1 Vernon God Little, DBC Pierre
2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
3 Ulysses, James Joyce
4 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis De Bernieres
5 Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
6 The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
7 The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
8 War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
9 The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
10 Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
These are apparently the books most unfinished by people, according to a Teletext survey conducted in the UK on 4000 people. Harry Potter? One of the easiest books to devour! The Alchemist? It’s so thin, the language is so simple! God of Small Things?
Ah, that I can understand. I forced myself to, and I absolutely regretted it.
Moral of the story: read only if it pleases you, because leisure reading is supposed to be fun. You can read for knowledge enrichment, but only if it pleases you or if you’re willing to suffer for knowledge!