While I wait for things to download - have a brief list of books I DNF’d recently.
- Endgame by Dee Davis. Romantic suspense. The hero is the most insulting alpha male I’ve read in recent months. His respect for the heroine was nonexistent a good 50-100 pages into the story. No thanks.
- Brown Eyed Girl by Mariah Stewart. Another romantic suspense. Maybe it’s just not a genre for me anymore? Anyway, I abandoned this one because the heroine was lying to the hero in a skeevy way, and even if it was for a good cause, that’s the sort of thing that gives me the hives.
- The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. I KNOW, I KNOW. I should turn in my civilized fantasy genre fan card now. (That is, if no one took it away already because I can’t read China Mieville.) It’s not that I hated the book by any stretch of the imagination. The worldbuilding was excellent, and the characters were great, and the whole thing was built around an intriguing political structure … and I was totally bored. It’s one of those books that I was good with while I was actively reading it, but as soon as I had to put it down, the next time I went to pick up my Kindle, I went “… eh, I’m not in the mood,” and just stopped reading at all until I gave myself permission to start another book. Maybe I’ll try again someday. But right now, it’s just not for me.