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Books You Couldn't Finish

Description: For whatever reason, good, bad or indifferent, you couldn't finish it. Add your abandoned reads. Thumbs down the ones that should be given a second chance.

Members: 40 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
23,508 members, 1,153 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: 2wonderY, merrystar

Score: 2

Explanations:

merrystar (4): I'm possibly too old, but I found the beginning of this unreadable.

2
8,126 members, 118 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: merrystar, fuzzi

Score: 2

Explanations:

fuzzi (3): Despised the characters, why read about people with no redeeming qualities?

3
1,902 members, 57 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda, Bookmarque

Score: 2

Explanations:

Bookmarque (30): HIGHLY speculative. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive.

4
26,591 members, 1,435 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

5
25,298 members, 349 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

6
20,284 members, 918 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

7
14,836 members, 1,060 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: barbharper, ahef1963

Thumbs down: pollux

Score: 1

8
10,881 members, 687 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

9
9,969 members, 423 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

10
9,732 members, 220 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

11
7,406 members, 77 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

13
6,761 members, 50 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 1

Explanations:

merrystar (6): the only assigned book I have ever given up on.

14
5,621 members, 171 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

15
5,478 members, 181 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

16
5,181 members, 47 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

17
4,609 members, 92 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

19
3,957 members, 68 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

20
3,850 members, 73 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

21
3,832 members, 58 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

22
3,768 members, 80 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

23
3,389 members, 211 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

24
3,361 members, 50 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: katie4098

Score: 1

25
3,283 members, 68 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

26
3,235 members, 71 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Cecrow

Score: 1

Explanations:

Cecrow (4): Couldn't find the story or the point.

27
3,145 members, 36 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

Score: 1

28
3,136 members, 40 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie

Score: 1

29
3,098 members, 85 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (19): zzzz

30
2,808 members, 39 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (31): Scenes too long and choked with detail. Quirky for quirky's sake. Couldn't connect w/main character enough to wade through it all.

31
2,772 members, 132 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Diane-bpcb

Score: 1

32
2,679 members, 40 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 1

Explanations:

merrystar (5): Enjoyed the first half, but then it bogged down.

33
2,645 members, 48 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: Diane-bpcb

Score: 1

34
2,575 members, 148 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

35
2,359 members, 57 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (56): Self-aggrandizing asshat. Bad science. Questionable reporting.

36
2,327 members, 41 reviews
3.28 stars (3.28 stars)

Lists: dtw42, ManWithAnAgenda

Thumbs down: pollux

Score: 1

37
2,290 members, 78 reviews
3.28 stars (3.28 stars)

Lists: Jullou

Score: 1

Explanations:

Jullou (1): I love satire and absurdism, rarely don't finish books. But I just couldn't get through this one.

38
2,244 members, 35 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: starbox

Score: 1

39
2,201 members, 205 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

40
2,116 members, 122 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (32): I've liked his other books but this one too brutal, nasty and gross

41
2,111 members, 77 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (17): Repetitive. Boring.

42
2,085 members, 74 reviews
2.88 stars (2.88 stars)

Lists: SimoneA

Score: 1

43
1,929 members, 55 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (34): Too stupid. Too manipulative. Dumb characters. Like every cheap horror movie ever.

44
1,906 members, 38 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Diane-bpcb

Score: 1

46
1,882 members, 55 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: dara85

Score: 1

47
1,839 members, 43 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (54): boring. convoluted. stop it with the two name boy already. Death to the two name boy!

48
1,811 members, 81 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: eclecticdodo

Score: 1

49
1,634 members, 28 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

50
1,557 members, 26 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (5): outdated, 80s vibe to Maris's victimhood, predictable and not well written

51
1,511 members, 28 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 1

Explanations:

merrystar (3): I generally love re-told fairy tales, but I couldn't make it through this one.

53
1,498 members, 35 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: gilroy

Score: 1

Explanations:

gilroy (2): How can one sustain a story when you change points of view every two pages? Just horrible writing

54
1,319 members, 140 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (15): Just couldn't stand the brutality. Why do men do this?

55
1,303 members, 58 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (36): Adam is just too dumb for me to stick with this book.

56
1,242 members, 19 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

Score: 1

57
1,106 members, 66 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (50): stupid woman, stupid premise - as if it would take a year for the accountant to tell her she had no money.

58
1,089 members, 14 reviews
3.19 stars (3.19 stars)

Lists: gilroy

Score: 1

Explanations:

gilroy (3): This came out when the Extended Epic like Wheel of Time was popular. Wheel of Time was bad, this was worse.

59
1,042 members, 34 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (29): Can't write her way out of a wet paper bag. Why do I keep trying?

60
1,014 members, 17 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: gilroy

Score: 1

61
883 members, 33 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: hoddybook

Score: 1

62
805 members, 45 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (7): zzzzzzz

63
778 members, 38 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

64
698 members, 17 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (38): Hateful for hatefulness's sake.

65
670 members, 5 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

66
654 members, 15 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

67
622 members, 14 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Diane-bpcb

Score: 1

Explanations:

Diane-bpcb (2): was this edited?

68
601 members, 9 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

69
540 members, 20 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (35): Too bleak. Dwells on the worst people do to each other. All. The. Time.

70
519 members, 15 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

71
514 members, 24 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: dara85

Score: 1

72
457 members, 32 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (26): In my best Colonel Kurtz voice - the writing, the writing.

73
451 members, 13 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: gilroy

Score: 1

74
440 members, 19 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

75
432 members, 13 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

77
425 members, 20 reviews
3.24 stars (3.24 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (9): Too stupid

78
401 members, 26 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

79
400 members, 30 reviews
2.17 stars (2.17 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

80
390 members, 23 reviews
2.73 stars (2.73 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

81
389 members, 39 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (33): an onslaught of cruelty, sadism, viciousness and violence.

82
378 members, 9 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (23): Too oblique.

83
361 members, 49 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (57): Can't stand the tone of this book. Too snide, too judgmental, too flip.

84
350 members, 20 reviews
2.8 stars (2.8 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (22): Very info-dumpy. Narrator likes the sound of his own voice. Terrible dialog.

85
339 members, 2 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

86
308 members, 31 reviews
3.13 stars (3.13 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (6): These assholes deserve each other, but not my time.

87
290 members, 66 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (41): Too stupid to finish.

88
280 members, 15 reviews
3.23 stars (3.23 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (2): oddly unfocused writing, didn't engage w/protagonist

89
272 members, 17 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (37): So terrible I couldn't finish and returned it to Audible. Protagonist is an idiot among idiots.

90
272 members, 2 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (10): Can't remember anything except that there was incorrect forensic detail.

91
265 members, 18 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

92
252 members, 2 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

93
224 members, 3 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: arrwa

Score: 1

94
214 members, 10 reviews
3.28 stars (3.28 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (3): boring, self-involed, bossy asshole as a "protagonist"

95
172 members, 3 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

96
168 members, 12 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (47): Bored. Didn't like either mother or daughter and since they weren't interesting either, I ditched it. Oh and the boyfriend/father is a misogynist jerk.… (more)

97
166 members, 25 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (16): Desperate name dropping by the author. And it's a romance, which by itself isn't awful, but it's a stupid one.

98
157 members, 13 reviews
2.84 stars (2.84 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

99
151 members, 7 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (46): Boring, full of weird tangents & some awful racism.

100
151 members, 64 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque

Score: 1

Explanations:

Bookmarque (40): So bored by this novel that I can't go on. Made it to the meet cute crap in college. A girl named Story? For real? So bad.

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Started by: sturlington (November 2013)

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