It is difficult for me to give up on a book. I've read many that I should have quit on far before reaching the end. But I've decided life is too short to be held hostage by a bad book. I'm giving myself permission to put them down.
This is my list:
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
I read more of this one than I should have. Just not interesting. I thought I'd get some great recommendations, but I'll never read what they read.
I Shall Be Near To You by Erin Lindsay McCabe
This is one I will more likely than not return to. I've enjoyed what I've read, probably about 1/4 to 1/3 of the book, but I'm thinking the timing is just not right.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Started as a book club selection I just couldn't get into it. Dull and boring. The one person who did read it felt it was a waste of time.
Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller
I won this book on Goodreads.com and it wasn't bad. I think it may have been another timing thing. I just got to a point where I put it down and never went back to it.
Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman
I can't say why I didn't finish this one. I am sure I was at least 80% through it and then just stopped. I doubt I'll ever go back to it.