Unfinished book guilt: the thread


So, like a lot of you I'm sure, there are certain nagging books which, try as I might, I have found myself unable to finish. Sometimes, when I finally DO finish, the payoff is fairly huge. I suffer from unifinished book guilt. That's one of the reasons I'm both scared and glad that October's book is Foucault's Pendulum. Like its buddy The Name of the Rose, I have been unable to finish, and am hoping to take care of that now. Here is a short list of my top unfinished books.

1. Middlemarch by George Eliot. Okay, this was like my main book nemesis for YEARS. But I did finally finish it (I started over a few times, this unfinished guilt lasted so long) and I love this book. But I don't think I'll ever read it again. Just knowing that I finished it is enough for me.

2. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

3. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

4. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

5. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow

6. Possession by A.S. Byatt

What about you guys?