I think I'm kind of the de facto literature expert on this forum so...
1. What books have you given up on lately?
2. Why did you start it?
3. How far did you get?
4. Why did you give up?
1. Shadow of the Wind by some spanish bore.
2. Because my wife liked it and then it was a recommendation on R4 book club and there were TWO copies in the house and I had nothing else to read.
3. About half way.
4. It was complete toss. Every page I was rolling my eyes and going "for fucks sake" and it was really boring.