Have we ever unanimously liked the same book? I can only recall one during the past 2 years, but only 4 out of 6 members were there that night. Reading is as subjective for us as it is for agents, editors, reviewers, and other readers. It can be hard when someone doesn’t love your favorite book or author.
What happens if I don’t like a novel? If I’m reading for book club, I try to finish the first 50-100 pages before stopping. I want to give the selection a chance and contribute to the discussion. If I’m reading a book for my enjoyment or edification, I have a much shorter attention span. Usually by the end of the first page or chapter. Sometimes I wait a while and give the novel a second or third try, but I’ve only changed my opinion once.
When do you stop reading if you don’t like a book?