December 22, 2018

DNF of 2018

Bookhearts, you are familiar with my 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 more books to the DNF (Did Not Finish) pile this year.
  1. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult ~ 4 POVs too many w/backward timeline. Format doing too much.
  2. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles ~ Recycled plot.
  3. The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong ~ Nothing breathless about "Korea's Stephen King."
  4. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams ~ Gorgeous cover; jumpy story.
  5. The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable  ~ Did not seem credible.
  6. Marilyn in Manhattan by Elizabeth Winder ~ Is this about Milton or Marilyn? C'mon!
  7. In For a Penny by Kelsey Browning & Nancy Naigle ~ Too many Americanisms: "Outstung a hornet. Hound dog after a pile of chicken bones. Threat hanging over like a hungry black vulture. Potato chips with a paper cut. Been a coon's age since..." 
  8. Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer ~ Presentation is everything. I did not like the feel of physical book. Uneven pages. Rugged ends. Font too small. Cover weird texture. 
  9. Pride by Ibi Zoboi ~ All things aren't meant to be remixed.   
  10. Cuckoo by Sophie Draper ~ Sinister with no spark of interest.
  11. Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan ~ Casey Anthony much? Story within a story.
  12. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty ~ Simply couldn't connect.
  13. People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins ~ Fade in. Fade out. Spotlight. Too much like a play.


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