This week’s topic is: What Makes You DNF A Book?
For those who don’t know, DNF means did-not-finish.
Is there a specific trope you can’t stand? A plot twist that will make you drop instantly?
I research books pretty thoroughly before reading them because I hate when I have to DNF a book and feel as though I’ve wasted my time. Off the top of my head I can’t think of a specific trope I dislike or a plot twist that would make me stop reading. If I enjoy the author and their writing style, I will pretty much go along with anything they write!
How many pages do you usually give a book to capture your attention?
I will give a book fifty pages before deciding whether or not to continue. I think this is standard among most readers. The story and narrative really have to capture me by that point and if not, I will have to seriously consider switching to another book.
How many books do you give a series before deciding if it’s worth your time?
If I don’t like the first book in a series, I won’t read any subsequent books. There are too many books out there that I want to read and know that I will enjoy, so why waste my time on something that I’m not liking, especially if there’s a slim chance it will get better?
Do you count books as read on Goodreads if you DNF them?
Yes, but I don’t rate them and I always state if it was a DNF and at what page/percent I stopped at.
I’ve embraced the DNF much more in recent years. There’s simply too many books and too little time to read them! If something isn’t clicking with me, I have no problem with marking it as DNF on Goodreads and picking up something new.