101 Books Most People Start but Never Finish

They may be some of the most famous books in history, but "Catch-22," "Atlas Shrugged," and "The Lord of the Rings" are among 10 of the most "abandoned" books, according to reader-driven book recommendation website Goodreads.
Interested in why people set aside their books, Goodreads analyzed which books were most frequently shelved by their users.
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Avg. score: 25 of 101 (24%)
Required scores: 1, 13, 21, 27, 38   
How many have you finished (or tried to)?
1
The Lord of the Rings
2
Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
3
Infinite Jest
4
Atlas Shrugged
5
The Catcher in the Rye
6
Hard Choices (Hillary Rodham Clinton)
7
Capital in the 21st Century (Thomas Piketty)
8
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
9
Ulysses
10
Moby Dick
11
The Bible
12
A Brief History of Time
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13
Thinking Fast and Slow
14
War and Peace
15
The Sound and the Fury
16
One Hundred Years of Solitude
17
Lean In
18
Flash Boys (Michael Lewis)
19
Fifty Shades of Grey
20
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
21
Midnight's Children
22
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
23
The Canterbury Tales
24
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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25
Invisible Man
26
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
27
The Silmarillion
28
Wicked
29
On the Road
30
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
31
Pride and Prejudice
32
Crime and Punishment
33
Don Quixote
34
Gone With the Wind
35
Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
36
Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
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37
A Storm of Swords
38
In Cold Blood
39
The Last of the Mohicans
40
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
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