Lets Talk (#11) DNFs

Today I shelved my 3rd DNF of the year! I’m impressed with myself that I have managed to keep my DNF list this low so far this year. I hate giving up on a book especially when I’ve paid for it.

Let’s have a look at the books that didn’t cut the mustard so to speak:

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

I did actually write a little review about this one. My main beef with this book was that I did not enjoy the writing style or the world building. It felt very stark and depressing, it was a real shame because the synopsis had held so much promise for me.

Hate F*@k: Part One by Ainsley Booth

In all honesty, I can’t remember exactly why I didn’t finish this one. I think it had something to do with the main characters 🤷🏻‍♀️

Bad Teacher bClarissa Wild

This is the one that stopped reading to day. My god, I don’t know where to start… honestly, it was all pretty awful. The characters were blah and pretty boring. Thomas was just gross, he made my skin crawl with all the rancid shit that was coming out of his mouth. I just found the whole thing crass and distasteful.

My main motivation for not finishing a book is, that I have a lot of books that I want to read, therefore if I’m not enjoying what I’m reading, then I’m not going to waste time by continuing with it. I usually try to get through at least 5/6 chapters before packing it in though just encase things pick up.

That’s me done.

Feel free to let me know about your DNFs in the comments.

Until Next Time 🤓

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Let’s​ Talk (#10) – Summer Reads

Yesterday whilst browsing in the supermarket I discovered they had summer reads segment in their book section, which consisted of about 10 books. Yes, I did pick each one up and read the blurbs, the result, I found 1 book that I may possibly read the others didn’t really spark my interest.

The thing that I notice though was they all seemed to be from the same genre, romance, drama, chick lit… I think you get the picture – which got me to thinking, what constitutes a summer read? Normally when I think of summer it read it usually means something fairly light-hearted and easy to read which does fall into those categories. But the more I think about it, the more I feel summer reads could and should be more.

So with this in mind, here are my somewhat alternative “Summer Reads”

 

I’ve tried to include a few different genres to spice things up. I’ve  read all of these books, my personal favorites are Legend, Rhapsodic, and Till Death Hopefully, you’ll find something that sparks your interest.

Until next time!

Let’s Talk (#9) – Reading Challenge’s

At the beginning of this year, I set myself a GoodReads challenge of reading 150 books, however by the time it got to April/May time I was wayyy behind schedule and feeling under pressure which resulted in me feeling rather stressed out and this started to suck the joy out of reading. So I made the decision to adjust my goal slightly. My newish challenge is 120 books.

As we are halfway through the year I thought it would be fun to have a look at some of my other reading statistics from this challenge. I present to you my first ever personally made infographic:

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I didn’t actually realize how many books I’d rated 5 stars until I made this graphic which was a nice surprise. I’m pretty happy to be 64 books in, I’m 5 books ahead of schedule now that has definitely eased the pressure as well.

One other thing that I forgot to add which I think is pretty cool is that so far this year I have read 18,604 pages!!

So have you set yourself a reading challenge? Are you managing to keep to on schedule? I’d love to hear from you!

Until Next Time! 🤓