- The 12 Slays of Christmas by Abby L. Vandiver and Various Authors - Only 17% through and found 14 errors. Nope. Hire me as your copyeditor next time.
- No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts - At page 39, I thought I might not make it. And I didn't. This was no recast of The Great Gatsby.
- Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan - When you're late to the series party, but should've stayed home anyway. Overhyped.
- In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume - Way too many points of view and characters. I so wanted to like this book!
- Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker - Where were the twists and suspense?
- Red Clocks by Leni Zumas - Five women. One commonality. Zero interest from me.
- X by Ilyasah Shabazz - Even the strength of being Malcolm X's daughter and the Michigan Humanities Council endorsement couldn't persuade me to finish.
- New People by Danzy Senna - Awkward writing as if it's a draft or outline of plot ideas.
- We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley - Only six pages in and annoyed by the Oh-woe-is-my-rich-ass-incomplete-life main character. No empathy from me!
- This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter - Serious subjects (heart transplant and suicide) but simple-minded characters.
- How to Make White People Laugh by Negin Farsad - Enough already about "feeling black." Why did I even pick this book up?
- Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah - I was duped; this book also goes by the title Did You See Melody?
- The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen - I prefer Pekkanen alone because this collab just didn't flow.
- The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen - Another alternating POV.
- Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith - Enacted the rule at exactly page 50.
- Have You Met Nora? by Nicole Blades - A book about passing...in 2017. Enough said.
- Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan - "Be now. Then be bow." Huh? That was me the whole time.
- You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero - One (1) sentence turned me off.
- The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang - So disappointing.
- Into the Water by Paula Hawkins - At page 52, it was already too many different points of view. But at page 98, I was over it.
- A Teeny Taste of Scandal by Michael Lee West - I waited for this book to be published (originally in 2013) but it keeps getting pushed back. So I pushed it to DNF by default.
December 27, 2017
DNF of 2017
50-Page Rule. If not, click here for more info. There are too many good books to read in the world to waste time struggling through a novel. So I moved quite a few books to the DNF (Did Not Finish) pile this year. Perhaps I will revisit them at a later date if one of my trusted bookhearts recommends. Otherwise, the books below shall remain unfinished. Ah well.