Like a lot of people, I have quite a few DNF'd books. Some I don't finish because they are actually terrible and I'm never going to pick it up ever again, and chances are they are already in a box ready to donate to a local charity shop. But then I have books that I put down because I get sidetracked with other books, or university, or binge watching that TV series I've seen a million times.
I'm pretty sure there are several books on my bookshelf that still have bookmarks in them from where I failed to continue reading.
But this year, I'm planning on fixing that, and finishing some of the books I DNF'd, that I'm still really interested in. I also have some books that I'm wanting to reread for various reasons, and so have added them to the list.
So in no particular order, I give you seven books that I'm planning on finishing or rereading this year :)
Legacy Of Kings by Eleanor Herman
I was so excited to get my hands on this book in September last year, and started it in October. At this time, I was trying to read other books at the same time, and so Legacy of Kings slowly slid to the side-lines.
The book was really enjoyable, and I think I got to about 100 pages in, but it wasn't holding my interests compared to other books I was reading. One reason is because the story is told through a variety of perspectives, and I was enjoying some perspectives more than others.
But I definitely want to get back into this book, especially since the next book in the series in coming out this year.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Now, a lot of people are divided over this book, saying it's not that good and that Rowling's Robert Galbraith books are better, but I want to read this book for myself and make my own opinions.
I think I preordered this book, and started reading it just after it came out. Yes, it was drastically different to what we'd grown to love in Harry Potter, but it was still very Rowling-esque. I got about 55 pages in, and for some reason stopped reading. I don't know why, but the book has been sitting on my bookshelf ever since, waiting to be picked back up again.
I've even avoided watching the TV adaptation that came out in 2013 because I wanted to read the book first. So this year I am determined to pick it up again and find out what happens and then I'll marathon the mini-series.
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Now, I only just read this book back in October, with the trailer just landing, I feel like now is the time to reread the book, and then continue on with the series, in the hopes that I finish all three books by the time I see the movie.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, so I'm very excited to reread it at some point soon. If it weren't for having books to read for university, I'd actually have already started it, because the trailer for the movie is fabulous!
You can read my original review here, and see my thoughts on the trailer here.
Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
This is another book that I read this year, and it was amazing. Just it's awesomeness alone has me wanting to reread it because it was such a beautiful book.
With it being the first book in a companion series, and the next book coming out this year, I felt like I needed to reread this book so that I can refresh myself with the characters who are the focus of the second book.
I loved this book so much, so I'm hoping the second book is just as great, but even it it's not, at least I'll have read this first book again.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I've seen that you either love this book/series or you hate it, and to be honest, I was having trouble getting into the story and Tahereh's writing style, which resulted in my turning to other books I'd started at the time.
Don't get me wrong, I was enjoying the overall concept of the book, I just couldn't get into how the story was being told, and it was hindering my reading experience.
Having said that, I do want to give it another go, as I was about halfway through when I put it down. I know a lot of people love this book and series, and I at least what to have finished the first book before giving my full opinion on it.
Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
I LOVED the Trylle Trilogy, and was so excited to see that Amanda was releasing a spin-off series, but set in a different part of the world. I reread the Trylle trilogy and dove straight into this book.
Now, I was really enjoying this book, especially since I had just finished the original trilogy, and it was great to continue being in this world. Yes, it did have a different feel to it compared to the first trilogy, but the story was really interesting and I was excited to see where it was going to go.
And then I stopped reading it. I don't know why, but I put it down and have just never picked it up since. I was about halfway through and the plot was getting interesting, but I still didn't continue reading it.
I feel like I might have been reading another book at the time, or I got busy, but for whatever reason, this book has been sitting on my shelf waiting to be read again. I just need to get back into this book and finish the trilogy, because I love this world and Amanda Hocking's writing.
Fallen by Lauren Kate
If you've been around this blog or my Booktube channel for a while, you will have heard me talk about rereading Fallen - I know, I still haven't gotten around to it yet!
I read Fallen like six years ago, and really loved it. At the time, I did start on the second book, but I then started reading about six books at once, and they all fell in a hole. Since then, I've told myself that I need to reread Fallen and continue the series, and yet it still hasn't happened.
Even when it was announced there would be a movie, I still never picked up the book again. But this year it's different. We've now been told the movie will be out in September, so I'm determined to reread Fallen, and start on the rest of the series.
My only worry is that I won't like the book like I did all those years ago...
So, they are seven books that I'm determined to finish or reread this year - I'M GOING TO DO IT!
Let me know if there are any books you've DNF'd but you want to finish, or if there are any books you want to reread.
See You Soon!