For as long as I can remember, I haven’t been able to DNF (Do Not Finish) a book to save my life. It doesn’t matter than I’m struggling, even hating the book, I will not put it down until I reach the ending. Why you ask?
I know it’s ridiculous to keep reading a book that I’m not liking when so many other books are on my TBR shelf, but I honestly cannot DNF. The MOST I can do, is put it aside “to read when I’m more in the mood” and I can only do that if I haven’t hit 100 pages yet. But that doesn’t even happen every year. Once I start reading the book, I will finish it. (Especially if I already took my #CurrentlyReading Instagram photo.)
That doesn’t mean that from time to time, I start wondering if it wouldn’t be better to DNF a book, but I always have my reasons to not do it in the end. So what are my (idiotic) reasons to keep reading a book I’m not enjoying?
Reason 1: I just need to get through it and then I can throw it away
Well, if I DNF the book, it just ends up on my TBR shelf again and I would be stuck with it. Staring at me for evermore, laughing at my failure. If I finish it and actually end up hating it, I can throw it out without hesitation. So yeah, let’s just get on with it and finish the damn thing.
Reason 2: This book couldn’t disappoint me that much right?
I don’t just put any book on my TBR list and it can’t possibly be the case that the book is going to disappoint me right? The ending MUST be better, I’m sure. I’ll just need to stick to the story and everything will turn around, I’m sure.
Reason 3: See?! That other book turned out amazing in the end, so this one will too!
I pushed myself to finish that other book last month and it indeed turned around and ended up being amazing. This book will do the same thing, you’ll see. I just need to keep reading.
Do you DNF books? Why (not)? Let me know in the comments!