Top Ten Tuesday – The last 10 books I abandoned📚

Hello everyone, back again on another Tuesday, which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, it’s a weekly post born out of the want to bring us bookish people together (and those of us that love a good list) when you’re done here be sure to check out Jana’s blog to find loads of other people taking part.

This weeks topic is the last 10 books that I abandoned, I’m going to go back through my blog and see if I can find them!

1 – The Night Vanishing by Dick Wybrow

2 – Shade of Night by Stephen R Deppermann

3 – Third Child: A Psychological Thriller by Kate Mitchell

4 – The Paris Mysteries by Edgar Allen Poe

5 – The Righteous Men by Sam Bourne

6 – Murder at the Fitzwilliam by Jim Eldridge

And there we have the 6 books that I have DNFR across the last few months to a year! Until I started this blog I didn’t really keep a track of books I didn’t finish reading, and for once there are no draft reviews to be published that I didn’t complete for whatever reason – WOOP GO MEEEEE!

Anyway, let me know if you’re taking part in TTT and I will come check out your post.

Em xxx

Shade of Night, Stephen R Deppermann – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! Today (if you hadn’t guessed from the title) I’m reviewing Shade of Night by Stephen R Deppermann – this was published on the 13th July 2019 and be purchased here on Amazon.

I received an ARC from NetGalley in return for an honest review both on NetGalley and my blog. 

Overall rating – 2 out of 5 stars.

Let me preface this review by saying this is a DNFR situation! I really struggled to get into this book, I found it too complicated and like the storyline wasn’t really making sense to me.

According to my Kindle, I was 31% of the way through (so I gave it a good go!) but it felt like so much more had been crammed into those pages and that it was rushed. Too much happened in that space of time, but at the same time, it felt like it was dragging to reach a climax.

I actually found the concept really interesting, almost a bit Dan Brown-y in a way that it was addressing things hidden just out of the public eye by the Government, and I do think it would be a really good book, but there were just too many different aspects, and too many characters to keep up with. 

I’ll try and give this book another go later on, but I really feel it just isn’t for me.

Have you read Shade of Night? Let me know if you have and what you thought! Em xxx

[Discussion Post] 📚What do you do with your DNFR?📚


Good afternoon! Today I want to know what do you do with your DNFR? 

I try my very hardest to complete a book, even if I am really struggling to read it, but sometimes you just have to give up, for your own sake. Recently, I attempted to read two books, The Righteous Men, Sam Bourne – A review. [SPOILERS] and Murder at the Fitzwilliam, Jim Eldridge – A Review [SPOILERS] both of which I could not finish.

I reviewed them, based on what I had read of the book and then why I couldn’t finish it (I believe in publishing a review even if you thought the book was utter crap, but that’s another post!) and then I’m going to give these two books to the charity shop. Let someone else have a read, they might enjoy them!

What do you do with your DNFR? Let me know in the comments. Em xx