What Makes You DNF a Book?
DNF means do not finish. Basically, you put down a book that’s just not working out for you. But why? What makes you dislike a book so much that you decide, I do not want to read this right now? Are there reasons why you decide to put down a book?
- You’re not in the mood.
Maybe it’s a contemporary book, and you’re wanting to read fantasy, and just not enjoying it at all.
- You’re in a reading slump.
We’ve all been there. You’re reading a book, and maybe you’re not that far into it, but it makes you want to slam your head against the wall if you have to keep reading. For this one, it might not be the book’s fault, it could be yours.
- You’ve lost interest.
You picked the book up, thought you’d love it, but it’s just not working out for you.
- Bad writing.
It’s pretty self-explanatory. The writing is bad/choppy/annoying/flowery/etc etc etc, and you dislike it so much you want to put it down.
- Boring plot.
You’re almost halfway through the book, yet nothing is happening, nothing looks like it is going to happen soon, and you’re almost falling asleep trying to read.
- You’re not connecting with the characters.
For me, this is a huge part of the book. I love characters. They are the memorable part of the book, the fun part. If I don’t connect with or am annoyed by the characters, I am going to not want to finish the book.
These are some of the main reasons why I will decide to DNF a book. I usually try really hard to finish most books I start, and if I put down a book, I’ll usually come back to it, and try to finish it. But sometimes, I’ll feel strongly enough to know that I don’t want to pick it up again, and it will officially become a book I DNFed.
What makes you DNF a book? What books have you DNFed?
Thanks for reading!