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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.
16,849 users · 71,160 views
avg. score: 25 of 101 (24%)
required scores: 1, 13, 21, 27, 38   
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The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
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Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
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Infinite Jest
Infinite Jest
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Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged
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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
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Hard Choices (Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Hard Choices (Hillary Rodham Clinton)
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Capital in the 21st Century (Thomas Piketty)
Capital in the 21st Century (Thomas Piketty)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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Ulysses
Ulysses
10
Moby Dick
Moby Dick
11
The Bible
The Bible
12
A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time
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13
Thinking Fast and Slow
Thinking Fast and Slow
14
War and Peace
War and Peace
15
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
16
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
17
Lean In
Lean In
18
Flash Boys (Michael Lewis)
Flash Boys (Michael Lewis)
19
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
20
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
21
Midnight's Children
Midnight's Children
22
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
23
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
24
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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25
Invisible Man
Invisible Man
26
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
27
The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion
28
Wicked
Wicked
29
On the Road
On the Road
30
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
31
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
32
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
33
Don Quixote
Don Quixote
34
Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
35
Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
36
Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
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37
A Storm of Swords
A Storm of Swords
38
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
39
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans
40
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
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