Not For Me

Posted January 24, 2014 by Andi in Books, General / 0 Comments

So I’m sure you must have noticed I have a tendency to only review books that I really enjoyed as those are the ones I want to share the love with to all of my ABCers. But reading life isn’t full of sunshine and roses. There are some really great books I have read and some books I couldn’t finish and some books that just weren’t for me. I used to have a lot of trouble with marking a book as a “Did Not Finish”, but there are just too many great options to force yourself through something. Although I will admit that I have found myself to far in a book to stop or to interested in how bad it can get to stop.

What does this have to do with anything? Well today I’m sharing with you the books I haven’t reviewed because they just weren’t for me. There is a variety or reasons why I didn’t like some or didn’t finish others and they didn’t have to do with the book per say, it was more me and that they just weren’t my style. But when all is said and done I’m happy I tried/read every single one of the below books because you just never know what is for you unless you try it. Basically this is me showing you that life as a reader isn’t filled with one good book after another no matter what my blog portrays.


Tell me ABCers, what is your reading life like? Do you always finish a book? Any books out there that just weren’t for you but you were glad you tried anyway? Share below.



0 responses to “Not For Me

  1. I used to force myself to finish all of the books I start, but as I got more immersed into reading and book blogging, I learned to let go of that crazy need to finish all of them. XD This doesn’t count review copies though because those I definitely have to finish.

    • I have actually had an ARC that was a DNF. I wrote to the publisher and said that I tried but it just wasn’t for me and I just wouldn’t be able to read it or review at all. It wouldn’t be fair. Seemed to have gone well as I’m not blacklisted or anything. HA

      Thanks for commenting.

  2. Oh god. I hated Invincible Summers and Where It Began. For me, it’s like I mostly read books that are decent. Then comes books that I hate. Then finally I get the books that I love. What I’ve been noticing lately is that I’ve been disliking books that everyone has been liking. It’s making me feel awkward. But you like or dislike is subjective and I’m trying not to be insecure about that. Not every book is for everyone.

    • Invincible Summer totally grossed me out. I thought the relationships were all weird and creepy. And people seemed to love it. It makes me wonder what I missed in these. It’s kind of cool when you think about it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I tried to read a different Dylan Sheldon book and just COULD NOT do it. The writing was so weird and juvenile. I’m a lot like you in that I try to stay away from books I know I’m not going to like. I’ve DNFed plenty of books, but that’s not very fun at all. My biggest/most controversial DNF was probably Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill. So many people liked that one, but I couldn’t connect with the main character at all.

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