{Top Ten Tuesday} Recent Additions to the DNF Files

Posted May 12, 2020 by Leah in Memes & Features, Top 10 Tuesday / 20 Comments

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

In another series continuation, I present to you the latest additions to my DNF Files. These are the books I had to part ways with for varying reasons from Spring 2019 to now. Life’s too short to continue with books you’re not enjoying.

Wicked Saints — 203 pages (I was bored. To me, it felt like the book was trying too hard to be edgy. I was also creeped out by the amount of blood magic and the methods to get the=at blood, like I was with Blood Magic)

Dangerous Alliance — 104 pages (I wasn’t emotionally invested in anything the book had to offer)

The Black Witch — 200 pages (Controversy aside, I wasn’t invested in this book either. Too much girl hate and Mean Girl antics for me, and character names sound the same. It was like Lord of the Rings. First names: FIRST NAMES: Elloren; Eirllyn; Enith; Echo; Edwin; Aislinn; Shane; Sage; Paige; Rafe; Vivyan; Trystan; Fallon; Galen. LAST NAMES: Gaffney; Gardner; Grey; Greer; Guriel; Vogel; Volya; Bane)

Fix Her Up — 76 pages. (Could not deal with the “hero” and his scummy behavior. I could not with the constant reminders–about two times a page–that the heroine works as a party clown. View Spoiler »

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind — I think about 16 pages. (The plot sounded fun but alas, the narrator ruined the book for me)

Topics of Conversaion — 6 pages. (Oof, this was probably the fastest I’ve ever DNFed a book. Very pretentious writing style peppered with comma splices for unknown reasons.)


Have you DNFed a book(s) recently? What were they and why?



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20 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} Recent Additions to the DNF Files

  1. Aw, sorry you didn’t enjoy Fix Her Up. I actually liked it for the most part. I thought the second book (about a failing marriage) was better than that one. I’m actually reading an ARC of the third book right now.

    • Leah

      I remember back in the day when the hero was a jerk trope was in 95% of romances. I thought the trend died, but here we are, LOL.

  2. I decided to stay away from The Black Witch when I saw someone I was friends with on Goodreads like a 5-star “review” of it that was actually the reviewer attacking every person who called it problematic. Knowing that there’s so much girl hate in it makes me extra glad that I’m staying away from it.

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    • Leah

      I didn’t want the controversy to sway my opinion, which is why I tried reading it. But the amount of girl hate and the names that all sound the same didn’t impress me.

  3. I have no interest in Fix Her Up. The guy sounds like a major douche. I don’t get these romance boos where the guy is always an a** and the girls a swooning over them. I get a morally grey character but a big douche really isn’t for me.

    • Leah

      He was a MAJOR douche. I haven’t read something like that in romance since the early 2000s. I thought the trend was over.

  4. Omg I can’t believe I forgot Ruthless Gods for this week’s prompt. I feel like I should’ve just abandoned that book so I totally get you abandoning Wicked Saints… Haha 😂 I haven’t read Fix Her Up yet but I have heard some pretty negative things about the hero and how awful all the men are in that book so I’ve been putting it off. Great list!

    • Leah

      Thanks, Dini! When I was still enjoying Wicked Saints, I was thinking of ordering Ruthless Gods, but once I realized I wasn’t into WS anymore, that thought went away fast. LOL. Yes, Fix Her Up was just not for me.

  5. czai

    I’ve been wanting to try Wicked Saints but most reviews I see are disappointed ones. But that cover and that plots makes me want to have it!! But with what you said, it probably really isn’t for me.

    • Leah

      Oh, I understand the lure of a good cover so I get where you’re coming from. 🙂 I know a lot of people who liked it, but it’s good to know what you’re okay and not okay with beforehand.

    • Leah

      I’ve noticed this a lot for me as well. I DNFed a few books–Wicked Saints among them–for various out there reasons.

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