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I Can't Finish This Book

Description: Based on the tag "unfinished".

Members: 19 participating members (show all)

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1
40,516 members, 966 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
12,093 members, 619 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 9.28

3
29,017 members, 521 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Charon07 (3), ymkahn (3), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 8.91

4
30,263 members, 236 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.

5
4,221 members, 119 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 8.36

6
10,894 members, 627 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (1), Eritch (2)

Score: 7.36

7
25,749 members, 607 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Eritch (3), aulsmith (5), Cariola (17), ahef1963 (35)

Thumbs down: Charon07

Score: 7.33

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): I loved the historical parts, but the modern parts left me cold.

8
33,964 members, 391 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Charon07 (1), Eritch (1), ahef1963 (3)

Thumbs down: m_island, eromsted

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

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

9
24,987 members, 729 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Charon07

Score: 6.76

10
31,049 members, 488 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ymkahn (2), chwiggy (3)

Score: 6.4

11
11,925 members, 229 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (2), dianeham (3)

Score: 6.4

12
4,344 members, 239 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.

13
4,782 members, 53 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

14
10,815 members, 128 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (2), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 5.31

15
12,225 members, 266 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Charon07 (2), Cariola (20)

Score: 5.26

16
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.

17
2,204 members, 29 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: Eritch (4), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.9

18
12,686 members, 230 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: dianeham (1)

Score: 4

19
3,398 members, 54 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (1)

Score: 4

20
21,018 members, 927 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

21
9,891 members, 357 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (2)

Score: 3.36

22
705 members, 127 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

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

23
194 members, 18 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

Score: 3.36

24
2,327 members, 138 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.

25
939 members, 127 reviews
3.3 stars (3.3 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

26
288 members, 5 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (3)

Score: 3.04

27
54 members, 0 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (3)

Score: 3.04

28
12,290 members, 168 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (4)

Score: 2.83

29
6,952 members, 52 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

merrystar (4): This is the only assigned reading I ever didn't finish.

30
2,096 members, 30 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.

31
248 members, 10 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (4)

Score: 2.83

32
244 members, 13 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: dianeham (4)

Score: 2.83

33
79 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.

34
78 members, 3 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (4)

Score: 2.83

35
14,563 members, 569 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Cariola (5)

Score: 2.68

36
8,601 members, 152 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: dianeham (5)

Score: 2.68

37
580 members, 37 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (5): too druggy.

38
243 members, 29 reviews
3.3 stars (3.3 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (5)

Score: 2.68

39
30 members, 1 review
2.67 stars (2.67 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (5)

Score: 2.68

40
6,518 members, 193 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (6)

Score: 2.56

41
5,854 members, 145 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: dianeham (6)

Score: 2.56

42
4,567 members, 127 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (6)

Score: 2.56

43
505 members, 29 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 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.

44
137 members, 3 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: Cariola (6)

Score: 2.56

45
9,913 members, 397 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Eritch (5), Cariola (24)

Thumbs down: Charon07

Score: 2.48

46
63,683 members, 1,017 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Eritch (7)

Thumbs down: merrystar, eromsted

Score: 2.46

47
23,671 members, 349 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Got to page 2

48
1,923 members, 62 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: dianeham (7)

Score: 2.46

49
522 members, 22 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Cariola (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

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

50
291 members, 12 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (7)

Score: 2.46

51
4,896 members, 297 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (8)

Score: 2.38

52
39 members, 19 reviews
2.15 stars (2.15 stars)

Lists: Cariola (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

Cariola (8): Truly awful.

53
13,661 members, 252 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Eritch (9)

Score: 2.31

54
4,796 members, 47 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

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

55
1,409 members, 17 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (9)

Score: 2.31

56
209 members, 17 reviews
3.14 stars (3.14 stars)

Lists: Cariola (9)

Score: 2.31

57
21,198 members, 375 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

58
156 members, 51 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: Cariola (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

Cariola (10): Poorly written and melodramatic.

59
87 members, 6 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (10)

Score: 2.25

60
12,078 members, 458 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Eritch (6), Cariola (33)

Thumbs down: Charon07

Score: 2.23

61
20,980 members, 340 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

62
284 members, 65 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: Cariola (11)

Score: 2.2

63
17,220 members, 260 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

64
1,292 members, 17 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Cariola (12)

Score: 2.15

65
4,312 members, 51 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.

66
164 members, 48 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: Cariola (13)

Score: 2.11

67
11,989 members, 97 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

68
6,305 members, 445 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Cariola (14)

Score: 2.07

69
11,873 members, 91 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15)

Score: 2.03

70
414 members, 23 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: Cariola (15)

Score: 2.03

71
37,306 members, 1,074 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1)

Thumbs down: m_island

Score: 2

72
6,081 members, 280 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.

73
13,234 members, 338 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Extremely off-putting.

74
7,491 members, 163 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

75
473 members, 4 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 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.

76
193 members, 9 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: Cariola (18)

Score: 1.94

77
2,537 members, 113 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Cariola (19)

Score: 1.92

78
8,437 members, 198 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!

79
6,540 members, 156 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

80
72 members, 5 reviews
3.21 stars (3.21 stars)

Lists: Cariola (22)

Score: 1.85

81
567 members, 31 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Cariola (23)

Score: 1.83

82
1,287 members, 18 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

83
5,099 members, 58 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Score: 1.79

84
156 members, 5 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Cariola (25)

Score: 1.79

85
3,508 members, 261 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Cariola (26)

Score: 1.77

Explanations:

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

86
10,085 members, 144 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

87
1,941 members, 50 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Cariola (27)

Score: 1.76

88
2,718 members, 25 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Score: 1.74

89
151 members, 17 reviews
3.18 stars (3.18 stars)

Lists: Cariola (28)

Score: 1.74

90
8,001 members, 183 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 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.

91
41 members, 9 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: Cariola (29)

Score: 1.72

92
1,732 members, 30 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Cariola (30)

Score: 1.71

93
12,761 members, 229 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (31)

Score: 1.7

94
140 members, 2 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Cariola (31)

Score: 1.7

95
12,511 members, 104 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

96
2,330 members, 22 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (32)

Score: 1.68

97
36,691 members, 491 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (3), ahef1963 (8)

Thumbs down: Charon07, aulsmith

Score: 1.42

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I liked this one.

98
25,512 members, 376 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.

99
19,643 members, 155 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.

100
3,846 members, 107 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Thumbs down: Charon07

Score: 0.83

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Too slow starting for me

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