I love to read!
But I'm not one of those who HAS to finish a book. There are too many books out there to keep reading one that I'm not digging. Next!
Of Goodreads' Top Five Most Abandoned Books, I read Fifty Shades of Grey because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about ... the first one was enough and I have no immediate plans to read the others. I did abandon Eat, Pray, Love for exactly the reason listed below ... I found the main character too whiny and self-obsessed. I haven't read the other three. I haven't read any of the Top Five Most Abandoned Classics.
I usually know quickly into a book whether I'm going to enjoy it or not (the writing style or subject matter) but I keep going a little further to give it a chance. I usually give up within the first 50 pages (I'm part of the 15.8% crowd listed below). When I give up on a book, I usually skip to the end to see how it ended.
Do you finish a book no matter what?