Do you give up on books?

Right, I’m 26% of the way through The Pact by Jodi Picoult and I am so bored that I just want to give up! I do not give up on books….

I’m currently in a FB discussion with Sarah over at Bytheletterbookreviews about this book and whether or not to give up on it! Come say hello! πŸ™‚

I find it hard to admit defeat when it comes to a book I don’t like, there aren’t many I’ve given up on. Off the top of my head, I can only remember three that I couldn’t finish in recent times. One of these is a book that people RAVE about!!!

Room by Emma Donoghue 

Dave Grohl’s autobiography 

Ha’penny Chance (I’m so terrible I can’t even remember the author, sorry!!!) 

Which leads me to my question, do you or have you ever given up on a book? If so, what was/were they?! 

6 thoughts on “Do you give up on books?

    • I try to persevere with books but this one is just making me question my logic! If it’s not good is it better just to walk away! I’ve already reached my Goodreads challenge target so now I’m just trying to clear the backlog of old books on my kindle! Don’t even get me started on how behind i am on Netgalley! πŸ™‚

  1. I always used to struggle to the end of a book no matter what, but then I started reading ‘on beauty ‘ by zadie smith and could not hack reading on. So I gave up and I read something else instead which turned out to be brilliant. Lesson learned, I now give up if something isn’t working for me (albeit it’s still a rarity). Too many good books, too little time, and reading is supposed to be a pleasure…

  2. Not since” Lord of the rings”, aged 12; will persevere to the bitter end, “women who run with wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estefez…(or similar), took 15 months. Never have 2 on the go at once though. I find I speed up at the end, often takes till mid way before I’m gripped. Currently reading: “possession”,by A.S.Byatt, hard going so far, but fellow readers recommend. Have recently read: “gone girl”;”the girl on the train”+”the sunrise”-Victoria Hislop’s latest, and recommend them all.

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