Via Kevin Drum, "books you’ve started and are embarassed not to have finished":
2) La Peste
3) Tom Jones
…actually, that’s it. I occasionally feel like I ought to finish Le Morte D’Arthur, but then remember that it’s boring childish wank (incidentally, I’ve lent Ulysses to this chap; I’m not sure what terrible consequences this will have for the literary world…)
Via me, more interestingly, "books you’re embarrassed to have read".
5) Harriet and Octavia (although I read it in the form of two separate books. "Harriet" was marginally worse).