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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
38,025 members, 923 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
24,392 members, 575 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
10,529 members, 590 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 9.28

4
23,390 members, 697 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.76

5
27,285 members, 213 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
4,167 members, 113 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 8.36

7
10,047 members, 590 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (1), Eritch (2)

Score: 7.36

8
27,933 members, 436 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ymkahn (2), chwiggy (3)

Score: 6.4

9
10,765 members, 212 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (2), dianeham (3)

Score: 6.4

10
26,925 members, 473 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ymkahn (3), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 5.87

11
3,886 members, 215 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
4,420 members, 49 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

13
10,006 members, 119 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (2), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 5.31

14
134 members, 1 review
3.37 stars (3.37 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
2,075 members, 28 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: Eritch (4), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.9

16
9,317 members, 384 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Eritch (5), Cariola (24)

Score: 4.48

17
11,097 members, 429 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Eritch (6), Cariola (33)

Score: 4.23

18
11,787 members, 216 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: dianeham (1)

Score: 4

19
3,117 members, 50 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (1)

Score: 4

20
34,095 members, 449 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (3), ahef1963 (8)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 3.42

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I liked this one.

21
18,845 members, 878 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

22
9,488 members, 347 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (2)

Score: 3.36

23
658 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
163 members, 15 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

Score: 3.36

25
30,646 members, 359 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
1,903 members, 122 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
897 members, 122 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 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
253 members, 5 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (3)

Score: 3.04

29
41 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (3)

Score: 3.04

30
11,286 members, 154 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (4)

Score: 2.83

31
6,389 members, 52 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
3,613 members, 99 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Too slow starting for me

33
1,920 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
226 members, 10 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (4)

Score: 2.83

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

Lists: dianeham (4)

Score: 2.83

36
77 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
13,705 members, 545 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Cariola (5)

Score: 2.68

39
7,649 members, 119 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: dianeham (5)

Score: 2.68

40
530 members, 35 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (5): too druggy.

41
208 members, 25 reviews
3.27 stars (3.27 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
6,064 members, 174 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (6)

Score: 2.56

44
5,485 members, 134 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: dianeham (6)

Score: 2.56

45
4,250 members, 122 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (6)

Score: 2.56

46
434 members, 29 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 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
124 members, 3 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: Cariola (6)

Score: 2.56

48
59,432 members, 948 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Eritch (7)

Thumbs down: merrystar, eromsted

Score: 2.46

49
21,461 members, 321 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Got to page 2

50
1,787 members, 57 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: dianeham (7)

Score: 2.46

51
471 members, 19 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
265 members, 12 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (7)

Score: 2.46

53
3,659 members, 246 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
12,903 members, 235 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Eritch (9)

Score: 2.31

56
4,151 members, 42 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
1,293 members, 13 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (9)

Score: 2.31

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

Lists: Cariola (9)

Score: 2.31

59
19,419 members, 342 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

60
145 members, 51 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: Cariola (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

Cariola (10): Poorly written and melodramatic.

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

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (10)

Score: 2.25

62
19,213 members, 308 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

63
272 members, 66 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: Cariola (11)

Score: 2.2

64
15,827 members, 242 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

65
1,233 members, 15 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Cariola (12)

Score: 2.15

66
4,074 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
159 members, 47 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: Cariola (13)

Score: 2.11

68
10,513 members, 85 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

69
5,693 members, 428 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Cariola (14)

Score: 2.07

70
10,582 members, 79 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15)

Score: 2.03

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

Lists: Cariola (15)

Score: 2.03

72
33,441 members, 1,012 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1)

Thumbs down: m_island

Score: 2

73
5,355 members, 258 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
11,957 members, 305 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Extremely off-putting.

75
6,705 members, 139 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

76
426 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
183 members, 9 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: Cariola (18)

Score: 1.94

78
2,156 members, 103 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Cariola (19)

Score: 1.92

79
11,452 members, 254 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Cariola (20)

Score: 1.89

80
7,675 members, 178 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
6,019 members, 145 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

82
62 members, 4 reviews
3.16 stars (3.16 stars)

Lists: Cariola (22)

Score: 1.85

83
548 members, 31 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Cariola (23)

Score: 1.83

84
1,240 members, 18 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

85
4,901 members, 55 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Score: 1.79

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

Lists: Cariola (25)

Score: 1.79

87
3,110 members, 244 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Cariola (26)

Score: 1.77

Explanations:

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

88
9,037 members, 129 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

89
1,753 members, 44 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Cariola (27)

Score: 1.76

90
2,482 members, 22 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Score: 1.74

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

Lists: Cariola (28)

Score: 1.74

92
7,115 members, 166 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 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
1,577 members, 25 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Cariola (30)

Score: 1.71

95
11,939 members, 216 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (31)

Score: 1.7

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

Lists: Cariola (31)

Score: 1.7

97
11,225 members, 95 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

98
2,133 members, 17 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Cariola (32)

Score: 1.68

99
23,437 members, 345 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
17,657 members, 143 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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