I don't DNF books very often because I feel as a writer there's a lot to learn from all kinds of writing quality levels and styles, but I will DNF for content that's too far out of my comfort zone, and with all the book blogs I've been reading lately, I've realized that DNFing stuff you're just not enjoying, when you consider how many books there are out there, is actually totally acceptable. So I do have a DNF shelf on Goodreads, and here are the last ten books I added to that list.
2) SWAY by Kat Spears. I did not get along with the main character and the continual casual use of various kinds of slurs, including ableist ones, and I didn't feel invested enough in the plot to ignore those things.
4) STRAYS by Jennifer Caloyeras. I won this in a giveaway, and I just couldn't buy into it. I didn't believe the characters, the plot, much of anything, really. Unrealistic to me.
5) MORIARTY by Anthony Horowitz. I love Horowitz, but I didn't want to read a Sherlock book that didn't have Sherlock, Watson, or, at least as far as I got, even the title character of Moriarty in it. Like...?
6) THE REVELATION OF LOUISA MAY by Michaela MacColl. This was another giveaway I won. I'm a hard sell for historical fiction in the first place, and, reading this and other books part of this recent trend, I've found that I'm strongly uncomfortable with stories rewriting the lives of famous authors. I just don't like it. I don't.
7) DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. As I said in an earlier Top Ten Tuesday post, I did not like Dash. Nope. Too annoying.
8) NOTORIOUS by Allison Brennan. This is another adult novel that fell through for me, not so much because of sexual content, but because I felt it was badly written. Nothing about this clicked for me.
9) MARKED by P.C. Cast. As part of my other recent foray into becoming more familiar with paranormal and urban fantasy, I tried out the House of Night series, and my response was just sort of a vague "Nah."
10) MAYBE I WILL by Laurie Gray. This is another book where I just didn't buy into what was happening or how it was written. Mostly, I needed more in order to understand the character and xir reactions. I would've preferred more of what was talked about in the author's note, which was reading it from both a female and male perspective in turn. Perhaps she ought to have written it that way, I don't know.