What Stops Me From Finishing A Book

Books have and will always be a part of my life. They take me out of the real world when I’m either bored or need distracting and take me on a journey. The journey could be dramatic, funny, romantic or all of the above. I can easily sit down and read a book for hours on end because that’s just how I am with a good book. However there are times when finishing a book is difficult. It does happen! Readers aren’t perfect and there are always going to be a bunch of books that don’t click with you. It doesn’t mean that the book itself is bad but just not connecting with you.

What stops me from a book, I hear you ask?

I’ll be honest with you…I’m not entirely myself! *snicker* It’s more of a feeling or my attention drifting every time I try to carry on with the book.

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A lot of book bloggers and booktubers seem to call not finishing a book ‘DNF’ or ‘Did Not Finish’. I do feel sad that I don’t finish a book because I feel like I’m being rude to that author and the work they put into writing. However I tell myself that there is no point forcing myself to read something that isn’t clicking with me. I don’t want to end up killing off my reading time completely so, if I don’t finish, then I put to the side to take back or to take to charity shops!

My reason for stopping isn’t always the book!

It could easily be that my mental health is being mean and not wanting me to escape or I’m coming down with something.


Character development is a big thing for me as a reader! I love to see where a character starts at the beginning of the book and whether they’ve changed for the better or the worse. If they just stay the same or make zero sense, the book loses me. I can cope if it’s just one character because you have others to make up for it but there have been a couple that everyone sucked! Haha!


Books aren’t always known for having realistic plots! Look at Lord of the Rings or any fantasy/sci-fi novels! I love it when I can forget about the real world and disappear to a place of magic or something fun like that. It’s when the plot ends up going either way too quick, tries to cram too much or reads like a bad fanfiction.

I’m picky when it comes to plot! I don’t want to be confused!! I’m like that in normal life! I’m going to name a name and say that I found this with A Curse So Dark And Lovely’ by Brigid Kemmerer. I know that a lot of people love this book but I couldn’t finish it. Too much was happening and I couldn’t

I don’t stop reading a book straight away. I do try to give it a really good chance! I read 300 pages of A Curse and I couldn’t make myself carry on any further. If you did love, then yay and I hope you love the sequel when it comes out! I do love Brigid as an author so can’t wait to see what other books she has away from Cursebreakers!

What stops you from finishing a book?

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