In case you missed it, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was ten bookish things you want to quit. My list included ten bookish habits that I want to quit, but a lot of people listed ten books/series they DNFed. After reading quite a few posts, I felt inspired. An idea was percolating. And just now, I decided. It’s time to DNF some series.
It has been
difficult impossible for me to DNF series up until this point. Here’s why:
- I’m not a quitter. I can’t let things go unfinished.
- I would like to know how everything turns out.
- I feel invested in the characters/story and don’t want the time already invested to be a waste.
But after reading so many TTT about people DNFing books/series, I feel ready to take the plunge. Here’s why:
- DNFing a series does not make me a quitter. I start and finish way more books than I will ever DNF.
- I started the series that I am DNFing years ago. I can’t remember the characters or stories, so how can I possibly care how everything turns out?
- The time that I spent on the first book in the series wasn’t a waste. It was still a story that I enjoyed for a period of time. Who cares that the story isn’t complete?
So, without further ado, here are the series that I will not be finishing and the reason for doing so:
Breathe series by Sarah Crossan (don’t care)
The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting (don’t care, too long)
The Souls series by Mary Lindsey (don’t care)
The Pushing The Limits series by Katie McGarry (too long, don’t care)
The Program series by Suzanne Young (don’t care)
The Hybrid Chronicles series by Kat Zhang (don’t care)
The Coincidence series by Jessican Sorenson (WAY too long, don’t care)
Psychopath Beautiful series by Jamie McGuire (hated this book and its terrible messages)
Creeper Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover (hated this book and its terrible messages)
The Last Survivors series by Susan Beth Pfeffer (reviews say the last book glorifies rape, so that’s not happening)
I feel so good about this. There are some series that I’ve started that I genuinely do want to finish, so now I can focus on those.
How do you feel about DNFing? Under what circumstances will you DNF a book or series?