recommended reads' and the author has a great rule that she calls "The Rule of 50". If you are under 50, then you should read 50 pages before you decide to commit yourself to reading or giving up a book. As you get older, time gets even shorter so, once you are over 50, then she says to subtract your age from 100, and that is how many pages you should read.
As the author says, no one is getting any points in heaven for slogging through a book they aren't enjoying but think they ought to read. I am subscribing to this new motto and have even created an "Abandoned/Did Not Finish Category" in honor of it! I will be more ruthless and try to read only really good enjoyable books.
Did you make any New Years Resolutions?