I'm reading a book that I want to like by an author I want to respect. I just don't though. There's nothing wrong with the book. It's fairly well written, the characters are well drawn, there is plot and voice aplenty, but I just can't get into it. I read about 70 of the 400+ pages, put it down for some reason and haven't picked it back up. In fact I keep forgetting it's there and am surprised all over again each time I see it.
I almost returned it to the library but felt too guilty. I want to like it and I keep thinking I should finish to see if I can get into it, but I just have no urge to read further.
I'll probably give it another 50-100 pages using the deadline of the library due date as motivation. I'm hoping I can like it as much as I wanted to but it's not looking good. This makes it so much easier to understand when agents say they just didn't feel passionate enough about a book to take it on.