December 21, 2023

DNF & NRN of 2023

Bookhearts, you are familiar with my 50-Page RuleThe purpose of this annual DNF (did not finish) and NRN (not right now) post is to share my reason(s) in an effort to help books find its intended audience. May these books find a new home where they will be finished and enjoyed.
  1. The Color Purple by Alice Walker ~ Rather watch the movie remake.
  2. Oye by Melissa Mogollon ~ Who is talking to whom and how?!
  3. The Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok ~ Genetic peculiarities and other things hard to follow.
  4. The Love You Save by Goldie Taylor ~ Too heavy for the season.
  5. Mothers Vol. 1 by Ben Burgess Jr. ~ Supposedly emotional but doesn't quite reach that point.
  6. The Spirit of the City by Janna Jones ~ Content not what I expected.
  7. Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen ~ A miss. Too slow-paced.
  8. Come and Get It by Kiley Reid ~ This was SLOW slow.
  9. Listen for the Lie by Amy Tintera ~ Dragging and missing the dark humor.
  10. The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner ~ Lacks the unputdownable factor.
  11. At the End of It All by Rae Lyse ~ Cannot get past the dialect.
  12. What Never Happened by Rachel Howzell Hall ~ Just not gripping enough.
  13. Triptych (Will Trent #1) by Karen Slaughter ~ Show is much better.
  14. You Were Always Mine by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza ~ Wordy like the description.
  15. Diana, William, and Harry by James Patterson ~ Too long to be this general.
  16. Queen of Exiles by Vanessa Riley ~ Just not interesting enough.
  17. The Postcard by Anne Berest ~ Could already tell this will drag to the very end.
  18. Redwood Court by DeLana R.A. Dameron ~ Difficult to follow multiple POVs in each chapter.
  19. The Starfish Sisters by Barbara O'Neal ~ Seemingly unnecessary details and dialogue.
  20. For Worse by L.K. Bowen ~ Time jumps and every other word is a character's name.
  21. The Only Black Girl in the Room ~ Literally the same word begins almost every paragraph.
  22. The Light on Halsey Street by Vanessa Miller ~ Overtelling. "And then. And then."

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