Case in point, I just spent 90 minutes reading A Raisin in the Sun cover to cover. Now granted, it's a play and likely designed to be performed in a 2+ hour time frame, but still, the experience of reading an entire story before trying to have debates and conversations about a novel, to me, is much more valuable than reading bits and pieces. As I read, I could imagine having to stop every scene and think "so what do we predict will happen next?" or "what do we learn about the characters from these few lines?" It's tedious, it's counter-productive, and it's boring! And besides, if you actually sit and read the whole story, almost every single "question" that you could ask yourself in the early chapters gets answered anyway. There's no sense in analyzing Ch. 1 until you've read all the chapters first.
I don't know how I'm going to solve this problem this year, but I'd really love to stop with the piecemeal analysis of plays and novels. College solves this easily ("read this novel by next week, go!") but high school is a little different. Hopefully we can eventually get to a place where reading is fun again.