Maybe this is heresy for me to say, but putting down a book can actually be a good thing. In my opinion, it's totally OK to not finish books: Press pause, and come back to it another time — or don't come back to it at all! Either way, setting that book down for a while might be just what you need to feel reinvigorate your love of reading.
Listen, not every book has to be read in one go. Setting a book down for a few days, or even a few months or years, might give you the opportunity to clear your head and come back to it when you're ready. Perhaps when you pick it up again, you'll be ready to blast your way through to the end, without a sweat.
So how do you tell if it's time to take a break from the book you're reading? It can be a tough decision to make. Here are some signs that it might be time to go on a hiatus. On their own, some of these things don't necessarily mean that you should take a break. But when you add them up, they might be an indicator that it's time to hit the stop button: