While trying to complete the 50 book challenge and expand my reading taste, I have ran into books that I just could not get into. Books that halfway through I could not force myself to go any further.
In order to save myself trouble but still give each book I pick up a chance, I have implemented the 20% rule.
The 20% rule is really simple. Basically, I have to read 20% of a book before I throw in the towel and call it a lose.
20% does not sound like a lot but for a 400 page book that is 80 pages. 20% should be enough time to catch my attention. If an author can't catch my attention in that amount of time, than why should I continue?
I think by reading 20% of a book, I am giving the book a fair chance.