I love to read. I almost always have a book by my side, I love libraries, and I keep a running list of the books I want to try.
But note that key word: try. As an avid reader, I also believe that we don't have to finish every book we start. If you don't like a book, abandon it.
The first time I truly understood this concept was when I had to teach it. I taught middle school English several years ago, and I found that many of my students thought that when they started a book they had to finish it. (And I'm not talking about required reading...I'm talking about books that we read for fun.)
A lot of the kids felt guilty for abandoning a book, or felt some sort of pressure to finish something, even if they didn't like it.
My opinion? When reading books for fun, let's only read books that we enjoy. There are countless times when I've started a book only to stop reading it 20 pages in, or halfway through. I don't care if I feel like I've wasted my time with what I already read. It's not worth it to me to keep reading a book when it feels painful.
Life is too short to read a bad book.