Four Books I Never Finished and Six I’m Probably Not Going to Start

Four Books I Never Finished and Six I'm Probably Not Going to Start | Strawberry Moon BooksThis week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is to come up with ten ‘bookish things I want to or have quit.’ I struggled with this one because usually I’m more likely to have bookish habits I want to start: finishing books in a timely manner, branching out into new authors and genres, etc. So finally I settled on Four Books I Never Finished and Six I’m Probably Not Going to Start. A lengthy title but I think it hits all the important points…

I’m usually something of a stickler about finishing books so it’s rare that I don’t stick it out. I’m sure there are others but these four came immediately to mind. Apparently I have a bit of an issue with classics and lesser known books by classic authors… I know, to my shame.

Four Books I Never Finished and Six I'm Probably Not Going to Start | Strawberry Moon BooksPast Imperfect by Julian Fellowes

Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne

The habit of mine that is probably more of a nuisance is that I put books on my TBR list and then never read them. So every now and again I have to go through my list and weed out books that no longer sound that appealing, having sat there collecting virtual dust for several years. These are books that have been hanging around my list forever and that I’m finally officially culling. You might call this my DNR list: Did Not Read and Do Not Resuscitate.

Four Books I Never Finished and Six I'm Probably Not Going to Start | Strawberry Moon BooksWatermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages by Vanitha Sankaran

What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris

The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro

The Heart of a Gypsy by Roberta Kagan

The Cracked Slipper by Stephanie Alexander

The Dream of Scipio by Iain Peters

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6 thoughts on “Four Books I Never Finished and Six I’m Probably Not Going to Start

  1. Do Not Resuscitate omg that’s perfect. 😄 I haven’t read any on this list, tbh, but I loved CS Lewis’ kids books…never could get up the motivation to try his adult books. I have trouble DNF’ing books too!! I just want to have them FINISHED even if I hated them…
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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