With each year that passes, I DNF (Did Not Finish) books more and more. I used to be one of those readers who HAD to finish a book, but with my crazy tbr - currently at over 5 years worth of reading and still growing!! - I can't bring myself to keep going with books I'm not enjoying. I read for fun and if I'm not having fun, I'm not going to push myself through because the book "might" end up amazing. It's not worth that.
I should note that my system is a little weird: I only officially mark a book as DNF'd if I started reading AND marked it as "Currently Reading" on Goodreads. If I pick something up and read a page or two and decide "not just now" and don't take it off my TBR, I consider it still on there. If I mark it as Currently Reading but haven't actually started it and decide it's not the right time it goes back on my TBR also. So, if I start reading book, mark it as currently reading but then decide I'm not feeling it there's definitely still a chance it's one I'd go back to. Why I don't just put it back to my TBR and forget about that brief reading time I do not know.
There's still time for a book or ten to be added to this list but for now, here's all the books I gave up on in 2019.
I'm still feeling a lack of motivation for booktube just now. I'm not sure if it's a mental health slump that's causing it or if I'm maybe subconsciously finding stress with keeping up with it all and need to take a step back. Or maybe I've had a crazy two weeks and just need to get myself back into the swing of things and it'll all be ok.
Blogging itself isn't quite so difficult - I can make content without much effort at all and it's not as obvious or as "detrimental" as it would be in video form - so here I am, making a blog post in order to feel somewhat more productive.