- A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult ~ 4 POVs too many w/backward timeline. Format doing too much.
- Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles ~ Recycled plot.
- The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong ~ Nothing breathless about "Korea's Stephen King."
- Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams ~ Gorgeous cover; jumpy story.
- The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable ~ Did not seem credible.
- Marilyn in Manhattan by Elizabeth Winder ~ Is this about Milton or Marilyn? C'mon!
- 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..."
- 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.
- Pride by Ibi Zoboi ~ All things aren't meant to be remixed.
- Cuckoo by Sophie Draper ~ Sinister with no spark of interest.
- Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan ~ Casey Anthony much? Story within a story.
- Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty ~ Simply couldn't connect.
- People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins ~ Fade in. Fade out. Spotlight. Too much like a play.
December 22, 2018
DNF of 2018
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.