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How long before in progress is abandoned..?

Hey y’all! I was wondering: how long can you go before a book has to be marked abandoned or attempted instead of currently reading? Because right now I have four or five that I am partway through but haven’t read in, well… several months.

I do plan to finish them, but I had other books that took priority for one reason or another. I got some bills from my library holds. I had some ARCs to read before they published. And now Dune is technically one that I started almost a year ago. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคฃ

I guess I’ll have to reprioritize these soon to get them off my list! Why did I suddenly become a serial abandoner??


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13 thoughts on “How long before in progress is abandoned..?

  1. Earlier this year I cleared out my CR shelf on Goodreads after having some books on there for the last 3 years? ๐Ÿ˜‚ I ended up moving all of them to a new exclusive shelf I created so they won’t be marked as “want to read” or “read” cos I think I do want to finish them… Eventually! But it’s such a great feeling having only my *actual* current reads on my CR shelf ๐Ÿ˜œ

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    1. Yes that’s why it’s driving me crazy now to have them lingering there!! I have an on hold exclusive shelf that’s meant to be like, I’m coming back to this … but it doesn’t really get used. xD your three year waits make me feel better though lol ๐Ÿ˜‡


  2. I think I started the Dune ebook collection about four years ago, and set it aside after trying to persevere. I recently discovered that I’d made it halfway through the original book though, so bought the paperback to force myself to plow through it. Maybe my feelings towards it will change if I can see how much I have left to read, at least that’s my thinking!

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    1. I had the opposite problem! I bought a physical copy but it was a weird size so reading it was actually uncomfortable. My digital copy went back to the library and I never grabbed it again. I hope the physical copy works for you! It is a cool story, just have to get into it โ˜บ๏ธ

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  3. I have the same problem, if I haven’t read it in a few weeks I’ll just mark it as either DNF or want to read, but like if it’s books I’m listening to with my kiddo I’ll just leave it there until we finish, which sometimes takes a few weeks to a few months. If we aren’t actively listening (We usually only listen when in the car) then I’ll mark it back as want to read.

    Ash @ Essentially Ash

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    1. Audiobooks especially, yes! I have one that I’ll put on whenever I need one, but that’s rare, maybe once every few months. Luckily I’ve read the book before so I can hop back in easily haha. If only they had little recaps at points to remind you where you were xD


  4. I have an exclusive shelf on Goodreads now (which I should recreate on storygraph tbh) to move books that I had on my reading shelf into “not now”. I am not the kind of reader who can read multiple titles at once and prefers to read a book at a time, so when I bounce around it’s a sign I need to set it aside. I usually do that after a week of no progress though hahaha, months is wild to me!

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    1. Honestly it’s crazy to me too that it’s been months. xD I just can’t bare to put them on my abandoned shelf. They don’t belong there!! I track all my pages read on SG so I don’t want to move them off my CR status because when I resume them from wherever I left off it would then count the beginning pages a second time if I don’t re-read them… so they linger. :l


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