Goodreads came up with this nifty little chart on why we abandon reading certain books. It's kind of long so you will have to scroll awhile to see the whole thing. But interesting. And I am all for abandoning a book, if you've spent enough time on it. I'm looking at you The Goldfinch. It got such amazing reviews, and it was awful. As one person on amazon posted, "You'd think The Goldfinch was good if you thought Gone Girl was good." Enough said. That was another crappy book. Don't waste your time on either of them.