Breaking Up with a Book

Dear Unfinished Book,

Unfinised book

I will never forget being introduced to you for the first time by our mutual friend. They said you had a lot of great qualities and that I should give you a go. I know that looks aren’t everything but your outer appearance really appealed to me and you were large in size as well which I like in a book. On the surface we seemed like the perfect match.

So we met and I took you home. I was in a relationship with another book at the time but ended it amicably to make room for you in my life. Our first proper chance to get to know each other happened on the train on the way to work. You opened up to me but I found it difficult to relate to you… it was then that I started experiencing doubts. After a few more dates it has become clear that we aren’t compatible. We gave it a go, but unfortunately our short relationship is not working out.

It’s not you, it’s me. I really wanted us to connect, but we are too different. You are very intelligent and full of complex ideas, whereas I am much simpler. You are very serious and I like a bit of light to go with the darkness.

I’m sorry we didn’t work out. I hope we can part as friends. Maybe one day soon I can introduce you to someone else who will appreciate all you have to offer.

Good-bye for now. I hope you find the reader you deserve.

Best Wishes,


What books have you started and could not finish? 


17 thoughts on “Breaking Up with a Book

  1. J Z. Smith December 8, 2017 / 8:41 am

    I keep a list on goodreads of books I couldn’t finish. Sometimes it is my mood and sometimes I didn’t connect with the writing. I wanted to like the Midwife Tales mystery but just couldn’t get into it.

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    • Janereads December 8, 2017 / 11:15 am

      I agree with your reasons. Sometimes it’s just a struggle to get into a book and I just want to move on to something I like.


  2. Amanda December 8, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Hahaha this is wonderful.


    • Janereads December 8, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      Thank you! I was in a silly mood when I wrote it 😀. But I do feel a lot of guilt when I buy and then don’t finish a book.

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  3. Phil Havercroft December 8, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Life’s too short to read crap books!!

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  4. OwlBeSatReading December 10, 2017 / 3:55 am

    Lol! Brilliant, you’ve hit the nail on the head there, it can be so tough sometimes when the book-relationship doesn’t work out 😂

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  5. WoRdaDDict December 13, 2017 / 10:59 am

    This is hilarious but not being able to finish a book is like breaking up in the middle of a relationship. Unfortunately, I have a list on Goodreads of books I was not able to finish. Most time’s I write a review as to why but other’s I just can’t admit I couldn’t make it work. 😦 I wish I were able to finish all books but sometimes you just have to try it on and see if it fits.

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    • Janereads December 13, 2017 / 11:07 am

      Thanks for dropping by! I always feel like a bad book holds me back from reading something else that I will like more. You’re right, you have to give it a try and see if it fits.

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  6. Saturday Nite Reader December 14, 2017 / 6:54 am

    I am in denial mode with my book right now. Only 30% through and now I will probably hate it, I just never broke up with one before. I’m afraid to hurt its feelings! 😉

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    • Janereads December 14, 2017 / 8:47 am

      I know it’s so hard! But you both deserve better 😉.

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  7. cricketmuse December 18, 2017 / 12:04 am

    The Goldfinch. Way too many pages, not enough plot to keep the interest fire burning

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    • Janereads December 18, 2017 / 6:10 am

      I haven’t read this one and now based on your comment I probably never will!

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      • cricketmuse December 18, 2017 / 7:50 am

        It got a lot of splash. One of those books that got raves or hates. I didn’t hate it—I just wanted to read other books I knew I would like better.

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