We might call books our “children” and all, but some of us would suck as parents to books.
It’s okay – you’re not alone! I’m not ready to parent human beings, much less books. I’d get in trouble for child abandonment. (Plus we lug them around like models for Instagram… the horrors don’t end.)
But let’s put that analogy aside and talk about good old books, especially the ones in a series. They’re usually the poor souls getting abandoned after all, right?
So why do we abandon a book, or in this case, a book series?
Just so you know, you are not horrible. That would make all of us horrible.
1. You grew out of them.
Much like some of us grow out of hobbies and interests, we can grow out of a book series as well… it’s nothing personal. And it’s not you, book, it’s me.
2. That TBR pile though.
This is a valid excuse for everything bookworm problem related. #TBRProblems (Do you not use this excuse? How?!?!?! Or are you just ignoring those problems because you don’t want to admit you have a problem?)
3. You started the book because there was too much pressure and now there isn’t any.
You just wanted them off your back in the first place.
4. You want to take your time.
You’re not abandoning them, you look like you’re abandoning them because, “Oh dear, they go by so quickly.”
5. They got lost.
*sets book down for 5 minutes*
5 minutes later
*never finds book again*
Hey, person who took my precious copy, I see you. It’s been 5 years and all I asked you to was to babysit my book, not keep it forever.
Can’t finish a book if you don’t have it. 🤷
7. You were expecting something else out of it.
And it was A LOT better in your head than what you GOT.
8. You don’t care about book commitment (they didn’t deserve it either).
You care more about people commitment.
9. You forgot about it.
It happens, no big deal. I mean, how could you?!?!