I was writing a set of DNF reviews and thought to myself: Why do I DNF books? DNFing a book is not something I take lightly, especially when I have to DNF an ARC. In a sense I promise a publisher that I will read their book and review it. Sometimes I'm not finishing those books because I simply didn't like them.
5 Reasons why I DNF Books:
1. I can't connect with the Main Character (or Any character) - I stress this a lot in my previous DNF reviews. If I cannot connect to the MC I am most likely not going to like the book. Characters are so important!
2. Pacing/Slow Plots - If I am almost half way through a book and nothing *interesting* has happened, then I am more then likely going to put it down. I also tend to drag these books out more. The last book I DNFed for this reason it took me 7 days to read 60% of it.*Interesting: By this is mean, they are still world building and introducing characters. The main plot hasn't even been introduced yet.
3. The Story is confusing/doesn't make sense - I don't have the best attention span and if something confuses me I am going to struggle to want to continue one. Typically if the story is still confusing more then 50% of the way through is when I put it down.
4. Books that are unnecessarily long - I'm talking about books that are 400+ pages but barley anything happens at all. Its pretty rare that I DNF a book for this reason, but I have in times where I had deadlines for other books to meet.
5. I'm rating it less then 2 Stars - Typically if I'm rating it that low there is almost nothing I liked about it. But if I'm nearly half way and I have no hope for the book (despite the fact I liked one aspect) then I just DNF it.
DNFing an ARC
For ARCs if it is a print one that I requested I tend to push myself to finish it, but if I happen not to be able to I try my best to review it and explain my decision on why I didn't finish it. Most times if I DNF a print ARC I'll pass it on to Jessica to try and see if she has better luck.
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