. 





So Tell Me …

Have you read any of these? Should I have finished them? Leave me a comment and tell me why! Or, let me know what books you’ve DNFd this month.


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  • I keep going back and forth on reading #famous and my most recent decision was “no,” it looks like I made the right decision. I read Gilded Cage and it was really interesting. I liked the premise, but it didn’t have the most fleshed out characters.

  • I haven’t read any though Spelled has been on my radar Not a fan of books that try to hard to be funny as that tends to end up being more painful than funny. I’m thinking #famous wouldn’t be for me either.