Fifty books most people start but never finish

(Fifty books most people start but never finish)

I am in a list making mood today, I guess.  Or a list searching/posting/etc mood, anyway.  Many of these I have started.  Many of them I haven’t bothered to start.  A couple of them I have actually finished, but those are in the minority.  I may get to some on this list one of these days.

The Bible


War and Peace


The Canterbury Tales

A Tale of Two Cities

Gone with the Wind

Anna Karenina

Wuthering Heights

The Grapes of Wrath

The Iliad

Les Miserables

The Red Badge of Courage

Atlas Shrugged

Jane Eyre

The Scarlet Letter

Don Quixote

The Good Earth

The Bridges of Madison County

The Last of the Mohicans

Crime and Punishment

In Cold Blood


The Oxford English Dictionary

David Copperfield


Uncle Tom’s Cabin

The Sun Also Rises


The Silmarillion

Lord of the Flies

The Count of Monte Cristo

Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Animal Farm


The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Paradise Lost

Water for Elephants


Watership Down

Pride and Prejudice

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Three Musketeers


The Lord of the Rings

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Fountainhead

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Pillars of the Earth






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