Top 10 Books I Should Read but Just Cannot Finish

A Listmania! list by Jill-Elizabeth (Jill Franclemont) "All Things Jill-Elizabeth"
The list author says: "What have we here - a top ten list that is composed entirely of books that I have not read. You read that right. I have not read a single one of these. I have tried. Multiple times. For each book. But have never been able to get through any of them. This is despite their classic status and despite the fact that I have picked each of them up any number of times.

I know I am going to take some grief for many of these. But that's ok. I read a lot - if there are a few I can't finish, so be it.

So here you have it, my list of the ten most significant books that I know I should read but simply cannot get through I continue to hold out hope that one day I will find the right version and be in the right mood and finally be able to cross them off my “to read” list – but that day has yet to come"
Moby Dick (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  Moby Dick (Oxford World's Classics) by Herman Melville
$10.08   Used & New from: $0.71
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Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition
2.  Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Heller
$10.52   Used & New from: $4.28
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,315 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
3.  Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by Kurt Vonnegut
$9.84   Used & New from: $2.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,735 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

To the Lighthouse
4.  To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews)

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Bleak House (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
5.  Bleak House (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Charles Dickens
$8.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (361 customer reviews)

Holy Bible-Contemporary English Version
6.  Holy Bible-Contemporary English Version by American Bible Society
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An American Tragedy (Signet Classics)
7.  An American Tragedy (Signet Classics) by Theodore Dreiser
$8.95   Used & New from: $4.28
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare)
8.  Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare
$4.77   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

Don Quixote de la Mancha (Oxford World's Classics)
9.  Don Quixote de la Mancha (Oxford World's Classics) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
$9.05   Used & New from: $2.03
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (728 customer reviews)

Robinson Crusoe (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&N Classics)
10.  Robinson Crusoe (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&N Classics) by Daniel Defoe
$4.45   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)

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