Abandonment Issues

July 12, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

We give up a book for many reasons: it was too long, the writing was dull, it was written by E.L. James. Goodreads has charted just when and why we abandon books. Catch-22 is the number one abandoned book. (Confession: I didn’t finish it either.) Also, see our article on the pressures of finishing novels in the age of literary social media.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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