Let’s Talk Bookish – What Makes You DNF A Book?

Happy Friday Book Friends!! I am so glad it’s the weekend. We are planning on going star gazing tonight with my daughters girl scout troop and we are all excited. Today I am participating in the Let’s Talk Bookish weekly meme, this is created and hosted by Rukky@EternityBooks and Dani@Literary Lion. Today’s theme is WHAT MAKES YOU DNF A BOOK? by (Rafaela @ The Portuguese Bibliophile). (DNF stands for Did Not Finish). I really like this question because I am not afraid to DNF a book, I have so many I want to read and not a lot of free time so I want to make sure I am enjoying what I am reading.

Is there a specific trope you can’t stand? Since I read mostly romance or woman’s fiction, I will not read a book that has the death of a partner as a plot point. I can’t handle it and do not want to read about that pain.

A plot twist that will make you drop instantly? Same as before I was reading a book last year and out of nowhere the partner of a main character was suddenly killed and I was like nope, not doing this!

How many pages do you usually give a book to capture your attention? It honestly depends, I have dnf’d within less than 10% and I have dnf’d at 50%. The writing and being able to hold my interest is key to when I decide to stop and that can vary depending on the book. If I can make it over half way I can usually push myself to finish the book at that point.

How many books do you give a series before deciding if it’s worth your time? Until the books are no longer holding my attention. For some I won’t go past the first book, there are many fantasy series that this happens with. With others I will stop late in the series. For the Wheel Of Time series I stopped at book 12 of 14 and The Stephanie Plum series I stopped at book 24 and 27 is coming out soon. I found that if the plot never moves forward and every book is the same it makes me less inclined to pick up the books.

Do you count books as read on Goodreads if you DNF them? I do both and I am not sure what I should actually be doing. I do have a shelf dedicated for DNF books so I try to always use that.

Do you DNF books or do push through?

Until Next Time, Happy Reading!

Published by Becky Lewis

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Becky and I am a Real Estate Agent/Stay At Home Mom and I live in the beautiful state of Colorado with my husband, two kids, dog and cat. I am an avid reader and read on average 2-3 books a week. I started my blog because I needed a place where I could talk about books and put down my thoughts on all things book related.

6 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – What Makes You DNF A Book?

  1. I DNF books if they’re not enjoyable around 5-10% in. I have a schedule, and reading books I’m not enjoying is too much of a waste of time. There are so many good books out there, why bother? 🙂

    You said, “For the Wheel Of Time series I stopped at book 12 of 14” wow! That’s a lot of books. I’m always hesitant to start super-long series, because I like definite endings. Cool tag, take care 🙂

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