Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I DNF

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! Today I will be participating in a weekly meme I haven't for quite a while: Top 5 Wednesday! T5W was made by Lainey from gingerreadslainey.

Today's topic are five books that we DNF. If you don't know, DNF stands for "did not finish". All of these books might be on here for a different reason. Just because I didn't finish them doesn't mean they aren't good reads!

I am actually planning on read all five of these books. I only read a couple pages of each, but put it down for another book. Hopefully I'll get to these books this year!

5.) The Body Electric by Beth Revis
This is a scifi novel by Beth Revis, who also wrote the Across the Universe trilogy. I adore this trilogy, and was about 30 pages in when I put it down about a year ago. I actually really liked it, and I have no idea why I put it down! Just talking about this book makes me want to read it!

4.) Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Cruel Beauty is a very popular Beauty and the Beast retelling. I bought this a while back from BookOutlet, and read the first couple pages. I wasn't in the mood for it, and didn't want to force myself to read it. If I did that, I would've just compromised my reading experience. I've heard that this is pretty dark and gritty, so I'll have to be in the right mindset to read it.

3.) Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst
So I made a pretty big mistake with this new adult read! I read the first twenty or so pages, and then just flipped through it to see what the pacing would be like. Unfortunately, I complete spoiled myself. I'm  waiting until I don't clearly remember what I spoiled myself for.

2.) Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Here's the thing: I really liked the first three books of the Vampire Academy series. The fourth book? Not so much. As the fifth book in the VA series, I had pretty high expectations before  I read the fourth one. I read about forty pages and wasn't feeling it. I'd rather  have a good experience than not, so I'll just read this when the time is right.

1.) The Rose Society by Marie Lu
Still sitting as currently reading on my goodreads account,  the Rose Society is the highly anticipated sequel it the Young Elites. I really liked what I read, but school got in the way. I'll probably be reading this one in the next couple weeks, so this will be a dnf for a (hopefully) short time.

So those were my five picks for the week! Do we share any in common? Have you read any of these? If you did a T5W this week, make sure to link it down below!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. Great list! Mine is the same with books I've put down and just haven't picked them back up. I really need to get Marie Lu's Young Elites series started. I didn't know Beth Revis had that book out. I'll have to check it out :)

    Danica @ A Redheaded Bookworm

    1. Thanks Danica! If you don't get to it before the third book, I would say to marathon them! They're pretty fast paced. yeah, not a lot of people do! She published it herself, so it didn't get as much press as her other ones. Thanks for visiting!

  2. I can see why you're hesitant to read Spirit Bound... I thought the 4th book in the series wasn't great when I read it, but I promise you, it picks back up in the 5th! You really should give it a go, because the series ends so well. You have to find out what happens, because Blood Promise left us on such a cliff hanger!! Let me know what you think of the series if you get to it :)

    Denise | The Bibliolater

    1. Hey Denise! I'm definitely finishing the series right now. Not only do I want to know what happened to the whole gang, but I'm anxious to pick up Bloodlines too! Glad to hear it picked back up. Will do. :)

      Thanks for visiting!

  3. Spirit Bound was my least favorite of the Vampire Academy series and I know that everyone has been singing praises for Cruel Beauty, but I have no interest at all to pick it up. Here are my top 5 DNFs:

    1. I can see where you're coming from! When I first bought the book, I had a lot of interest in it and it's just waned throughout the year I've had it! I'll be sure to check out your post. :)

  4. Oh wow... I have not read any book in your list but I do want to read Cruel Beauty!

    - Poulami @ Daydreaming Books

    1. I hope you like it!! I'm thinking about reading it this summer. Thanks for stopping by Poulami!

  5. The Rose Society was a great follow up and I hope you love it when you get to it! I listened to Cruel Beauty on audio book and I liked the presentation, but I had some issues with the story. I really want to read The Body Electric! I loved the Across the Universe series so much that I have to pick it up! :)

    1. You're making me want to read it even more! Once I finish my two current reads, I'm thinking of picking it back up along with Rebel of the Sands. I've heard mixed things on Cruel Beauty, so I'm interested to see where I'll fall into the mix. It's such a stunning book! The first pages hat I read were so good!