Every now and then you start a book and it just doesn’t sit right… something about it feels a little off. It could be the characters, it could be the tone or the way the author feels behind the words. Whatever the reason, you don’t like the book… but what do you do? Do you give up? Do you put the book down and return to it at a later date or do you leave it forever?
I have some serious abandonment issues. There are very few books that I have never finished and it all comes down to a touch of stubbornness. There are many books that I have persevered with and possibly liked by the end and there are many that I have struggled with and hated. I don’t like admitting to defeat! It is disappointing when a book holds so much promise and then… Nothing.
These days, I am getting better at putting a book down when we don’t connect but I still have trouble deciding at what point to give up. How do you do it? At what point do you put the book down? 50 pages? 100 pages? What is your stopping point?
What books have you had to give up on?