So today I was going through all my goodreads shelves, as I do once in a while, and I was really surprised how long my "I'll get back to it someday" shelf has gotten. I don't consider myself someone who gives up on a book easily . . . I used to be one of those people who finished a book, no matter what. But I've learned since then: Life is too short to read bad books. However, there are a few I genuinely WANT to return to.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman - I don't even really know WHY I stopped reading this about 100 pages in. The world, as I remember it, was beautiful, and who isn't at least intrigued by dragons?
Easy by Tammara Webber - Well, what happened here is I got halfway through this on my Nook, then I let somebody borrow it for like a week, and by the time I got it back I was in the middle of other books and it just kind of got . . . forgotten. Sad, really.
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray - This was making me laugh, but there was just something about it I couldn't get into.
Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie - I think my problem with this was that I didn't like the writing, but that could just be because it's self-published, so it's not professionally edited.
There are, however, books I really have no intention of going back to, ever.
The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze - Why? Because it was literally the most unbelievable book I have ever read. In the very beginning, the Queen eats a poisoned peach and dies. But she eats it in the backyard of the castle, in the middle of a war, and it comes from a random person she doesn't know.
The Selection by Kiera Cass - The fact that I don't want to finish this has nothing to do with the GR controversy, though that in itself is quite upsetting. I just couldn't stand the main character, America. She was just, just. . . . bah. And the world made little sense.
It makes me sad to dislike a book so much that I never finish it, because I know authors work hard on their stories, but for the sake of my sanity, sometimes I have to stop. I know some people are for DNF and some aren't. What's your opinion?