So, there’s a break in the TTT topics until August, but since I’ve missed so many, I decided to keep going with other topics and maybe some that I missed. Today, lets explore the top ten reasons why I stop reading a book (note that I might pick it up later and finish it or it might be a DNF).
I See the Train Wreck a Mile Away
You know what I mean, right? It’s the feeling you get when you know something awful is going to happen, and you are helpless to stop it. Often, the “thing” that happens is unnecessary to the plot or so very stupid.
Nothing is Happening
I have a very busy life and my ‘reading’ time is somewhat limited, therefore if a book cannot keep my interest, then I just stop reading.
See above. The difference here is that things are happening, but they don’t hold my interest at all.
Not In the Mood
I’m a mood reader and sometimes I try to force myself to read a book just because I have to review it. When I’m not in the mood for a certain type of story I have the hardest time getting into the story, so I just stop reading.
Something Unspeakable Happened
There are some things that I just don’t like to read about, like child abuse or carnage (as in war). If the book is too descriptive about it, I get all anxious about it and stop reading.
It Has Too Many Tropes to Count
True love triangles? Mean girls? Jock bullies? Instalove? I may be able to deal with one of these, but not all or more of them at once!
Too Much Crazy
I Have No Idea What’s Going On
If I read for 20 minutes and I have to back track and re-read to understand what the heck is happening, then it’s time to stop.
The Writing is Not For Me
I try to read different books and genres and be open minded about writing styles, but sometimes the writing is just not for me, especially when it’s confusing or too flowery.
I Have No Time for an Unnecessarily Long Book
The book is loooonnngggg and it’s taking forever to finish it and I can feel every single word dragging the story down…
What are some of the reasons why you stop reading a book? Do we have any in common?
Born in Puerto Rico, hola :), military wife for 22-years, and mother of three boys.I work full time doing something else that I love (sadly I don't get paid for reading!)