After some time I have been realizing that not finishing a book doesn't make me a loser. Seriously, I felt so much shame for not finishing a book. Like there was something wrong with me for not finishing a book.
Now though I have to say it's great to finally put all that aside and just be happy to say a book is not for me. I wasted so much time trying to get through books I didn't enjoy that I wasted time not reading books I actually wanted to read.
I don't have a huge pile of books I haven't finished or anything. About 30 books altogether. Not too bad for someone who read 300+ books a year.
If you need some advice on DNFing a book I thought these articles were enjoyable:
The joy of not finishing books: if you don't like it, don't read it
GIVING UP ON BOOKS: WHEN ‘TO BE READ’ BECOMES ‘DID NOT FINISH’
How about you?
Do you feel shame at putting down a book unfinished?
Anything help you be able to feel okay with DNFing a book?