Are you someone who always finishes a book when you start it? Or are you prone to stopping midway through and never finishing?
Depending on which category of reader you fall into, you may or may not have a hard time finding a book to meet this requirement.
Personally, I often will finish a book once I start it, even if I don’t like it. I will persevere through the end, hoping that my opinion will improve as I get closer to the end. (That almost never happens, but I can’t bring myself to stop.) But I’ve had other people tell me they have a general rule of thumb they use if they’re not enjoying a book–like waiting for the first 100 pages and then making a decision. But I can’t do that because my curiosity usually overrules my good sense and then I read so far in that I feel like I might as well just go ahead and read to the end.
I do have less of a masochist streak about it than my brother, though, who once he starts a series then feels compelled to finish it, even if he hates everything about it. My rule for a series is I’ll try to finish the first book but if it didn’t hook me I don’t feel like investing any more time in the subsequent ones.
I’m actually more likely to acquire a book and then just never get around to reading it in the first place, rather than stopping partway through, which is problematic in its own right but is also an entirely different conversation altogether.
Which type of reader are you? What are some books you haven’t finished? Tell us all about it in the comments!