DNF and Other Lists – Books That Hook

We have decided to not post reviews of books that we were unable to finish. However, we would like to share these with our readers, because our opinions might help them decide whether or not to read a particular book.

So, here’s a list of books we were unable to finish, with a short description of why we couldn’t continue.

Jennifer’s Did Not Finish

The Passage by Justin Cronin (too slow)

A Cold Mind by David Lindsey (couldn’t connect to characters, unsympathetic)

Soulbound by Tessa Adams (poor use of present tense with flashbacks, confusing)

Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes (setting vague, point of view confusing)

Tarnished by Karina Cooper (slow beginning)

Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton (didn’t hold my attention)

Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone (too much figurative language)

Stray Souls by Kate Griffin (somewhat confusing)

Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh (condones rape)

Private Screening by Richard North Patterson (lost my interest halfway through)

Don’t Kill the Messenger by Eileen Rendahl (too weird)

A Taint in the Blood by S.M. Stirling (complacent characters)

Misty’s Did Not Finish

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnston (It was not a book for me)

The Becoming by Jeanne C. Stein (I am not into revenge for the whole book)

Waking the Dragon by Juliette Cross (It was too graphic for my taste)

Breaking the Storm by Sedona Venez (I am not into BDSM)

His Wicked Highland Ways by Laura Strickland (This was not a book for me)

There are also some books we have read prior to starting the blog that we do not plan to review, mainly because we don’t expect to ever re-read them.

Jennifer’s Read, But Won’t Be Reviewing

American Gods by Neil Gaiman (too many tangents and material unrelated to the plot)

A Certain Justice by John Lescroart (It was a great book. I just want to focus on newer books.)

all older Patricia Cornwell books, going to pick up reviews with more recent books even though I enjoyed them

all older Catherine Coulter books, same thing

We will continue to add books to these lists as we think of them.