25. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkin
Again, we direct you to the movies, fast-forwarding through the boring parts.
26. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Read an Agatha Christie murder mystery instead.
27. Ulysses by James Joyce
"Whenever someone says it's their favorite book, which happens frequently, I automatically know they're a little pretentious. Don't get me wrong, I love James Joyce. But I prefer Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man."
28. Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
A thriller about an America where the postal service is underground should be awesome. Only, it's painful.