Weekend Reads #91: Books I DNF’d in 2018

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend.

This week’s topic:

Books I DNF’d in 2018

This weekend I’ll discuss the books I did not finish reading in 2018. Some I have given up on totally, while others I’ll revisit at another time. I did a similar post back in 2018 in which I reviewed two of the books included in this post and discussed my stance on not completing a book yet choosing to review or rate them (so I won’t go into all that here). I have quite a few books to mention, so I will give a brief synopsis and quick thoughts on them.

The reason for doing this is that this blog is a record of what I’ve read and I hardly ever mention the books I don’t finish on here, so here are all the ones from 2018.

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Characters of the Year Book Tag | 2018

Yep, I’m doing this again (did it last year) to reflect on the characters I read about in 2018. Characters deserve some love too. After all, they are part of the reasons why we love or hate a story. This tag was created by Amanda, A Brighter Shade of Hope.

Favorite male character of the year

Ahh…no male character stands out as a favorite from the books I read; but from the movies I watched last year, this dude was a fav:

Peter Parker a.k.a Spider-Man from Spider-Man: Homecoming

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I Heart Characters! #14: Playing Catch Up

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Perspective of a Writer to share our love of great characters. Each week, Dani will assign a topic/type of character that we must find examples of in the various media we consume (books, TV shows, movies, comics, podcasts, etc.).

GAH!! I haven’t done one of these since November, right around the time life got too crazy to continue blogging semi-consistently, so now I’m playing catch up. I’m gonna do all the prompts I missed since then in this post and then see if I can select one character who fits them all together. Let’s go!

November 29 topic:

A Redo Character

Use or reuse a prompt from the past

Heeby

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Amy’s Tea Book Tag

“When in doubt, do a book tag.”

— That’s my motto, lol. I haven’t had a chance to draft a post, so I decided to do something quick, i.e. a book tag. 😀

Amy’s Tea Book Tag was created by Amy, a booktuber at From the Dusty Bookshelf. And since it’s now cold, this tag is fitting for this time of year.

Double Bergamot Earl Grey: A robust, deep, intellectual, and flavourful book

I had a very hard time thinking of an answer for this one. I kept thinking that I haven’t read a book that fits all those adjectives at once, but I was overthinking (…I think). Though this is a YA novel, I think it fits this category well:

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

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Down the TBR Hole #9: Not Since August

I haven’t done one of these since August, but here I am with another Down the TBR Hole, a meme created by Lia at Lost in a Story where we decide whether to keep or remove books on our TBR.

The rules for Down the TBR Hole:
  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I’ve switched it up some and will only list the books I plan to remove from my Goodreads TBR. Those with a green Kick Off are ones I’ll probably change my mind on and read at some point.

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I Heart Characters! #13: A Unique Kickass Character I’m Thankful For

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Perspective of a Writer to share our love of great characters. Each week, Dani will assign a topic/type of character that we must find examples of in the various media we consume (books, TV shows, movies, comics, podcasts, etc.).

Since I often skip a week, (this time I skipped three — been busy y’all) I mash the character types Dani assigns into one to create a bonus character type that I include at the end of the post. The title of this post indicates the bonus character type I’ll feature at the end. But for now, here are the topics Dani assigned for November so far.

November 1 topic:

A Unique Character

No prompt will ever fit this character because they are so creative, different, or rare!

Liveship Paragon

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Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag

Things didn’t go according to plan. The plan was to post Halloween-themed book tags in the last few days leading up to Halloween, on which I’d post this Halloween book tag. But though my Halloween began in a spectacular fashion (which, unfortunately, I can’t share the details of), I was so exhausted the night before that I was unable to draft this post. That exhaustion continued through Halloween, so I spent most of the day sleeping, unable to watch any of the scary movies I’d planned to see.

But the day after Halloween is just as good for this tag, so tuck in for Halloween Creatures 2.0.


Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag

This tag has been making the rounds lately. It was created by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward. He reworked the Halloween Creatures Book Tag he created last year to make an updated version with “new creatures, better prompts, and more fun.” I was tagged for this by the Orangutan Librarian.

Witch
A Magical Character or Book

Merlin

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