If I find the first few chapters uninteresting, I just quit reading it. That also means it wasn't worth remembering the name of the book. However, if I run across it again, my memory is reliable enough to not pick it up.
Besides, I'm finding photograph books more interesting. Pictures speak a thousand words.....
I purchased "A Pictorial History of the Japanese in Hawaii 1885-1924," because my father was born in Maui, Hawaii, and my nephew lives in Oahu.