Hello friends! I wanted to make this quick post as I have recently decided that I will be DNFing more books in an effort to read books that I will enjoy and to cut down my TBR, as well as to make room for new releases and other books I want to get to. I have a lot of books that have been on my shelf for years now and have yet to touch them due to loss of interest or other books being prioritised instead.
Anyways, here are the conditions I’m setting myself before I DNF/unhaul a book:
- 75-100 pages should be read before the decision is made, depending on the length of the book (say for a 300-400 page book, I should read around 90-100 pages of it before deciding.)
- If the book is making me feel uninterested, don’t continue, because it’ll most likely end up with me hating it and falling into a slump. Plus my review would be just me ranting about how much I disliked it and no one wants to sit through that ahaha
- If the book is from a genre I’m not familiar with, give it two chapters before deciding if the book is for me.
- If the book’s synopsis no longer interests me, unhaul it. My library may have it if I ever want to read it. No need to keep a book on my shelf for it to collect dust, when it can find a good home.
- LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO SIT THROUGH A BOOK YOU DON’T LIKE!! DON’T LET OTHER PEOPLE’S OPINIONS DICTATE WHETHER OR NOT YOU SHOULD DNF A BOOK.
Anyways, that’s all for today. I just wanted to write up this post, as a reminder to myself that I should follow these rules that I’ve set up for myself. As mentioned in my 2018 Wrap Up & 2019 Goals post, I want to cut my TBR down to approximately 25 books (currently at 52 books)
What do you think DNFing books? Will you be doing this this year? Do you have any other tips for me to help decide whether I should continue a book or not?