July 9, 2024

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TTT- The Last Ten Books I DNF’d Or Books That Received Salty Reviews

Top Ten Tuesday- The Last Ten Books I DNFd

Oh, come on. You had to know I would be a part of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. It is right up my alley 🤣. And, of course, I have a twist on it. I’m doing the last ten books I DNFd or books I read and wrote salty reviews. I thought it would be more fun this way. Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”

1) Death In Fine Condition By Andrew Cartmel- DNFd

What can I say here? I don’t remember a whole lot. But then again, I don’t remember much from books I love. So, there’s that. I do remember the plot dragging and the characters being flat.

2) How Can I Help You By Laura Sims- DNFd

Books Reading

This is one of a few Can’t Wait Wednesdays that utterly flopped on me.

3) A Likeable Woman By May Cobb- Salty – Salty Review

Review and Summary

Another Can’t-Wait Wednesday blew up on me. Plus, I really love May Cobb. Insult to injury. Review linked above.

4) Speak of the Devil by Rose Wilding-DNFd

I don’t even think I made it through 10% of this book. The characters were just awful, and it was hard to follow.

5) Killingly by Katherine Beutner- DNFd

If Killingly were any slower, it would have been a slug.

6/7) The Quiet Tenant by Clemence Michallonand and Cutting Teeth by Chandler Baker- Salty Review

Clemence Michallon and Chandler Baker

Two for the price of one. Mini-Reviews linked above.

8) The Good Family By Matt Goldman- A Review


In which case, a book is so bland I couldn’t even be salty. That would give it flavor, and there was no flavor or salt on the table.

9) With My Little Eye by Joshilyn Jackson- A Salty ReviewJoshilyn Jackson

Review linked above. I love Joshilyn Jackson but this book? Lord, give me strength.

10) Drowning By T.J. Newman- Salty Review


Last and certainly least… Drowning By TJ Newman

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