The Best Novel You Never Finished Reading
I’ll admit that I am too embarrassed to reveal the title of the new, much-buzzed-about-novel that I’ve simply failed to keep reading after getting through the first 50 pages. Fortunately, The New Yorker’s Book Bench blog isn’t exactly depending on me for its new series, “Books, Interrupted,” which focuses on “failed” reading projects undertaken by the magazine’s contributors and editors. The debut post comes from author Yiyun Li, who confesses that she’s never made it through Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (but when you read the post, you’ll have to admit she’s had some decent excuses).
(Anyone who wants to share his or her own biggest “book, interrupted” is welcome to do so here in comments.)