Big fan of the rule of thumb 100 pages minus your age. That’s how long I’ll give a typical book. Exceptions apply, and yes that might mean missing out on an occassional great book.
But in the end, I know there’s great books out there. Just waiting to be discovered. Why wait around on this current, boring book, to see if it becomes a diamond in the rough?
Interesting read. If you’re having difficulty finding new books to read, and Goodreads isn’t helping, try this: https://medium.com/@stevenrushing/5-books-you-should-have-read-in-october-50b9d23737b5#.jml2m0bno