I wanted to try out another weekly meme! I decided to go with Let’s talk bookish, this is a weekly meme, created and hosted by J.R. @Eternity Books , here different topics will be discussed.
This weeks topic is ‘Is it bad if you don’t finish a book?’. And I think this is an interesting topic!
I feel like most people would say it is not bad, but won’t DNF books themselves. I was like that for a very long time. Until one day I was reading (unpopular opinion) The Two Towers, and I was so bored and told my mom, and she asked me ‘so why don’t you start another one?’. And that’s when I actually started DNF’ing books!
To be honest, I haven’t DNF’ed that many books, because I do want to give every book a fair chance to convince me to enjoy it! I made a shelf on GoodReads called DNF and it only contains 5 books haha!
So what I’m trying to say, it is not bad to not finish a book! We read for our enjoyment and if your not enjoying the book it is perfectly fine to stop reading it! I know it is hard, I always struggle with putting a book back down without planning to continue. But it is also always a relief that I can than pick up another book that I actually will enjoy reading!
I do think you have to give a book a fair chance. It is very hard to judge a book based on reading 10 pages or something. Unless you notice it is about a topic that you can’t deal with, than probably it is better to put it down! But storyline wise I always try to read a bit further, to be able to judge the story!
Most important: you do you! If you want to DNF a book after 5 pages, go ahead! If you’re hating the book, but want to push through, go ahead! I feel like we shouldn’t judge people with their decisions!