I have always loved reading books if there was an interesting story attached to them, but these days I struggle, but this is for a few reasons,
I don't always remember where I am in a story, when I pick a book back up
The names don't always fit in later, and I get very confused about who is who, apart from the main characters.
This may have good points because I can read a book over a few times, and apart from a "name", the rest does not seem familiar at all.
The names which come, to mind are usually names, similar to those of people I have met in early or working life, people who usually were of interest to me for one reason or another
My wife can usually tell straight away if I have read a book, but reading the cover, where I simply don't remember at all.
While it could be distressing not remembering what I have read, it also means that I don't get bored.
I sometimes have problems understanding so words, or pronouncing them when reading, so I sometimes skip over them rather than trying to get myself in a mess
It always means that I must finish a chapter before putting the book down or that causes extra trouble with my memory, because I lose track of the plot.
But I guess that this is life and I have to do what I can to keep my brain going.