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June 5: Books I Decided to DNF (did not finish) too Quickly (are you questioning your DNF choices on any books? If you have a policy to not DNF, put a spin on the topic to make it fit you.)
I used to never DNF, but then I decided life is too short for books that make me unhappy. My policy is three tries. I don’t have many, though, because I just don’t start books that don’t appeal to me. Alphabetical as always.
Top Ten Books I’m Glad I DNFd
1. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure; Hirohiko Araki. It opens with a human sacrifice, and goes downhill from there.
2. The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky; Jana Casale. A book where nothing much happens.
3. Ulysses; James Joyce. I know this is a classic, but it’s just so jumbled and incomprehensible.
4. Lolita; Vladimir Nabokov. Some minds I just don’t want to understand.
5. Winter; Ali Smith. Too weird and disjointed.
6. The Sky is Yours; Chandler Smith. A bunch of whiny, self-centered characters. Ugh.
7. The Other Lady Vanishes; Amanda Quick. I just couldn’t connect with these characters, because almost all of them are terrible people.