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Ranker's "Books You'll Never Finish Reading" - Latest Update!

Your long-winded retired Aussie academic brings you yet another updated and lengthened book challenge from a credible source. At least 1.7 million votes have been cast so far.
As described by Amy Boal at Ranker: "There are some books that you will just never finish, no matter how many times you try. Maybe the authors of these hardest books to read are laughing at all of us right now, or maybe they didn't even mean to make the book so tough, but here we all are, slogging through these book swamps, trying to figure out what the hell James Joyce is even on about with Ulysses."
Do you (vehemently) disagree with any of the choices?
Note: It isn't clear from the source list whether item 167 should be 'Night Watch' by Sergei Lukyanenko or 'Night Watch' by Terry Pratchett.
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The Bible: Authorized King James Version With Apocrypha (Various)
The Bible: Authorized King James Version With Apocrypha (Various)
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Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
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War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
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Ulysses (James Joyce)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
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The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
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A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
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Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
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The Iliad (Homer)
The Iliad (Homer)
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Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
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Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)
Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)
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The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
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Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
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The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)
The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
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Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary
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Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
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The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
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The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller)
The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller)
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Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
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The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
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Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
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David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey)
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Roots (Alex Haley)
Roots (Alex Haley)
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The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
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The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien)
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The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
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Exodus (Leon Uris)
Exodus (Leon Uris)
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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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Paradise Lost (John Milton)
Paradise Lost (John Milton)
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Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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Watership Down (Richard Adams)
Watership Down (Richard Adams)
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