There is an interesting post at Abebooks.com where Beth Carswell lists the top ten reasons why she leaves books unread.
Among the reasons she lists I would agree with her about the size of books putting you off. The idea of a 2666 or Kindly Ones is not just a question of intimidation but there is also the time reading those books will demand. If you have ambitions to read a fair bit then those books, good as they might be, will sidetrack you from that.
Also found myself nodding at the comments about the problem that often happens with books on the to be read pile. Distractions and other recommendations often leave you leaving certain books at the bottom of the pile.
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Remaining Unread: The Top Ten Reasons We Don’t Get to Certain Books