While I’ve usually tried to focus on original content on this blog, this article was too amusing to pass up. It’s Not You, It’s Me: Breaking Up With Books by Sonya Chung ran in The Millions a couple of days ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. It’s an intriguing way to break up books she’s put down–where I’ve just got a small shameful list that are grouped together, she has them arranged in groups she’d like to try again (this group contained a lot of books I love a lot), groups she wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole, and books she struggled with a put down but is glad she finished (also a lot of books I loved–Zagajewski, for example.) The best category though: Books Written By Friends/Acquaintances That I May Have Been Destined Not to Like in the First Place, But Gave Them a Try For Friendship’s Sake.
So how about you? Have there been any books you simply haven’t been able to get through?