How do you feel about read-a-longs? Wondrous (read: potentially fraught) occasions where we would band together to read a long or difficult book. It would be like a scary-movie-thon, but without the possibility of bed wetting.
I am of the opinion that if a book isn’t working for you, you should be able to give it up. Yet, there are some books I want to read regardless, because I can learn something from them, experience a detailed new world or get enough exposure to justify a good moan.
Books that come to mind: Lord of the Rings, Ulysses, Infinite Jest, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Second Sex…
It could read a book a month, every three months, six months or a year – at the moment I’m just registering interest.