Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Reluctantly DNFd

I try to give every book I read a chance. I’m okay with not finishing a book, but there are certain books I really want to like/love so I try to read as much as I can. But even I have my limits and I have to DNF a book from time to time. Honestly in the 5+ years I have been blogging I only have 18 DNFs which isn’t that bad considering how many books I read. Out of those 18 though, there were 5 books that I was reluctant to stop reading but had to because my heart wasn’t in it.



From Twinkle, with Love – I’m so super sad about this. I read 41% of the book and I really, really wanted to love it. I enjoyed When Dimple Met Rishi so much so I had high hopes. Sadly Twinkle didn’t work for me. I was kind of forcing myself to read it in hopes of falling in love but it never clicked for me. I will say that I loved Sahil. He was the saving grace. It breaks my heart even thinking about this DNF.




One & Only – I made it 49% through this book, a book so many of my friends love, and I called it quits. The backstory of this book was really what killed it for me. I wasn’t crazy about it at all and got to a point that I couldn’t force myself to read it any more. On the plus I did pick up the author’s original series, Secret Society Girls, and that has been a much better experience. This one just wasn’t for me.





The Last Boy and Girl in the World – I made it about 45% through this one before calling it quits. I had read Vivian in the past and really enjoyed her stuff, but something didn’t click for me with this one. I said in my mini review that I didn’t know if I was expecting something different or what, but it wasn’t working so I threw in the towel. I do know that plenty of other people loved this one and I know that I enjoy this author. Again it just wasn’t a good fit for me.




Follow Me Back – This one I stopped earlier in, 30%. So many friends loved this book and I was excited for it. But I put it down for a week and was not into picking it back up which is not like me. I was pretty bored reading it and just had no interest in the long run. I thought about maybe going back and trying again, but I just don’t think this is my kind of book when it comes down to it.





The Harry Potter series – I made it all the way through book 4. I was liking it up it wasn’t feeling the love. I tried book 5 and after an hour of listening to the audio I came to the realization that the series wasn’t for me. It was really hard to stop because of the love I know people have for this special series, but it wasn’t my thing. I often wonder if it would have been my thing if I read them with everyone else. Guess I will never know.






What books have you reluctantly DNFd? Have you stopped reading any of the above?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Love but Will Never Reread

It’s no secret, I’m a rereader. I talk about it a lot. Actually  I’m currently in the middle of reading book 4 of The Program series. It’s what I do. I find comfort in old favorites. But even I have limits. I have a shelf on Goodreads called favorites because I love them all dearly. But I also know my limits and I know for certain there are at least 6 books that I will not read again. It isn’t because I don’t love them, I honestly do. But it is more because I either fear they won’t have the same magic they did the first time I read them, will demolish my heart once again, or I’m angry at a turn the series took. For these reasons I will keep my memories of these 6 right where they are.

Two Way Street || Hate List || Forbidden

Shatter Me || Me Before You || The Summer I Turned Pretty

Are there any books you won’t reread? Have you read any of these 6?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Spring 18′ TBR

When I have put a TBR together in the past for a season I have always tried to pick a variety of books that are coming out and that I have been meaning to read. But who am I kidding? Like most of you I get distracted by the new shiny and I know that will be what I’m reading (well minus two which are rereads). I know I’m going to be reading the books that come out in spring so therefor my TBR will have just that:

The Complication (reread) || Listen to Your Heart

9 Days & 9 Nights || From Twinkle, with Love

Furyborn (reread) || A Court of Frost and Starlight

Doll Hearts || I Have Lost My Way


In Her Skin ||Leah on the Offbeat

What is on your Spring TBR? Looking forward to any of these?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Could ReRead Forever

If there was ever going to be a top ten topic that was made for me it is this one. I’m a rereader. It actually is a passion of mine to enjoy books I love over and over again. Truthfully I’m currently rereading A Court of Mist and Fury for the 5th time. Rereading is something I think everyone should do from time to time. There is a comfort and a palette cleanse type of feel involved in it. Here are my top 10 I could reread forever:

Anna and the French Kiss || I’ll Meet You There

Twenty Boy Summer || A Court of Mist and Fury

Parallel || All in Pieces

All Our Yesterdays || Open Road Summer

Froi of the Exiles || What Happens Next

Have you read any of these? What is your go to reread?

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Top Ten Tuesday – 2018 Releases I’m Dying For

There are a lot of books I’m looking forward to in 2018. Like any year I get excited knowing that some of my favorite authors will be releasing new material. Currently my Goodreads 2018 shelf is filled with more than 10 books, but these are the 10 I’m dying to get in my hands:

Listen to Your Heart || Starry Eyes

A Kiss in the Dark || Save the Date

Bookish Boyfriends || A Court of Frost and Starlight

9 Days and 9 Nights ||Reign the Earth

From Twinkle, with Love || To Kill a Kingdom

I’ve been lucky enough to read these 3 2018 releases already and you need to be excited for them:

Furyborn || The Complication || More Than We Can Tell

What books are you excited for in 2018? Are any of these on your list?


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