DNF&Y is a feature hosted by Lindsi at Do You Dog-ear? According to Lindsi, "DNF&Y is used to explain why I gave up on certain books, and what about them just didn't work for me. What I disliked about a book might be something you love, so it helps to share your thoughts even when they're negative!" Since I tend to DNF quite a bit, I thought it would be fun to participate!
More Than Words by Jill Santopolo (2019)
More Than Words tells the story of a woman named Nina as she tries to figure out what she wants from her life and how it relates to the three most important men in her life - her father, her boyfriend, and her boss.
I got about 50 pages in before I started skipping around just to see where the story was going. It was feeling predictable, and from what I could tell, I wasn't wrong. The short chapters made the story feel choppy, and Nina came across as kind of a "poor little rich girl." I couldn't relate to any of the other characters, either.
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books by Edward Wilson-Lee (2019)
So apparently the illegitimate son of Christopher Columbus had a dream to amass a personal library of everything ever printed. I was super-intrigued by this nonfiction book and it's almost not fair for me to include this book as a DNF since I quit so early. I rapidly lost interest during the first chapter and found myself skimming almost immediately. It was more about Columbus than his son and seemed to be a little scattered. It could just be a matter of bad timing on my part and I just wasn't in the mood for this book at the time.
Have you DNFed any books lately?