6 Reason I DNF Books

Okay, I know this is going to be a quite sensitive issue regarding books (I guess?). Practically, I'm going to be talking about - What makes me(or maybe, you) put a stop on reading a book and the reason behind it. Read this with an open mind.

Basically, as I mentioned multiple times here on my blog, DNF is a Did/Do Not Finish reading a book. There are tons of reason why or what makes you stop reading a book which I will emphasize it below. So, without further ado, let's make it through to the point.

Not Your Cup of Tea

The book might be receive love from around the world which every bookworm loving it but when you start to read it, you feel that it isn't your cup of tea. Meaning, there isn't connection between you and the story or characters from the book where I do experience on that. It is a sad truth makes me frustrate of why I couldn't love this book like anyone else? I just don't get it and that leads me to put it under DNF. Sorry but could not feel sorry enough.


Ahhhh! This could enrage anyone. I do encounter few books that feel so bored like heck that I need to put it down and not picking up again. The plot from the start feel so plain which you ain't taste anything from it and you just have to stop. Stop before you going to be mad.

The Plot

It's either too slow or they have a same plot from other books and could be consider predictable. I just have to put a stop on reading it. I can't stand book that have a very slow pace. The feeling of reading a slow book like 'when the heck are you going to meet you other half or when are you going to stand up for yourself' and the list goes on and on. Gosh!

or OR!

No plot at all. It feel like reading a story to no end. I can't find any climax of the story of whatever it supposed to be in there to make it more interesting to read!


The character has make it super extremely cruel - I need to put the book down. I'm sorry I could not continue reading it. It feel so scary and it just...there is not words I could describe about it anymore. Just..stop. That's all I can do. Since, it might could triggered us which doesn't sound good.

Too Many Characters

I have read this one book which have a lot of characters in it has lead me into a confusion. You know, jumping one into another characters and the next chapter into other characters like what?? What are you trying to tell me now? Who is the main character? I just could not figure who. Blergh. DNF it is.

Too Bland

No chemistry between all the characters. It feel off. Its like you are talking without any emotion and might be you hate them that's the reason you don't want to have conversation between you. That's how I felt when reading a book who has an empty feeling and all the characters kind of lazy to talk to each other. 😒

These are my reasons why I need to put the books under DNF.

What about you? Have you ever DNF books? If you do, why you DNF it?


Siqah Hussin said…
Siqah stop baca Heartless sebab reason "not your cup of tea". Hihi. Tapi siqah still pending jugak buku tu as TBR sebab nak jugak tahu kisahnya cuma maybe tak lah eager sangat nak habiskan baca :D

Siqah ada beberapa buku dalam DNF list. Rasa bersalah sebab tak habiskan baca tapi hmm tak boleh paksa diri kan? 😬
Eyqa Zaque said…
I think I have lots of DNF books. Hahaha. But never mentioned it to goodreads so I think that doesnt count as reading. I think I must put DNF shelf just in case.

Most of my dnf cases was the plot too bland and nothing goes with the hype. I be like what exactly this book wanna tell? But that does not meant I influence other to not read the book (as people have differ perspective towards books, some may find it beautiful pieces of art).

So the cases was closed with no raving around. Haha. Only the bookmark was stripped hard from the book.

Ok seriously I think I may just writing a whole blog post about this haha.
rasya said…
I have lots of DNF especially YA genre lol. I couldn't stand the whole YA cliches 'cause some of them ended up focusing more on the romance and how hot the boys are instead of the plot
Suhaiza Suki (CikJaja) said…
the plot! yes, kalau plot buku tu boring seriously terus stop and memang xbaca dah. tp rasa macam teruknnya lahai bli buku baca xhabis.
Mayy Jie said…
So far kalau tak best pun akan cuba habiskan juga novel. tapi kalau buku puisi memang sanggup stop je, rasa buang masa baca puisi level boleh publish kat blog je... Huhuhu.
Nurul Afifah said…
I do! Usually simply because the books bores me and especially if it is such a slow paced one. But to be fair, i'm still trying to read more and I do think I don't have reading passion settled properly into me so I just try to read it slowly and somehow I finishes it.
FatinaMdzfr said…
Siqah! Sama Fatina stop Heartless. Argh! Stress tau. Rasa macam tak boleh nak habiskan tp nanti kah kot habiskan kan hehe 😅

Betul tu! Rasa bersalah tapi tak boleh nk paksa diri jugak kan hehe
FatinaMdzfr said…
Same! I put it under want to read but yeap, I think we need to do a DNF folder in goodreads, so that we know, right? Hihi

True that! Every one has different taste and preferences on books they love/hate hence, same goes to us 😄

I think you should! Hihi
FatinaMdzfr said…
I agree with you. Most YA books are kind of too cliche and very predictable makes it looks kind of blergh
FatinaMdzfr said…
Sangat! Kalau terlampau meleret sampai tak tau apa hujung pangkal dia memang terpaksa stop membaca. Kalau tak nanti kita nanti stress tapi rasa nak tau ending dia tu ada kan huhu
FatinaMdzfr said…
Hehe kan Mai sebab nak tau ending dia cuma nak baca balik tu tak tau bila 😅 Hmm puisi tu kalau macam tak tau nak kata macam mana rasa memang boleh naikkan kemarahan kita
FatinaMdzfr said…
take it slowly, don't rush because book has to make wonder to you, so that you will going to love reading :)
Siqah Hussin said…
Kan kan! Beriya kot beli sebab baca review macam semua cakap best. Tapi tu lah, "not your cup of tea" :D Siqah hold dulu buku tue tapi hehe, dah banyak download ebooks rasa macam x baca je tu 😅
Eeca Shyaa said…
kadang writing style pun boleh buat echa baca setengah je buku tu. idk really know how to explain this but some books tulis ayat seketul2 which is kinda bland gitu lah. nak baca pun takde feeling huhuhu.
rasya said…
please do. haha.
Eyqa Zaque said…
Hehe here the idea go!
Claudia Claudy said…
Lol, Claudy pun stop baca Heartless.but still, claudy nak jugak habiskan baca. :)
Siqah Hussin said…
Please Claudy habiskan baca Hearless. Nanti bagi review :)
FatinaMdzfr said…
Betul tuh! Lagi lagi bila mukadimah dia terlampau panjang which make our sleep mode 'on' huhu
nadiah izzaty said…
Lately ,I have lots of DNF books . Reasons the storyline a little bit slow , not interesting for me, or I just don't understand what the books is all about or maybe this month my reading mood is out . Hahaha