Originally Posted by QuantumIguana
I have read books that I disliked so that I could have a proper, well-informed dislike of the book.
I have the opposite problem. I've read books convinced that I would dislike them and wanted to develop a well-informed dislike of them. I ended up liking them. Well, there was one exception ...
As others have mentioned, it is far easier to put down a book that you don't like. Or simply to avoid picking it up again, which is what I usually end up doing.