I have trouble finishing books.Okay, so maybe that is a bit of a brash statement. I finished 100 books last year and 102 in 2012 so I obviously finish books. It's just I don't know how else to describe this feeling. I actually do have trouble finishing books.
See, the problem is, my favorite part of any book is the first 100-150 pages. I like the start of books where anything can happen and the characters could be anybody. By the middle I'm usually a little distracted because I've gotten to know the characters, the inciting action has taken place and we are just in a trot to the ending. In the present day YA market that is usually some form of a cliffhanger.
This isn't just limited to books I rate 2 or 3 stars either. There are a couple books I rated 5 stars where I hit the middle, and even though I was enjoying the book, I still had to push myself through to the end.
And this trouble finishing books extends, and worsens, if the book is in a series. I am terrible about finishing series. Last year I participated in the End of the Series Challenge and only managed to finish 5. I was a little better about sequels, or books in the middle of series, I read 15 of those.
So I'm wondering, am I alone or do you also have trouble finishing books, sequels, and series? How do you stay motivated to finish books when you've hit the blase middle?
Let me know in the comments!