Back in 2003, Stephen King, while speaking at Yale, said that there is a magic moment that occurs for writers when they’re in the midst of reading a book, invested, perhaps, and said writer thinks, “Wow. This sucks. I can write better than this.”
It happens, and sometimes when it does, it becomes impossible to finish reading. There are simply some books, even some series, that fail to keep our interests, that lack in the essential elements of “do please try to avoid boring me.”
This week our staff pick concerns those novels and series that we just couldn’t finish. What about you, LitStackers? Is there a book or series you just couldn’t bring yourself to finishing? We want to hear from you!