What Makes a Book Not Worth Finishing?

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Is it that you don’t connect to the characters, or that the writing is weak? Maybe there’s one too many typos or the plot seems implausible.

Goodreads has created an infographic about the most abandoned books (Fifty Shades of Grey is among them) and the reasons for their abandonment based on the book reviews left on their website.

It’s a brief but interesting look into the mind of a reader ready to split.


Abigail Bereola is the Feature Books Editor for The Rumpus. She aims to be a socially conscious creative. On Twitter, @sherarelytweets. More from this author →