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I Can't Finish This Book

Description: Based on the tag "unfinished".

Members: 18 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
37,800 members, 916 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (1), Dilara86 (1), ahef1963 (2)

Score: 11.36

Explanations:

ahef1963 (2): I didn't think I could handle the outcome of having a hungry lion on board, so I quit reading.

2
24,188 members, 570 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Eritch (3), aulsmith (5), Cariola (17), ahef1963 (35)

Score: 9.33

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): I loved the historical parts, but the modern parts left me cold.

3
10,333 members, 580 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ymkahn (1), dianeham (2), ahef1963 (19)

Score: 9.28

4
23,149 members, 687 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), merrystar (3), ahef1963 (29)

Score: 8.76

5
26,978 members, 208 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (1), aulsmith (1), ahef1963 (5)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 8.68

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): It reads more like notes than a novel. I don't think I got past page 20.

ahef1963 (5): I was given a lovely edition of this book by my mother when I was a teenager, but it is more shelf ornament than book I have read.

6
4,166 members, 113 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (2), Cariola (2), ahef1963 (36)

Score: 8.36

7
9,900 members, 589 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (1), Eritch (2)

Score: 7.36

8
27,552 members, 428 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ymkahn (2), chwiggy (3)

Score: 6.4

9
10,636 members, 204 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (2), dianeham (3)

Score: 6.4

10
26,661 members, 463 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ymkahn (3), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 5.87

11
3,856 members, 214 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (1), ahef1963 (30)

Score: 5.71

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (1): I liked the idea of the book, but the book itself was relentless and repetitive. I am glad I read some of it, though. Interesting real life stuff.

12
4,360 members, 45 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), aulsmith (12)

Score: 5.51

Explanations:

aulsmith (12): Since it's not linear, I don't know if it's meant to be finished. I sample it from time to time

13
9,931 members, 118 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (2), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 5.31

14
102 members, 0 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), ahef1963 (23)

Score: 5.19

Explanations:

aulsmith (2): I read the first chapter and found the stuff they borrowed for Star Trek II. I had a friend who wrote three university papers having only read the first chapter.… (more)

ahef1963 (23): Have never read past the first chapter or so, despite several attempts.

15
2,062 members, 28 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Eritch (4), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.9

16
9,308 members, 380 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Eritch (5), Cariola (24)

Score: 4.48

17
11,043 members, 422 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Eritch (6), Cariola (33)

Score: 4.23

18
11,660 members, 212 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: dianeham (1)

Score: 4

19
3,101 members, 48 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (1)

Score: 4

20
33,738 members, 439 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (3), ahef1963 (8)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 3.42

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I liked this one.

21
18,625 members, 867 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

22
9,406 members, 344 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (2)

Score: 3.36

23
647 members, 124 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (2): I just didn't like it.

24
158 members, 15 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

Score: 3.36

25
30,294 members, 348 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Eritch (1), ahef1963 (3)

Thumbs down: m_island, eromsted

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

ahef1963 (3): I've tried multiple times, but I cannot get through it.

26
1,865 members, 119 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (3): endless details without enough heart, although I was interested in finding out what happens next, I finally just gave up.

27
886 members, 119 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: Cariola (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

Cariola (3): Hated this! It started out as a novel about repressed homosexuality in the Victorian era and a bit of a mystery--then BAM

28
247 members, 5 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (3)

Score: 3.04

29
40 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (3)

Score: 3.04

30
11,155 members, 151 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (4)

Score: 2.83

31
6,297 members, 50 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

merrystar (4): This is the only assigned reading I ever didn't finish.

32
3,571 members, 98 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Too slow starting for me

33
1,898 members, 25 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (4): The men were very unattractive and this book was all about the men.

34
225 members, 10 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (4)

Score: 2.83

35
208 members, 13 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: dianeham (4)

Score: 2.83

36
74 members, 3 reviews
2.92 stars (2.92 stars)

Lists: Cariola (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

Cariola (4): Probably the worst, most pretentious pieces of Shakespearean criticism I've ever read. Applies pop psychology to Hamlet.

37
68 members, 3 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (4)

Score: 2.83

38
13,598 members, 538 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Cariola (5)

Score: 2.68

39
7,540 members, 119 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: dianeham (5)

Score: 2.68

40
520 members, 33 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (5): too druggy.

41
205 members, 23 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (5)

Score: 2.68

42
24 members, 1 review
2.67 stars (2.67 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (5)

Score: 2.68

43
5,991 members, 170 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (6)

Score: 2.56

44
5,400 members, 132 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: dianeham (6)

Score: 2.56

45
4,217 members, 121 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (6)

Score: 2.56

46
429 members, 29 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (6): It seemed like it would be an interesting period, but I got bored with it.

47
120 members, 3 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: Cariola (6)

Score: 2.56

48
58,863 members, 936 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Eritch (7)

Thumbs down: merrystar, eromsted

Score: 2.46

49
21,224 members, 310 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Got to page 2

50
1,774 members, 56 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: dianeham (7)

Score: 2.46

51
464 members, 18 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Cariola (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

Cariola (7): As a Kunzru fan, I was SO disappointed!

52
265 members, 12 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (7)

Score: 2.46

53
3,609 members, 233 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (8)

Score: 2.38

54
38 members, 20 reviews
2.15 stars (2.15 stars)

Lists: Cariola (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

Cariola (8): Truly awful.

55
12,833 members, 231 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Eritch (9)

Score: 2.31

56
3,804 members, 35 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

aulsmith (9): Never got through the Iliad, but I loved the Odyssey.

57
1,274 members, 13 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (9)

Score: 2.31

58
188 members, 16 reviews
3.16 stars (3.16 stars)

Lists: Cariola (9)

Score: 2.31

59
19,187 members, 333 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

60
141 members, 52 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: Cariola (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

Cariola (10): Poorly written and melodramatic.

61
63 members, 6 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (10)

Score: 2.25

62
19,009 members, 303 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

63
269 members, 66 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Cariola (11)

Score: 2.2

64
15,620 members, 236 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

65
1,225 members, 14 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Cariola (12)

Score: 2.15

66
4,022 members, 51 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Score: 2.11

Explanations:

aulsmith (13): I was somewhat shocked at the beginning and put it down. Now I've read so much biography, I'm not sure I'd enjoy the original.

67
158 members, 47 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: Cariola (13)

Score: 2.11

68
10,317 members, 84 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

69
5,722 members, 427 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Cariola (14)

Score: 2.07

70
10,460 members, 77 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15)

Score: 2.03

71
381 members, 21 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: Cariola (15)

Score: 2.03

72
32,979 members, 995 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1)

Thumbs down: m_island

Score: 2

73
5,279 members, 256 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Cariola (16)

Score: 2

Explanations:

Cariola (16): I know a lot of readers loved this one; I was just bored to tears.

74
11,708 members, 298 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Extremely off-putting.

75
6,586 members, 137 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

76
414 members, 3 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (18)

Score: 1.94

Explanations:

aulsmith (18): Having read Coriolanus, I'm convinced no one should have to read all of Shakespeare.

77
182 members, 9 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: Cariola (18)

Score: 1.94

78
2,107 members, 96 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Cariola (19)

Score: 1.92

79
11,405 members, 253 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Cariola (20)

Score: 1.89

80
7,577 members, 173 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20)

Score: 1.89

Explanations:

ahef1963 (20): Got lost in all the seafaring language. I don't know port from starboard!

81
5,954 members, 142 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

82
59 members, 4 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: Cariola (22)

Score: 1.85

83
541 members, 28 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Cariola (23)

Score: 1.83

84
1,221 members, 16 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

85
4,869 members, 55 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Score: 1.79

86
150 members, 5 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Cariola (25)

Score: 1.79

87
3,053 members, 241 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Cariola (26)

Score: 1.77

Explanations:

Cariola (26): Just could not get into it.

88
8,914 members, 126 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

89
1,713 members, 43 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Cariola (27)

Score: 1.76

90
2,447 members, 22 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Score: 1.74

91
143 members, 18 reviews
3.12 stars (3.12 stars)

Lists: Cariola (28)

Score: 1.74

92
7,016 members, 166 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Cariola (21), ahef1963 (21)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 1.74

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I thought Kipling gave us a character who was truly multi-cultural and who showed us the good and bad in the cultures he was surrounded with.

ahef1963 (21): Even looked at as a period piece, the racism of this work made it an impossible read for me.

93
38 members, 8 reviews
3.28 stars (3.28 stars)

Lists: Cariola (29)

Score: 1.72

94
1,562 members, 21 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Cariola (30)

Score: 1.71

95
11,773 members, 207 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (31)

Score: 1.7

96
129 members, 2 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Cariola (31)

Score: 1.7

97
11,098 members, 93 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

98
2,094 members, 17 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Cariola (32)

Score: 1.68

99
23,178 members, 340 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (4), ahef1963 (7)

Thumbs down: merrystar, eromsted

Score: 1.29

Explanations:

ahef1963 (7): I want to complete it, as it's my daughter's favourite novel, but it puts me to sleep.

100
17,445 members, 137 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 1.04

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): I never thought of this a book to finish, more like an anthology to sample from as the mood takes you.

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Started by: ahef1963 (October 2014)

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