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I Can't Finish This Book

Description: Based on the tag "unfinished".

Members: 17 participating members (show all)

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1
36,213 members, 893 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 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
23,333 members, 550 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 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
22,037 members, 676 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.76

4
25,072 members, 194 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 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.

5
3,982 members, 109 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 8.36

6
9,311 members, 576 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (1), Eritch (2)

Score: 7.36

7
9,887 members, 187 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (2), dianeham (3)

Score: 6.4

8
3,571 members, 206 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.

9
4,101 members, 46 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 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

10
9,338 members, 110 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (2), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 5.31

11
9,542 members, 547 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: dianeham (2), ahef1963 (19)

Score: 5.28

12
51 members, 0 reviews
2 stars (2 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.

13
13,903 members, 216 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Eritch (4), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.9

14
8,836 members, 368 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Eritch (5), Cariola (24)

Score: 4.48

15
10,359 members, 408 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Eritch (6), Cariola (33)

Score: 4.23

16
11,073 members, 200 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: dianeham (1)

Score: 4

17
2,920 members, 42 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (1)

Score: 4

18
31,861 members, 419 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.

19
17,353 members, 832 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

20
8,962 members, 338 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (2)

Score: 3.36

21
579 members, 120 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

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

22
140 members, 12 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

Score: 3.36

23
28,137 members, 328 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 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.

24
25,301 members, 393 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (3)

Score: 3.04

25
1,618 members, 109 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 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.

26
783 members, 111 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 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

27
224 members, 5 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (3)

Score: 3.04

28
36 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (3)

Score: 3.04

29
25,330 members, 424 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4)

Score: 2.83

30
10,461 members, 135 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (4)

Score: 2.83

31
5,919 members, 42 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

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

32
3,396 members, 91 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Too slow starting for me

33
1,812 members, 24 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

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

34
215 members, 10 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (4)

Score: 2.83

35
187 members, 12 reviews
3.29 stars (3.29 stars)

Lists: dianeham (4)

Score: 2.83

36
67 members, 3 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (4)

Score: 2.83

37
49 members, 2 reviews
2.9 stars (2.9 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.

38
12,971 members, 514 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Cariola (5)

Score: 2.68

39
6,969 members, 114 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: dianeham (5)

Score: 2.68

40
471 members, 35 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (5): too druggy.

41
177 members, 22 reviews
3.26 stars (3.26 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (5)

Score: 2.68

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

Lists: Corduroy7 (5)

Score: 2.68

43
5,684 members, 162 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (6)

Score: 2.56

44
5,073 members, 123 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: dianeham (6)

Score: 2.56

45
3,987 members, 117 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (6)

Score: 2.56

46
367 members, 29 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 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
115 members, 3 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: Cariola (6)

Score: 2.56

48
55,941 members, 905 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Eritch (7)

Thumbs down: merrystar, eromsted

Score: 2.46

49
19,863 members, 303 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Got to page 2

50
1,662 members, 52 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: dianeham (7)

Score: 2.46

51
420 members, 18 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Cariola (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

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

52
245 members, 12 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (7)

Score: 2.46

53
2,638 members, 184 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (8)

Score: 2.38

54
37 members, 20 reviews
2 stars (2 stars)

Lists: Cariola (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

Cariola (8): Truly awful.

55
12,388 members, 224 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Eritch (9)

Score: 2.31

56
3,427 members, 32 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
1,204 members, 11 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (9)

Score: 2.31

58
175 members, 16 reviews
3.14 stars (3.14 stars)

Lists: Cariola (9)

Score: 2.31

59
18,060 members, 324 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

60
133 members, 52 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: Cariola (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

Cariola (10): Poorly written and melodramatic.

61
49 members, 5 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (10)

Score: 2.25

62
17,932 members, 285 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

63
254 members, 65 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: Cariola (11)

Score: 2.2

64
14,765 members, 224 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

65
1,172 members, 12 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Cariola (12)

Score: 2.15

66
3,717 members, 53 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
154 members, 46 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: Cariola (13)

Score: 2.11

68
9,452 members, 78 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

69
5,362 members, 417 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Cariola (14)

Score: 2.07

70
9,668 members, 67 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15)

Score: 2.03

71
367 members, 21 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: Cariola (15)

Score: 2.03

72
30,319 members, 943 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1)

Thumbs down: m_island

Score: 2

73
4,777 members, 243 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 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
10,783 members, 285 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Extremely off-putting.

75
6,103 members, 126 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

76
388 members, 3 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 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
186 members, 10 reviews
3.09 stars (3.09 stars)

Lists: Cariola (18)

Score: 1.94

78
1,885 members, 85 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Cariola (19)

Score: 1.92

79
10,971 members, 244 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Cariola (20)

Score: 1.89

80
7,077 members, 165 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 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
5,616 members, 138 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

82
56 members, 5 reviews
2.88 stars (2.88 stars)

Lists: Cariola (22)

Score: 1.85

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

Lists: Cariola (23)

Score: 1.83

84
1,147 members, 13 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

85
4,695 members, 50 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Score: 1.79

86
145 members, 5 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Cariola (25)

Score: 1.79

87
2,743 members, 232 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Cariola (26)

Score: 1.77

Explanations:

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

88
8,289 members, 120 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

89
1,594 members, 39 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Cariola (27)

Score: 1.76

90
2,254 members, 20 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Score: 1.74

91
141 members, 19 reviews
3.04 stars (3.04 stars)

Lists: Cariola (28)

Score: 1.74

92
6,398 members, 158 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 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
36 members, 8 reviews
3.28 stars (3.28 stars)

Lists: Cariola (29)

Score: 1.72

94
1,457 members, 21 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Cariola (30)

Score: 1.71

95
11,222 members, 195 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (31)

Score: 1.7

96
122 members, 2 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: Cariola (31)

Score: 1.7

97
10,261 members, 88 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

98
1,943 members, 14 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Cariola (32)

Score: 1.68

99
16,166 members, 121 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 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.

100
22,722 members, 311 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 0.56

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I loved the wacky journey, but I was pre-feminist then. Don't know if I'd get through it now.

ahef1963 (6): Found the sexism in it too trying to keep reading it.

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Started by: ahef1963 (October 2014)

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