The Internet etc. led me to read less books, but even before, reading 100-200 boring pages to get to the good parts and for other reasons was not for me. Do try to read all of the books (including notes) of those I do read completely. Also, do respect YA, which is as varied as any sort of genre. See, e.g., here with a good quote and book (Converting Kate). Instant gratification btw also sorta ruined me on various movies too.