DNF Anxiety

Why do I have DNF (or "Did Not Finish") anxiety when it comes to books? It's so hard for me to commit to DNFing a book. Does anyone else have this issue?


I actually created a shelf called "Hiatus" for books I can't get through, because that implies that I might actually finish them at some point.


I currently have three books on my "Hiatus" shelf.


(1) A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin (20% finished) --- This one, I'm actually planning to finish at some point, only because I want to continue on in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. But this book has been a struggle.

(2) The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole (Modern Library Exploration) The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole by Roland Huntford (53% finished) --- This one, I'm planning to finish, too. I just haven't been in the mood for this kind of book recently.


(3) The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1) The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1) by Cinda Williams Chima (33% finished) --- Now this one... to be honest, I have a hard time psyching myself up to continue this. I actually moved this from "Hiatus" to "Abandoned" (that's my DNF shelf) on Goodreads recently, and then, minutes later, after a bout of DNF anxiety, put it back to "Hiatus." I told myself that, the next weekend, I would spend a couple hours on it, giving it one last try. (This was weeks ago, and I still have not touched it.) I'm having a hard time committing to the DNF because so many other people liked this book, and loved the Seven Realms series.


As for my "Abandoned" shelf - I only have *one* book on there - Endgame (Sirantha Jax #6) by Ann Aguirre. And that book was truly, truly terrible (not just incredibly boring like The Demon King and A Feast for Crows). And even then, I DNF'd at 22% but skimmed the last 78%.


I see people DNF books all the time and I have DNF envy. I mean, it makes sense - with so little time in our lives, and so many books to read, why waste time reading a book that you're not enjoying? But ack, why do I have so much trouble doing it, then?


Am I alone here :P