This is from Billy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
Why would you stop reading a book? Too long, wrong genre, bad language,
not what you expected, or something totally different?
Hmm.. I usually give a book a chance. There were times before that I ended up really frustrated about a book and really thought of not continuing, but I still did. In my entire reading history, I only recall two books that I did not finish. One is Shatter Me. A lot loved the book and when I say “a lot” I mean a great deal really. I’m not saying the book is not good. I really can’t say that since yeah, I didn’t finish it. It would be unfair. I think I’ve read half the book and still didn’t feel the connection. Like I’m not pulled in. A lot has happened and I’m there reading, wondering why I can’t feel anything about the whole stuff. Then, eventually lost interest. Same goes with City of Stairs. See when you’re reading a book, you’ll feel this connection and the need to read more. There were awful books that I’ve read before, but they’ve pulled me right in. Perhaps the reason they’re awful was because of a lame ending or characters. Still. I was pulled. Not the case for those two books that I didn’t finish. No connection at all.
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You make some excellent points. Such a bummer though, because I kid you not, I just placed Shatter Me on my TBR. What do you think it was? The writing style? Hallow character development? Lack of world building?
*Hollow not hallow 😉
To be honest, I can’t remember. I think it’s the writing style. It’s so not for YA. Like it’s so deep with emotions, but definitely confusing. I dunno. Perhaps it’s just me. Who knows? You might like it though.
I try really hard to finish whatever book I start even if I honestly hate it. I’ve only ever put down maybe 5 books without finishing them (one was Fifty Shades).
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I have a hard time giving up on a book but it’s generally do to lack of connection or just little annoyance after little annoyance piled on top of each other.
Connection is really important right? It’s really the pull that would let you continue reading despite annoyance.
I end up not finishing a lot of books. As much as I hate that – I know there are so many amazing books out there, that I don’t want to force myself to read through something I’m not enjoying. I do give at least 40-50 pages.
Brooke at Brooke Blogs
40-50 pages is already a lot. I remember that I’ve stopped reading City of Stairs after 15 pages I think. Lol!
Not continuing is difficult, but sometimes a book just doesn’t work. 🙂
Another good answer as always from you.
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That’s so true. Thanks babe ❤
So surprised to hear you didn’t like Shatter Me, but that just goes to prove that reading is a very subjective business. I didn’t finish White Space but it had so many amazing reviews that said it was terrific. 🙂
Shannon @ The Tale Temptress’ FF
I’m thinking of giving it another chance though. Perhaps I’ll pick it up again someday. Thanks for dropping by ❤
OHMYGOSH, I hated Shatter Me! I have no idea why people like it! It’s 99.9% bad romance and 0.1% world building and character development. Actually, no character development. Nyze, if you love yourself, don’t read Shatter Me!
Okay, that sounded a bit harsh but I can’t help it! Anyway, great post! I haven’t DNFed a book yet but multiple times I wanted to.
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Haha! I can’t say anything about Shatter me since I didn’t finish it, but I think I would agree with no character development. Don’t worry, I’m not planning to read it again anytime soon. Good for you that you’ve finished all your reads. Thanks for dropping by ♥