Another Friday! This week has been an interesting one for me, reading-wise. I did something that I haven't done in a really long time, and it's sort of hitting me weird every time I think about it.
I DNF'd a book.
In general, I'm the type of person who will gut it out through the end of just about anything, just to say that I finished. The last time I DNF'd a book was in college, and that hardly counts because it was an assigned book, a classic, and I tend to take issue with the classics. (Don't yell at me, it's just how I feel.) This book had a lot of potential, but I wasn't enjoying it. And I'm starting to learn that it's not worth sticking with a book that I'm not enjoying.
So I didn't finish Everything Belongs to Us. I mentioned it last week. It sounded good--two women in South Korea in 1978. I heard on the All the Books podcast that it was excellent. But I couldn't get into it. The characters were falling flat. I wasn't piecing the story together.
I wanted to read something else.
Since then, I've been reading The Hate U Give, and it's reminding me of why I love reading so much. If you want a powerful story, this is it. I honestly believe that literally everyone should read it. I'm close to the end now, and I'm hoping I'll finish tonight.
After that, I'm on to a couple of galleys I have waiting for me on my Kindle from NetGalley--Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon; The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco; and The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott. All of those books were released this past Tuesday, so I've got to start digging in again! I've got good stories ahead of me.