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I Can't Finish This Book

Description: Based on the tag "unfinished".

Members: 12 participating members (show all)

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1
34,301 members, 866 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
22,207 members, 531 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
20,873 members, 644 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.76

4
3,846 members, 107 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 8.36

5
8,658 members, 556 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Cariola (1), Eritch (2)

Score: 7.36

6
3,063 members, 188 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.

7
3,834 members, 43 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 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

8
8,653 members, 525 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: dianeham (2), ahef1963 (19)

Score: 5.28

9
50 members, 0 reviews
2.25 stars (2.25 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.

10
25,791 members, 303 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Eritch (1), ahef1963 (3)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 5.04

Explanations:

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

11
13,308 members, 203 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Eritch (4), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.9

12
23,106 members, 185 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), ahef1963 (5)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 4.68

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.

13
8,359 members, 350 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Eritch (5), Cariola (24)

Score: 4.48

14
9,459 members, 392 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Eritch (6), Cariola (33)

Score: 4.23

15
27,168 members, 863 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1)

Score: 4

16
10,398 members, 189 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: dianeham (1)

Score: 4

17
29,849 members, 393 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (3), ahef1963 (8)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 3.42

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I liked this one.

18
15,551 members, 762 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

19
484 members, 112 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

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

20
116 members, 11 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

Score: 3.36

21
8,931 members, 166 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: dianeham (3)

Score: 3.04

22
1,284 members, 99 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 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.

23
667 members, 110 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 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

24
23,804 members, 394 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4)

Score: 2.83

25
5,371 members, 35 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.

26
3,169 members, 84 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Too slow starting for me

27
1,702 members, 24 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.

28
167 members, 11 reviews
3.3 stars (3.3 stars)

Lists: dianeham (4)

Score: 2.83

29
65 members, 3 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (4)

Score: 2.83

30
43 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.

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12,189 members, 492 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (5)

Score: 2.68

32
6,439 members, 107 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: dianeham (5)

Score: 2.68

33
409 members, 34 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (5): too druggy.

34
138 members, 23 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (5)

Score: 2.68

35
5,356 members, 151 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (6)

Score: 2.56

36
4,734 members, 114 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: dianeham (6)

Score: 2.56

37
291 members, 28 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 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.

38
109 members, 3 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: Cariola (6)

Score: 2.56

39
52,479 members, 855 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Eritch (7)

Thumbs down: merrystar, eromsted

Score: 2.46

40
18,239 members, 269 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Got to page 2

41
1,540 members, 51 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: dianeham (7)

Score: 2.46

42
361 members, 17 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Cariola (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

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

43
19,665 members, 244 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Eritch (8)

Score: 2.38

44
34 members, 20 reviews
2 stars (2 stars)

Lists: Cariola (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

Cariola (8): Truly awful.

45
11,859 members, 213 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Eritch (9)

Score: 2.31

46
2,997 members, 27 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

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

47
161 members, 16 reviews
3.18 stars (3.18 stars)

Lists: Cariola (9)

Score: 2.31

48
16,865 members, 308 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

49
119 members, 50 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: Cariola (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

Cariola (10): Poorly written and melodramatic.

50
16,861 members, 265 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

51
14,459 members, 263 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

aulsmith (11): Got to page 10. Irving just isn't the right author for me.

52
235 members, 65 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: Cariola (11)

Score: 2.2

53
13,949 members, 216 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

54
1,110 members, 10 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Cariola (12)

Score: 2.15

55
3,395 members, 47 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 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.

56
150 members, 46 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: Cariola (13)

Score: 2.11

57
8,458 members, 69 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

58
4,850 members, 395 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Cariola (14)

Score: 2.07

59
8,845 members, 59 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15)

Score: 2.03

60
348 members, 20 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: Cariola (15)

Score: 2.03

61
4,301 members, 223 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.

62
9,810 members, 253 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Extremely off-putting.

63
5,631 members, 118 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

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8,737 members, 103 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18)

Score: 1.94

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364 members, 3 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 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.

66
173 members, 9 reviews
3.06 stars (3.06 stars)

Lists: Cariola (18)

Score: 1.94

67
1,642 members, 70 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Cariola (19)

Score: 1.92

68
10,536 members, 233 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Cariola (20)

Score: 1.89

69
6,597 members, 155 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!

70
5,249 members, 133 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

71
41 members, 4 reviews
2.95 stars (2.95 stars)

Lists: Cariola (22)

Score: 1.85

72
493 members, 26 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Cariola (23)

Score: 1.83

73
1,092 members, 13 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

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4,537 members, 47 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Score: 1.79

75
135 members, 4 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (25)

Score: 1.79

76
2,332 members, 213 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Cariola (26)

Score: 1.77

Explanations:

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

77
7,545 members, 108 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

78
1,405 members, 36 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Cariola (27)

Score: 1.76

79
2,066 members, 18 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Score: 1.74

80
133 members, 18 reviews
3.13 stars (3.13 stars)

Lists: Cariola (28)

Score: 1.74

81
5,831 members, 149 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.

82
31 members, 7 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: Cariola (29)

Score: 1.72

83
1,337 members, 19 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Cariola (30)

Score: 1.71

84
10,457 members, 177 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (31)

Score: 1.7

85
114 members, 2 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Cariola (31)

Score: 1.7

86
9,430 members, 80 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

87
1,792 members, 12 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Cariola (32)

Score: 1.68

88
15,135 members, 122 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 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.

89
21,552 members, 295 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 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.

90
12,181 members, 141 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 0.56

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): I don't think I got past the first page.

91
8,368 members, 75 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8)

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 0.38

Explanations:

aulsmith (8): Not sure one needs to finish, but sampling from time to time is fun.

92
18,850 members, 301 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 0.31

Explanations:

ahef1963 (9): I keep losing track of who's who, and give up.

93
16,576 members, 232 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (10)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 0.25

Explanations:

aulsmith (10): I tried 5 times and always got bogged down in the side stories.

94
14,000 members, 195 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 0.11

95
55,888 members, 1,152 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Score: 0

96
18,023 members, 266 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Score: 0

97
15,978 members, 347 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Score: 0

98
15,422 members, 269 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Score: 0

99
15,371 members, 156 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Score: 0

100
14,589 members, 261 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Score: 0

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