DNF Books, End of Year Wrap-Up

2010 DNF Books

So, I got this idea from Marce over at Tea Time with Marce. She posted her DNF books and is offering a spot to link up your DNF list. Here’s mine:


  1.  Dan Brown – The Lost Symbol
    ~I wanted SO much to love this book, but I just couldn’t get into it. I’m not really sure what the problem was, to be honest. It just didn’t catch my attention. Maybe I’ll try again sometime next year.
  2. William Coughlin – The Court
    ~I have only read one previous William Coughlin book and I had trouble getting into it. But I took another chance on this author, and I just couldn’t get through it.
  3. Ted Dekker – The Bride Collector
    ~I read (and LOVED) BoneMan’s Daughter last year. I was hoping that this one would be just as good, if not better. And the blurb sounded great. But for whatever reason, I didn’t like it. I didn’t like the main character. I might try again some day, but I’m not in any rush.
  4. Paul Christopher – Rembrandt’s Ghost
    I had read some of the previous books in the Finn Ryan series and enjoyed them. This one, I don’t know if it was the plot or what, but I was not interested in it.
  5. Jeffrey Archer – Sons of Fortune
    ~I read through quite a bit of this book … and I just never liked it. I hated the characters. I found it unbelievable. I simply did not like it one bit.
  6. Steig Larsson – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    ~I was told that this book was hard to get into at first, and to get through the first 100-150 pages and then it would pick up. Well I made it to page 186, and I will admit, it got a little bit better. But by that time, I had wasted 3 weeks to get to that point and I just wasn’t all that into it. I only wish I hadn’t wasted the money by buying the second book at the same time as the first….

5 thoughts on “2010 DNF Books”

  1. A friend just asked me if Girl w/ Dragon Tat was worth it or too commercial. I have never read it, and told her so, but I did tell her that it couldn’t be that bad. Perhaps she will be gouging my eyes out next week…

  2. See, I kept seeing the trilogy EVERYWHERE. Everyone was talking about them. I thought that there must be something great that I’m missing by not having read these books. But boy oh boy, was I disappointed….

  3. Oh man, your blog ate my comment, lol

    Thanks for linking up. I decided I won’t try with DanB. I want to read a Dekker so I’ll try Boneman’s Daughter. And you know how I feel about Larsson.

  4. I decided not to even try Brown’s latest, but I am one of the ones who loved Stieg Larsson’s book. I haven’t read the other two books in the trilogy, but I do plan to. Hopefully this year. I’m sorry it didn’t work for you. Thankfully there are plenty of other books out there to read and enjoy, right?

    1. I think my main problem with the Dan Brown & Stieg Larsson books is that they are so hyped up. EVERYBODY was talking about them, and a lot of times it’s almost as if I put an involuntary mental block up when I try and read anything that popular. When I put both of them down I made a mental note that I would give them both one more shot in a couple of years. But until then, I have plenty of books on my shelves to read, as well as some great sounding new ones coming out this year!

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