Top 10 Tuesday: The Last 10 Books I Abandoned

A weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Welp, what an appropriate topic to come up! I’ve had an internal struggle about whether or not to DNF an e-galley I received from a publisher. At this point, I’m over 60% of the way through and at a point where I’m just going to push through it. 😂

I’m using the term “abandoned” to encompass the books I’ve DNFed or lost interest in and removed from my TBR.

These are books I simply DNFed. I was hesitant to read Carve the Mark because I didn’t really care for how Roth ended the Divergent series, but wanted to give the author another try. Uprooted lost me completely, despite me just reaching the halfway point. I’ve wanted to try Spinning Silver but I keep thinking about this book and lost interest. Girls Made of Snow and Glass was pitched as a feminist Snow White retelling. I generally like fairy tell retellings, so I had high hopes for this book. I thought the characters were vapid plot dull, and world-building flat.

These are series I abandoned after reading the first book. I didn’t care enough for the first book in the series to want to even try to get through the rest of the books. Props to these book covers though! 😂

Perhaps this falls with the previous books but I at least read the second book in the series, LOL. I wanted to like this series since they’re so popular (and those covers!!) but they didn’t work for me at all. The story lacked in anything that made me feel something. I haven’t returned to this series, but I know the author has a new book out and I’m tempted to try it (though I’m afraid I’ll be disappointed again).

All right! Now if you think I really ought to give these books another go, let me know! I find this such an interesting topic, I’d looooove to read your Top 10 Tuesday post!

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2 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: The Last 10 Books I Abandoned

  1. Jasmine says:

    I have such mixed feelings about The Bone Witch because the first book was soooo long and dragged. But of the trilogy, book 2 was definitely the best LOL! It was also the longest! Personally, I’m not a big fan of the storytelling style Chupeco uses, but I just remember book 2 being so funny and interesting because of the characterization.


  2. Riv @ Small Stained Pages says:

    The Bone Witch (the first book) is definitely challenging but I absolutely fell in love with the characters that I had to continue the series. I haven’t picked up Girls Made of Snow and Glass but it’s been on my TBR for years, I was really hoping the feminist Snow White description would pull through…😅


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