It’s taken me a long time to finally be as okay as I am with DNF-ing. It was always a tie between worrying that I wasn’t in the right mood and that it really wasn’t the book’s fault and between simply giving up *right* before it finally got good, of course. Occasionally, there are even instances where I’ve listened to the audiobook and it’s possible it would have gone over a lot better in physical. Those are the ones that really bother me (there are a good number of those).
Honestly, it’s really quite simple: we all read for the enjoyment of reading. If you’re not enjoying yourself then what are you even doing? But despite my new (yet still occasionally rocky) outlook on reading, there are some that I can’t help but wonder if I quit too soon.
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black [Purchase]
Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo [Purchase]
Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop [Purchase]
A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet [Purchase]
The Last Adventure of Constance Verity (Constance Verity #1) by A. Lee Martinez [Purchase]
Authority (Southern Reach #2) by Jeff VanderMeer [Purchase]
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell Trilogy #1) by Hilary Mantel [Purchase]
The Lake House by Kate Morton [Purchase]
Rotters by Daniel Kraus [Purchase]
Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin [Purchase]