I made a similar post about six months ago discussing why I think it is good to not finish books sometimes, as well as talking about reasons why I dropped a few books. I figured it was time to do it again because I have had a few notable books recently that I haven't finished.
I don't know how often I will be doing this sort of post about books I haven't finished, but I needed to honestly get my feelings out about Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I had seen this book around everywhere, and when I bought it, the cashier even comment about how popular it is. The premise seemed like this would be a cute, heartwarming book. To say my expectations were high is an understatement. I ended up stopping at page 124 (about a third into the book).
I think a lot of people struggle with admitting that they force themselves to finish books they might not want to. I am one of them, so I can totally understand. Maybe it's a book that was recommended to you, or you've already put so much time into reading and there is only a little bit left, or maybe you feel bad because you purchased the book and feel like that money was wasted. That last one is what I struggle with the most, but I try to tell myself that I tried and it's not worth the pain of trying to finish it.