Jul 16, 2014

Giving Up on a Book

So, recently I realized that when turning on my Kindle and selecting my session's read, I've been avoiding a book.  I used to hate doing it, but now from time to time I'll put aside a book and put it in the 'couldn't finish' pile. However, I can't help but wonder if I'm giving those books enough of a chance.  I read a third of this one before I selected the next one in my queue. Is that too quick? Or the opposite?  How far do you guys read before you know a book's not for you? And is there any sort of book that you would power through even if it wasn't that interesting?


  1. I have no qualms about abandoning books. If I'm not gripped by the end of the first chapter then chances are the book is not going to be around for long. I too have a folder on my Kindle for those unfinished ones.

  2. I usually push through and finish a book, and sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised. However, just yesterday I did give up on one. I didn't want to, but I just couldn't stand another moment of it. I think - in my entire reading career - that makes around 3 books I've never finished.

  3. I'm still at the point where I keep reading. I just try to get through it as quickly as I can so I can move on. But I'm sure one day I'll start to give up on books. I think the only thing that stops me right now is that I want to be able to post a review on Goodreads that is accurate, because I've read the whole book.