Have you ever picked up a book that someone recommended to you that you were super excited to read, and you just couldn’t get into it?
Or on the teaching end, have some of your students been unable to get into a book that you thought they would like, or that other groups have liked, only to find them struggling to get through it? Of course, it is easy to put down a pleasure read, but if the book is assigned reading for class, your students (or you!) don’t always get that option!
The handy infographic below takes a look at the psychology of book abandonment. It takes the top 5 most abandoned “popular” books, the top 5 abandoned “classics”, and looks at some of the reasons folks give for what makes them keep reading or stop reading. So the next time you’re having trouble with a book in class, you can look at some of the ideas and perhaps use them to pick a better option that will keep your students turning pages. Keep reading to learn more.
Top 5 Abandoned “Popular” Books (and some reasons why)
Top 5 Abandoned Classics
What Makes You Put A Book Down?
What Makes You Want To Keep Reading?