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Tuesday Talks can be found on Goodreads!. This week’s topic is: Do you read a specific amount of pages before giving up on a book you are not enjoying?
I wish I could say yes…. but, no. My goal with books is at least 100 pages but with books I DNF I seem to rarely make it there.
Recently I’ve only made it 30 pages into a book! I felt horrible but, I just knew it wasn’t going to be for me. That is a big thing too, if I know I won’t like the book I don’t think it is worth my time to continue.
I usually don’t give up on books but, my DNF count has risen once I started using netgalley. I’ve gotten better at requesting though so, I shouldn’t have too many books I’ll have to give up on.
I’ve only marked 10 books on Goodreads as haven’t finished. Some of them I want to try reading again because I know my moods or what is going on around me can sometimes affect if I like a book or not.
My Did Not Finish books are:
Looking at my list I realized Netgalley wasn’t the problem! I had powered few I didn’t like, I guess. It is the others from my last time using Goodreads back in 2012. Very surprising. I wish I had reviewed them back then so I now knew why I stopped reading them… I only remember a few…
Do you power through books you don’t like or do you DNF often?
What is your criteria for not finishing a book?