In the London Times, Richard Wilson lists 10 books that you shouldn’t read before you die, simply because they’re not worth the effort.
10: Ulysses — James Joyce
9: Lord of the Rings — JRR Tolkien
8: For Whom the Bell Tolls — Ernest Hemingway
7: À la Recherche du Temps Perdu — Marcel Proust
6: The Dice Man — Luke Reinhart
5: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas — Hunter S Thompson
4: The Beauty Myth — Naomi Wolff
3: War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy
2: The Iliad — Homer
1: Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen
Agree or disagree with the list, the commentary that accompanies it is worth reading.
I’m about half and half on this one.
From where else? Shelf Awareness, of course.