A lot of people seem to skip the middle of New Moon. I can't do it. As much as it still hurts to read, I just can't skip over it. Part of this is my obsessiveness, where I have to read EVERYTHING. (When I'm driving, or otherwise out, I literally read every word I see. It's automatic.) I can't imagine not reading Bella's pain. And it is so much a part of what comes later. She really only stays out of her depression because of Jacob - without him, I can't see her smiling or laughing at all. I can picture her dying "accidentally" much, much sooner. And of course, without that tie to Jacob, even if she survived until Edward returned, the wolves might never have saved the Cullens from the newborns, and certainly would not have tolerated Bella being changed. Plus there's so many funny bits, like Mike's and Jacob's hands in the theatre, and important bits, like explaining her tie to Edward, despite him leaving her (she thought). Anyway, too much for me to skip, probably ever.
Up to around 12 or 13 reads now of the main Saga. Just bought Bree Tanner, re-reading soon.