Books That Go Unfinished

The BBC reported yesterday on the top books that go unread by Britons. I love that enough people actually thought they should read David Beckham’s autobiography in order to have it be the third most unfinished non-fiction book. I’ve bolded the ones that I’ve read for kicks.


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

And non-fiction:

1 The Blunkett Tapes, David Blunkett
2 My Life, Bill Clinton
3 My Side, David Beckham
4 Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss
5 Wild Swans, Jung Chang

6 Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking
7 The Downing Street Years, Margaret Thatcher
8 I Can Make You Thin, Paul McKenna
9 Jade: My Autobiography, Jade Goody
10 Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?, Mick O’Hare

The Superfast Reader, when reading for work, cannot leave a book unread, even when, like tonight, she loses interest in the plot on page 72. Not only must she read, she must also summarize. Don’t you feel sorry for her? If so, please visit the sidebar link and buy her something good from her Amazon wishlist.

War and Peace is totally on there, by the way.

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