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The Purple Book Monster

I love to read books on the side as a hobby. I don't really review much, but I want to try. I'm a bit scared of it, but hopefully I will improve as I go.

Currently reading

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Mary Roach
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee, Lee Fahnestock
Adulthood Rites
Octavia E. Butler
The Hangman's Daughter
Lee Chadeayne, Oliver Pötzsch
Clockwork Princess
Cassandra Clare
Falling Kingdoms
Morgan Rhodes, Michelle Rowen
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
George R.R. Martin
Fearscape (Horrorscape, #1)
Nenia Campbell
Progress: 26 %
Fool Moon (Dresden Files Series #2)
Fight Club: A Novel

Reference: # of Pages Before I Will DNF A Book

This post is mainly for helping me to decide whether a DNF (did not finish) book will count toward my yearly books read or not. If I do not hit the minimum, then it can't be added to any reading challenges I undertake currently or in the future.


  • Under 200 Pages: Varies (Divide # of pages by 2 for minimum)
  • 200-225 pages: 100 pages minimum
  • 226-250 pages: 125 pages minimum
  • 251-299 pages: 140 pages minimum
  • 300+ pages: 150 minimum

Reminder: You do not have to finish a book if you can't get into it. No reason to waste time on a book you don't want to read.