I am very happy to see a topic like this generating, as this is why I felt inspired to create my List entitled: Stories Seeking Love from Readers! It's been housed here on Riffle for over a year -- reason being!? There are some books I meet as a book blogger which simply did not appeal to me as much as I hoped they might have when I requested them.
I wanted to find a way to continue the conversation - I felt the best route was to create a list of stories that simply did not sit well with me, but perhaps would appeal to other readers!? I took it a step further by adding the link to my Story Vault of Reviews, so that Rifflers & others who find this list (as I do promote it via my blog & Twitter) would see why I didn't enjoy the story. Perhaps what did not work for me, would work for someone else!? I'm all about helping readers find stories but sometimes, we have to be honest with ourselves about realising -- not every story is going to be one of our most beloved reads.
Outside of reviewing books, I am not listing the stories I meet through my local library and/or are on my personal library shelves; I strictly limited this list as an outreach as a book blogger who was hoping readers might visit me one day - even leaving me a comment on one of the stories, that differs with my own reactions - not only moving the conversation forward, but letting me know how their impression was different from my own. I love healthy conversations on my blog, in other words!
IF we could have the option to mark those stories "Unfinished" that would be brilliant!