This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:
Books I recently Did Not Finish (DNF)
The Adventures of Barry & Joe – Adam Reid
I really wanted to like this one – and I did, parts of it. I guess I thought this was a comic, and while parts of it was, there was a lot of text-only pages that didn’t feel as strong (or as interesting). Which is a pity, because look at that cover! It promises so much.
The Sweetest Fruits by Monique Truong
It is with great sadness that I add this book to my DNF list. And it is entirely the fault of the pandemic. Yup, I went there. I had borrowed this before the shelter-in-place and I gave it a try. I really did, especially since I LOVED Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth (my review). But my reading mood has changed. In the early days of the shelter-in-place, I was fraught with anxiety, didn’t read much. And as I slowly got back into reading, it was comic books and graphic novels, also some romance and YA. I haven’t delved back into this book yet – the library is closed until an unknown date, and library book due dates have been extended until July. So who knows, I might pick this book up again and give it another try. I have high hopes for it, as I think that Truong writes beautifully. But for now, it is a DNRS (Did Not Really Start).