Hey everyone,

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and Bookish and has now been transferred to The Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is Books I Decided To DNF Too Quickly. I could only think of books that I couldn’t get into or ones that I have tried and failed.


Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

I couldn’t find the plot interesting and while I was listening to the audiobook I got completely lost as to who is who.


The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I found the book very hard to get into, I’m one of those people that want to give books a chance even when I’m not enjoying them but I could not find anything interesting and gave it up. I am selling it on my Depop if anyone is interested.


11.22.63 by Stephen King

I have had this book for 7 YEARS. I can still remember getting it. This isn’t the only book by Stephen King that I have put down on this list. I remember picking up the book, reading a couple pages and gave up. LOL.


A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

I love the TV Show but I can never get into the books. I started reading it last year but I could only get as far to the Baratheon/Lannister arrival to Winterfell. Much like Colour of Magic, I was listening to the Audiobook but I couldn’t get myself to enjoy it. Another year to go…


Carrie by Stephen King

Another Stephen King novel, I thought it would be interesting but I wasn’t enjoying it and gave up.


Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

I go into a phase where I would get a few of the books by a certain author in order to get myself to their work and hope to enjoy them but after reading The Rat series I wasn’t much interested in picking up the others and ended up selling it.


The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo

Apart from Cockroaches and the two recent releases of the Harry Hole series, I have had this book for years and I could never get into this book. I could never get as far as the first chapter.


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I picked this book up back in 2015 on my trip to Thailand and I found the book to be very hard to get into, of course, I was sitting by the beach on Koh Samet enjoying the sunshine, the relaxation and the company. Check out my Instagram if you are interested in seeing it. I guess I got distracted from where I was than the book.


Dracula by Bram Stoker

I borrowed the book from my school library and I remember getting very into it but I ended up giving it back to the library. I don’t remember why but I did.


The 13 Problems by Agatha Christie

Or any Agatha Christie book. I have only read three of her books so far and I really enjoyed it but I haven’t found myself wanting to pick up more of her work. I have only read one chapter of The 13 Problems and haven’t returned since.

What are your answers? Let me know xx

6 responses to “TTT – Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Decided To DNF Too Quickly”

  1. lifewithallthebooks avatar

    I couldn’t really get into the Game of Thrones books either – too long winded! I did like The Secret History though! Great list 😊
    My TTT: https://lifewithallthebooks.com/2018/06/05/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-wish-i-had-dnfd/

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    1. Steph Burton avatar

      Thanks, yours too. I read One Day years ago and was near to the end when I saw the movie. I have a friend who read the books years ago and really enjoyed it, he kept wanting me to read it but of course I DNFed it xx

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  2. HeyGrace avatar

    Nice answers!! 🙂
    I’ve heard that Carrie is a slow burn, I’ll get to it some day!

    And i’m the same I just can’t get through the Game of Thrones books anymore. I’ve tried multiple times but I think the TV show is enough for now.

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  3. =Tamar avatar

    Have you tried any other Pratchett? Even he said the first ones were not good places to start! I recommend Wyrd Sisters, Guards! Guards!, or Going Postal.


    1. Steph Burton avatar

      I have got Mort and Hogfather in my Tbr, I was interested in the Death series xx


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