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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
39,107 members, 940 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
24,884 members, 592 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
11,244 members, 605 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 9.28

4
24,033 members, 710 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.76

5
28,493 members, 223 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
4,309 members, 119 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 8.36

7
10,408 members, 610 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (1), Eritch (2)

Score: 7.36

8
29,176 members, 460 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ymkahn (2), chwiggy (3)

Score: 6.4

9
11,318 members, 221 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (2), dianeham (3)

Score: 6.4

10
27,859 members, 499 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ymkahn (3), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 5.87

11
4,061 members, 226 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 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
4,547 members, 49 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 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
10,363 members, 121 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (2), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 5.31

14
292 members, 7 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 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
2,126 members, 29 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: Eritch (4), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.9

16
9,593 members, 392 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Eritch (5), Cariola (24)

Score: 4.48

17
11,516 members, 448 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Eritch (6), Cariola (33)

Score: 4.23

18
12,188 members, 221 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: dianeham (1)

Score: 4

19
3,228 members, 51 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (1)

Score: 4

20
35,243 members, 471 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
19,793 members, 908 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

22
9,574 members, 353 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (2)

Score: 3.36

23
671 members, 127 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

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

24
181 members, 17 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

Score: 3.36

25
32,082 members, 373 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 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
2,094 members, 128 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 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
899 members, 124 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
268 members, 5 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (3)

Score: 3.04

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

Lists: chgstrom (3)

Score: 3.04

30
11,744 members, 159 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (4)

Score: 2.83

31
6,589 members, 50 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
3,713 members, 103 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Too slow starting for me

33
2,000 members, 27 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
232 members, 11 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (4)

Score: 2.83

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

Lists: dianeham (4)

Score: 2.83

36
80 members, 3 reviews
2.79 stars (2.79 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
72 members, 3 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (4)

Score: 2.83

38
14,066 members, 556 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Cariola (5)

Score: 2.68

39
8,095 members, 137 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: dianeham (5)

Score: 2.68

40
537 members, 36 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (5): too druggy.

41
224 members, 27 reviews
3.26 stars (3.26 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (5)

Score: 2.68

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

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (5)

Score: 2.68

43
6,223 members, 184 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (6)

Score: 2.56

44
5,575 members, 139 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: dianeham (6)

Score: 2.56

45
4,388 members, 122 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (6)

Score: 2.56

46
463 members, 31 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 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
127 members, 3 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: Cariola (6)

Score: 2.56

48
61,111 members, 978 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Eritch (7)

Thumbs down: merrystar, eromsted

Score: 2.46

49
22,452 members, 337 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Got to page 2

50
1,833 members, 60 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: dianeham (7)

Score: 2.46

51
495 members, 20 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Cariola (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

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

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

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (7)

Score: 2.46

53
4,104 members, 272 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (8)

Score: 2.38

54
39 members, 19 reviews
2.15 stars (2.15 stars)

Lists: Cariola (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

Cariola (8): Truly awful.

55
13,190 members, 249 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Eritch (9)

Score: 2.31

56
4,414 members, 45 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

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

57
1,339 members, 14 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (9)

Score: 2.31

58
193 members, 17 reviews
3.15 stars (3.15 stars)

Lists: Cariola (9)

Score: 2.31

59
20,214 members, 356 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

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

Lists: Cariola (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

Cariola (10): Poorly written and melodramatic.

61
77 members, 6 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (10)

Score: 2.25

62
19,973 members, 320 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

63
272 members, 65 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: Cariola (11)

Score: 2.2

64
16,441 members, 244 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

65
1,255 members, 15 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Cariola (12)

Score: 2.15

66
4,257 members, 53 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 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
161 members, 48 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: Cariola (13)

Score: 2.11

68
11,159 members, 85 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

69
5,914 members, 434 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Cariola (14)

Score: 2.07

70
11,163 members, 87 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15)

Score: 2.03

71
397 members, 22 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: Cariola (15)

Score: 2.03

72
35,115 members, 1,040 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1)

Thumbs down: m_island

Score: 2

73
5,720 members, 268 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
12,384 members, 315 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Extremely off-putting.

75
6,990 members, 153 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

76
438 members, 3 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 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, 9 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: Cariola (18)

Score: 1.94

78
2,307 members, 107 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Cariola (19)

Score: 1.92

79
11,752 members, 256 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Cariola (20)

Score: 1.89

80
7,978 members, 187 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
6,230 members, 148 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

82
65 members, 4 reviews
3.1 stars (3.1 stars)

Lists: Cariola (22)

Score: 1.85

83
553 members, 31 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Cariola (23)

Score: 1.83

84
1,252 members, 18 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

85
4,982 members, 57 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Score: 1.79

86
154 members, 5 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Cariola (25)

Score: 1.79

87
3,277 members, 249 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Cariola (26)

Score: 1.77

Explanations:

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

88
9,439 members, 137 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

89
1,838 members, 48 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Cariola (27)

Score: 1.76

90
2,597 members, 26 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Score: 1.74

91
145 members, 17 reviews
3.18 stars (3.18 stars)

Lists: Cariola (28)

Score: 1.74

92
7,477 members, 170 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
41 members, 9 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: Cariola (29)

Score: 1.72

94
1,636 members, 28 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Cariola (30)

Score: 1.71

95
12,252 members, 216 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (31)

Score: 1.7

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

Lists: Cariola (31)

Score: 1.7

97
11,778 members, 98 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

98
2,197 members, 20 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Cariola (32)

Score: 1.68

99
24,317 members, 359 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
18,561 members, 150 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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