Some of the books on Bonsal's Top 1001 have just been awful. I slogged through them anyway in the vain hope I would finish The List. But I don't think I'll live to be that long; at last count I was at number 180 or so.
Maybe after I finish the L'Amour and Connelly tomes I have in my sights to make 50. Might as well enjoy what I read.