There are times you like a book, and your friend finds the same book a disaster. Has happened with all of us! At times we pick a book up and leave it unfinished. May be because the book didn’t fulfil our expectations, or it’s slow, or boring, or badly edited.
I abandon books mostly because the author kills my favourite character. It leaves me emotionally crippled. No, I’m not being melodramatic. However, there are books that I leave bookmarked only to be picked up and read years later.
What makes one put down a book? Ever wondered?
According to a survey on Goodreads, the reasons that made readers put a book down were:
- Weak writing
- Bad editing
- Inappropriate content
- Silly plot
- Slow beginning
- Different expectations
As per Goodreads, Top 5 abandoned (added to shelves but left incomplete) classics are:
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring by JRR Tolkien
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Since life is too short to read a bad book, don’t force yourself to finish a book. As the saying goes, “So many books, so little time.” Better put it down and buy another exciting title at great discounts from www.bookadda.com.
In case, you are looking for recommendations…share with us the kind of book you would like to read/genre…and we’d suggest you the unputdownables.
Have you read any of these classics? Which titles did you abandon or the one’s you didn’t put down but should have? Warn us about them.