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I Can't Finish This Book

Description: Based on the tag "unfinished".

Members: 18 participating members (show all)

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1
36,773 members, 902 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
23,547 members, 557 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
9,742 members, 555 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 9.28

4
22,414 members, 674 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.76

5
25,626 members, 197 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
4,066 members, 110 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 8.36

7
9,497 members, 582 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (1), Eritch (2)

Score: 7.36

8
26,019 members, 407 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ymkahn (2), chwiggy (3)

Score: 6.4

9
10,047 members, 189 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (2), dianeham (3)

Score: 6.4

10
25,670 members, 437 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ymkahn (3), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 5.87

11
3,630 members, 207 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 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
4,169 members, 47 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 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
9,496 members, 114 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (2), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 5.31

14
52 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.

15
14,008 members, 220 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Eritch (4), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.9

16
8,995 members, 372 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Eritch (5), Cariola (24)

Score: 4.48

17
10,540 members, 411 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Eritch (6), Cariola (33)

Score: 4.23

18
11,229 members, 205 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: dianeham (1)

Score: 4

19
2,955 members, 43 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (1)

Score: 4

20
32,400 members, 427 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
17,745 members, 842 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

22
9,103 members, 341 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (2)

Score: 3.36

23
594 members, 121 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

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

24
145 members, 12 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

Score: 3.36

25
28,837 members, 336 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
1,695 members, 110 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 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
809 members, 112 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 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
233 members, 5 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (3)

Score: 3.04

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

Lists: chgstrom (3)

Score: 3.04

30
10,681 members, 139 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (4)

Score: 2.83

31
5,977 members, 40 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
3,436 members, 95 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Too slow starting for me

33
1,821 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.

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

Lists: Corduroy7 (4)

Score: 2.83

35
198 members, 13 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: dianeham (4)

Score: 2.83

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

Lists: Peace2 (4)

Score: 2.83

37
51 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.

38
13,217 members, 522 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Cariola (5)

Score: 2.68

39
7,128 members, 116 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: dianeham (5)

Score: 2.68

40
479 members, 34 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (5): too druggy.

41
181 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
5,731 members, 165 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (6)

Score: 2.56

44
5,164 members, 127 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: dianeham (6)

Score: 2.56

45
4,026 members, 115 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (6)

Score: 2.56

46
386 members, 29 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 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
118 members, 3 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: Cariola (6)

Score: 2.56

48
56,794 members, 909 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Eritch (7)

Thumbs down: merrystar, eromsted

Score: 2.46

49
20,257 members, 312 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Got to page 2

50
1,695 members, 54 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: dianeham (7)

Score: 2.46

51
438 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
251 members, 12 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (7)

Score: 2.46

53
2,899 members, 206 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 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
12,547 members, 224 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Eritch (9)

Score: 2.31

56
3,531 members, 33 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
1,211 members, 11 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: Corduroy7 (9)

Score: 2.31

58
179 members, 16 reviews
3.13 stars (3.13 stars)

Lists: Cariola (9)

Score: 2.31

59
18,367 members, 325 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

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

Lists: Cariola (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

Cariola (10): Poorly written and melodramatic.

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

Lists: Corduroy7 (10)

Score: 2.25

62
18,196 members, 294 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

63
258 members, 65 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: Cariola (11)

Score: 2.2

64
14,994 members, 225 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

65
1,174 members, 12 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Cariola (12)

Score: 2.15

66
3,799 members, 52 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
155 members, 46 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: Cariola (13)

Score: 2.11

68
9,687 members, 78 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

69
5,419 members, 418 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Cariola (14)

Score: 2.07

70
9,862 members, 69 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15)

Score: 2.03

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

Lists: Cariola (15)

Score: 2.03

72
31,153 members, 961 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1)

Thumbs down: m_island

Score: 2

73
4,963 members, 246 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
10,984 members, 288 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Extremely off-putting.

75
6,240 members, 129 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

76
390 members, 3 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 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
1,933 members, 87 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Cariola (19)

Score: 1.92

79
11,126 members, 245 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Cariola (20)

Score: 1.89

80
7,217 members, 168 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
5,699 members, 139 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

82
56 members, 4 reviews
2.88 stars (2.88 stars)

Lists: Cariola (22)

Score: 1.85

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

Lists: Cariola (23)

Score: 1.83

84
1,166 members, 14 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

85
4,731 members, 50 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Score: 1.79

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

Lists: Cariola (25)

Score: 1.79

87
2,850 members, 237 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Cariola (26)

Score: 1.77

Explanations:

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

88
8,526 members, 120 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

89
1,618 members, 40 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Cariola (27)

Score: 1.76

90
2,302 members, 22 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Score: 1.74

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

Lists: Cariola (28)

Score: 1.74

92
6,607 members, 160 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
1,493 members, 21 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Cariola (30)

Score: 1.71

95
11,376 members, 201 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 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
10,495 members, 85 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

98
1,987 members, 14 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Cariola (32)

Score: 1.68

99
16,547 members, 127 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
22,942 members, 314 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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